William A. Bruce

William A. Bruce

Partner
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Location:
Bakersfield, California
Phone:
661-401-7755
Fax:
661-326-0418
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Bill Bruce is a 1979 graduate of the Pepperdine University School of Law. Bill has over 38 years of extensive jury trial experience defending California businesses and public entities in tort and business litigation, including products liability, toxic torts, 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

  • Complex Personal Injury Defense
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Public Entity Defense
  • 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

  • American Board of Trial Advocates – Member, 1995- Present
    • Board of Directors, Cal-Abota, 2008-2010
    • President, San Joaquin Valley Chapter, 2009
    • Board of Directors, San Joaquin Valley Chapter, 2006-2010
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel – Member, 1980-present
    • Board of Directors, 1991-1994
    • Committee Chair, 2006-2009
  • Kern County Bar Association, 1980-present
    • Board of Directors, 1996-1999
  • American Bar Association, 1980-present

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

Community Involvement

  • Kern CASA
    • Board of Directors, 1997-2002
    • Vice President, 2000-2002
  • Kern County YMCA
    • Board of Directors, 1981-1983