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Practice Areas

Community Association Counsel
Contract Counsel


University of Colorado, 1985
California Western School of Law, 1995

Affiliations and Memberships

State Bar of California
American Bar Association
San Diego County Bar Association
American Legion, Post 275
Community Associations Institute (CAI), Member, San Diego Chapter Past President and Board Member
Legislative Support Committee (LSC), Member, San Diego Chapter
California Association of Community Managers (CACM), Member


Kieran Purcell graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1985. After serving seven years in the United States Navy, Kieran joined Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC as a law clerk while attending California Western School of Law. Upon graduation in April 1995, Kieran became an attorney with the firm where his work on behalf of community associations includes providing advice on all types of corporate matters including litigation, interpretation and enforcement of governing documents and reconstruction issues. He has been a shareholder of EG&H since 2002.

Kieran spent three terms on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), where he served as its President, co-chaired the National Seminar Committee and co-chaired the Golf & Tennis Charity Classic. Currently, Kieran is a delegate for the Legislative Support Committee for the San Diego Chapter, in support of CAI’s California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC), and teaches the Common Interest Development Law Course. During his tenure with CAI, Kieran has earned the San Diego Chapter’s President’s Award four times, and in 2006 was recognized with the Samuel L. Dolnick Lifetime Achievement Award.

In September 2015, Captain Kieran Purcell retired from the United States Navy after 30 years of active and reserve service, including 3 tours as Commanding Officer.

A former President of the San Diego Chapter of the University of Colorado Alumni Association, Kieran served 5 years on the University’s National Alumni Board of Directors.

Honors & Awards

  • 2012-Present - CAI Legislative Support Committee (LSC)
  • 2014 - CAI San Diego Chapter President's Award
  • 2004-2011 - California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC)
  • 2006-2009 - California Legislative Action Committee (CLAC) Delegate
  • 2007 - CAI San Diego Chapter President's Award
  • 2006 - CAI San Diego Chapter, Samuel L. Dolnick Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2005 - President, CAI San Diego Chapter
  • 2004 - Co-Chair, CAI National Conference Committee
  • 2004 - CAI San Diego Chapter President’s Award
  • 2003-2005 - CAI San Diego Chapter Board Member
  • 2001 - CAI San Diego Chapter President’s Award
  • 2000-2005 - University of Colorado National Alumni Board of Directors
  • 1999 - Co-Chair, CAI San Diego Golf and Tennis Charity Classic
  • 1998-2001 - CAI San Diego Chapter Board Member
  • 1996-2000 - President, San Diego Chapter of the University of Colorado Alumni Association
  • Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC Articles

    • Construction Contracting 101
    • Questions and Answers Regarding Architectural Enforcement Procedures for Community Association
    • Termite Eradication Bugging You?

    Additional Articles

    • Condominium Association Can Enact Rules Excluding Non-Resident Owner From Using Common Area Recreational Facilities
    • Delegation of Board of Directors Powers to Officers and Committee
    • Amendment To Bylaws Creating A New And Disadvantaged Class Must Be Approved By Members Of That Class
    • Ethics In Community Association Management
    • If You Aren’t Supporting CLAC, You Aren’t Paying Attention (President’s Message)

    Events & Speaking Engagements

    Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC San Diego Legal Symposium @ Town & Country Hotel
    Dec 1 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Legislative Updates, New Case Law, Current Issues & Trends,
    Social Media, Next Door & Neighbor-to-Neighbor Issues, Two Truths and a Lie: Fact vs. Fiction
    Exhibitor Networking, Attorney Q&A and/or Attorney Roundtable Discussions

    Breakfast and lunch is provided.

    Our 2017 San Diego and Coachella Valley Legal Symposia are CACM-approved for 2 CEUs and CAI approved for 5 CE credits (

    Legal Lessons: Managing Meetings & Your Membership @ Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC Temecula Office
    Jan 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 am
    Legal Lessons: Managing Meetings & Your Membership @ Epsten Grinnell & Howell, APC Temecula Office

    Join Kieran J. Purcell, Esq. and Nancy I. Sidoruk, Esq. at our Temecula office to learn about managing your meetings and your membership.

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