Bruce is proud to have actively participated in a wide range of professional and volunteer groups throughout his career, including The American College of Trial Lawyers (State Committee), Iowa Defense Counsel (President), Defense Update Magazine (Board of Editors), American Board of Trial Advocates (member), and The Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (Midwest Regional Membership Chair & Board of Directors). Bruce is a past president of the Iowa State Bar Association and continues to serve on the administrative committee. He is also a member of the Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission and serves as the chair of the Language Access Subgroup and is a founding member of the New Iowans Legal Advice Clinic, which provides pro bono legal assistance to the community.

Having served as volunteer since 1977, Bruce’s involvement in the community has afforded him the opportunity to be involved in wide variety of organizations, his favorite of which is coaching youth sports.

Practice Areas:

  • Trial Law Practice
  • Plaintiff and Defense Litigation
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Workers’ Compensation

Date and Place of Admission to State Bar and Federal Courts:

  • 1972, Iowa


  • William Penn College
  • B.A., University of Iowa, 1968
  • J.D., University of Iowa, 1972

Legal Authorships/Teaching Positions:

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • PESI
  • Governor’s Safety Counsel
  • Young Lawyers Section Iowa
  • Nuts & Bolts Seminar
  • National Business Institute
  • Defense Counsel Association

Memberships in Bar and Professional Associations:

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Iowa Jury Instructions Committee
      Past President
  • American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Iowa Association of Defense Counsel
  • For The Defense Update, Editor
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
    • Midwest Region Membership Chairman
  • American College of Trial Lawyers

Memberships in Community Associations:

  • Sunrise Optimist Club
    • Good Reader Program participant
      Past President
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian Men’s Group
    • Mission Committee Member; Haiti 2000
    • Elder Deacon Team Members
  • Assistant Coach City High
  • Johnson County Juvenile Crime Prevention
    • Sophomore Team Policy Board Member
  • Southeast Junior High Football
  • Coach - Babe Ruth A's & Rockies