Our Story

The Law Office of  Purnell, McKennett & Menke PC has served Manassas and Prince William County since 1963.  Our attorneys are licensed to practice in all Virginia state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

Our Mission

Purnell, McKennett & Menke PC strive to provide committed experienced legal counsel and excellent representation to individuals, families and small businesses throughout the Northern Virginia area. 

Our Services

We provide an extensive array of legal services. Whether you are in need of estate planning, help with client/landlord issues, establishing a business or representation in court, you can count on us to provide outstanding service.  

Why Choose Us ?

We Specialize and Excel in Small Business Representation, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Landlord/Tenant Issues, Collections and Criminal Defense


We strive for excellence in providing our clients personal, quality, legal assistance with a focus on building and sustaining genuine relationships.



Our firm is a well managed, sustainable business with capable and competent attorneys, an efficient staff and the strength to sustain our presence in Northern Virginia for years to come.


.We diligently advise you concerning the law, alternatives and consequences while keeping you informed of progress and developments.

Expert Lawyers

Our attorneys are among the brightest and most passionate in Virginia having argued cases from local jurisdictions to the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Our Expertise Areas

We specialize in representing small businesses from start-ups to well established corporations. In a fast paced business climate, think of us as your general counsel, ready to solve your immediate issues before they become long term, expensive problems. Learn more here.

Our law firm takes pride in meeting with clients and discussing their desires for their estate plan, and providing all necessary estate documents at an affordable price. We have reasonable flat fees for individual documents or cost-saving package prices. Find out more here.

 A criminal conviction has the potential to impact on your family, career, and other aspects of life for months or years to come. The experienced criminal defense attorneys of Purnell, McKennett & Menke, will assist you from the start to help ease your concerns and prepare you for the court process. Find out more here.

Most real estate transactions are confusing and often overwhelming. Several documents are difficult to understand and often require some understanding of real estate law. Whether you are renting your first apartment, buying or selling a home or refinancing your current mortgage, consulting a real estate attorney before you sign on the dotted line can give you peace of mind. Learn more here.

We provide clients with collection of overdue debt obligations.  Our attorneys with expertise in civil litigation, provide a full range of collection services to individuals, businesses, homeowners’ and condominium owners’ associations, insurance companies and banks in collecting overdue debts. Find out more here.

During the difficult times following the death of a loved one, our experienced attorneys will assist you through the probate process and guide you through any difficulties. We can help you avoid some unnecessary financial and emotional strain. Find out more here.

Our Team

Timothy M. Purnell

Managing Partner

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