Bruce’s practice focuses predominantly in the area of medical malpractice litigation and includes personal injury and commercial litigation. Bruce is a Diplomate with the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) having tried over a hundred cases to verdict in virtually every part of Texas. Since 2003 he has served as an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University School of Law teaching the Medical Malpractice Litigation course. Over the last 30 years Bruce has practiced primarily in Central and South Texas and has tried a number of dangerous medical malpractice cases in Laredo, winning almost all of them. Bruce also had the unique experience of receiving two unanimous defense verdicts in the same week.
After completing his undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of Missouri, at Columbia, and a brief stint in the United States Navy, Bruce earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law. He served on the school’s Law Review and was awarded the American Jurisprudence Prize in Constitutional Law, the Judge Roy W. Harper Prize for Best Work in Federal Courts, and the Russell Castile Scholarship.
Bruce was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1975 and clerked for a judge on the Missouri Court of Appeals from 1975 – 1976. Thereafter, he served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal, Anti-Trust and Administrative Law Divisions of the Office of the Missouri Attorney General. When his wife Cheryl completed her Ph.D. and was offered a position at the University of Texas in Austin, Bruce moved his practice to support her career. She reciprocated in 1990 when he was offered a position in San Antonio to work alongside George Brin. Bruce and his entire team joined Plunkett, Griesenbeck & Mimari in 2019.
Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1987)
Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (1989)
Top Texas Lawyer, Texas Monthly Super Lawyer Medical Malpractice, 2013 –2020
Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent Peer Rating
American Jurisprudence Prize in Constitutional Law, 1975
Judge Roy W. Harper Prize for Best Work in Federal Courts, 1975
Russell Castile Scholarship, 1974 – 1975
Medical Malpractice Defense
J.D., University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law, 1975
B.A., Political Science, University of Missouri - Columbia, 1970
State Bar of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
American Board of Trial Advocates (Diplomate)
San Antonio American Board of Trial Advocate, Bylaws Committee, 2021
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
San Antonio Bar Association
Bexar County Medical Society and San Antonio Bar Association Medical Legal Liaison Committee