Jacob W. Purcell
Jake Purcell is not in a hurry; he just likes getting things done. College? Why not graduate summa cum laude in three years at age 20? Can’t quite decide on law school or business school first? Just add courses from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business while getting a law degree.
You may think that a person who can pack so much into smaller than usual amounts of time must have the outward affect of a hummingbird or must rush through things, but that's not Jake. Jake brings a very thoughtful, studied, measured approach to every problem he tackles - in the law firm and in life. Jake's accomplishments are not a result of haste; rather, they are the reflections of a draw toward the complex and a desire to simplify.
While attending Miami University, Jake studied accounting with a focus on internal managerial systems. In 2012, Jake was awarded the Arthur H. Carter Scholarship for excellence in accounting. During law school, Jake served on the University of Pennsylvania’s Journal of Business Law, eventually becoming a senior editor. Jake was also awarded the Animal Law Project's Volunteer of the Year award, in 2015, for his research into the effects of noise pollution on whales and the ability to add companion animals to restraining orders in Florida.
At Katz Teller, Jake's practice is not yet concentrated in any one area, though with his business background, he works most frequently in the corporate and transactional group.
- James Miller Memorial Fund (Cincinnati Warrior Run), Member, Board of Directors
- University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 2015
- University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Certificate in Executive Management, 2014
- Miami University, B.S. Business, 2012, summa cum laude
- 2015, Ohio