William A. Bruce

William A. Bruce

Partner
Location:
Bakersfield, California
Phone:
661-401-7755
Fax:
661-326-0418
Email:
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Bill Bruce is a 1979 graduate of the Pepperdine University School of Law. Bill has 30 years of extensive jury trial experience defending California businesses in tort and business litigation, including products liability, toxic tort and crop damage, and personal injury claims. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest designation.

Areas of Practice

  • Oilfield Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Agribusiness Litigation
  • Insurance Defense

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1979
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1976

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kern County Bar Association, 1980 - Present
  • Kern County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 1996 - 1999
  • American Bar Association, 1980 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Board of Directors, California Board of Trial Advocates, 2008 - 2010
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, San Joaquin Valley Chapter, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2010
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, San Joaquin Valley Chapter, Chapter President, 2009
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, 1980 - Present
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Board of Directors, 1991 - 1994
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Committee Chair, 2006 - 2009

Professional Experience

  • Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP, 1994-Present
  • Robinson, Palmer and Stanton, 1982 - 1994
  • King, Eyherabide, Anspach, Friedman and Robinson, 1980 - 1982

Pro Bono Activities

  • Kern CASA,Board of Directors, 1997 - 2002
  • Kern CASA,Vice President,, 2000 - 2002