With expertise in trial, discovery and mediation, Bruce provides his clients with insightful, strategic representation and a sharp focus on successful resolution.  He has tried more than 40 cases to verdict and handled hundreds more.  He has represented a wide range of clients in many industries, which have included natural gas distribution, pipeline operators, trucking and transportation, manufacturers, building owners, hotels and other businesses. 

The trials in which he has obtained defense verdicts include the defense of claims of injuries consisting of catastrophic burns and traumatic brain damage.  Whatever the injury, Bruce quickly and accurately evaluates damages to communicate with clients to develop an informed and appropriate strategy for the defense. 

Court Admissions

  • Louisiana: all courts
  • Texas: all state courts
  • North Carolina: all state courts
  • United States District Courts: Eastern, Middle and Western District of Louisiana 
  • United States Court of Appeals:  Fifth Circuit
  • Pro Hac Vice: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Virginia and West Virginia

Education

  • Southern Methodist University, BBA 1979
  • Southern Methodist University, JD 1982

Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


Professional Affiliations

  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
    • Vice-Chair, Energy and Utilities
    • Vice-Chair, Admissions Committee
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)


Civic Involvement

  • St. Martin’s Episcopal School, Board Member 2015 – present
  • Trinity Episcopal School Board, Vice Chair 2012-2013, Board Member 2008-2014
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Senior Warden 2000-2003, Junior Warden 1998-2000, Vestry Member 1997-2005
  • Trinity Church Vincent Memorial Legacy Board, 1996-2000
  • Louisiana Civil Service League, Board Member, 1992-1994

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