On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, the Supreme Court of Missouri issued an order to disbar attorney Andrew D. Purcell, following his guilty plea to a Class A misdemeanor of stealing without consent.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Andrew D. Purcell,” with case no. # SC100203

The Chief Disciplinary Counsel had filed an information and motion for a final order of discipline, leading to a show cause order issued on August 23, 2023, for Purcell to explain why he should not face disciplinary action. Purcell responded to the show cause order on September 29, 2023.

After reviewing the information and Purcell’s response, the Supreme Court of Missouri decided to disbar him, cancel his right and license to practice law in the state and remove his name from the roll of attorneys. Purcell is obligated to comply with Rule 5.27, which outlines procedures following a disbarment or suspension order.

Additionally, Purcell has been directed to pay a fee of $2,000.00 to the Clerk of the Court for the Advisory Committee Fund, with costs also taxed to him.

According to Avvo, Mr. Purcell practiced as a criminal defense attorney in Bridgeton, Missouri prior to his disbarment. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2013 and obtained his law license in Missouri the same year.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.