From serving as the de-facto outside general counsel to businesses to prosecuting and defending their interests in court, Bruce provides a myriad of legal services to clients from coast to coast. Although Bruce cut his teeth in the practice of law as a commercial and defense-oriented litigator, he now spends a significant amount of time counseling clients on how to best avoid costly litigation and, instead, realize business opportunities. Bruce still represents companies large and small in complicated litigation involving intellectual property, personal injury, commercial disputes, shareholder claims, and employment and disability issues.
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Don't Let Those Codefendants Get Away: Preserving Your Right to Allocate Fault to Nonparties
Dealing with Pro Se Parties in Litigation
Tell Me About Your Other Widgets: The Discoverability of Other Products and Accidents in Product Liability Cases
Federal Preemption of Class III Medical Devices Approved under the Premarket Approval Process
Gilda's Club Louisville, Board of Directors
Louisville Legal Aid Society, Volunteer Attorney
Leadership Southern Indiana, Graduate
Leadership Louisville, Bingham Fellows Program, Graduate
Before joining Stites & Harbison as an associate, Bruce served as a field representative to Indiana Congressman Baron Hill, 1999 to 2004. As a field representative, Bruce assisted local communities and organizations in securing federal appropriations and grants. He also worked on economic development projects involving federal investment.
Bruce volunteers for the Louisville Legal Aid Society and Gilda's Club of Kentuckiana, where he is a member of the board of directors. He has previously served on the boards of directors for One Southern Indiana, Personal Counseling Services, and the Kentucky-Indiana Exchange (KIX). Bruce's most recent passion—inspired by his youngest daughter—is advocating for children with congenital heart defects and other pre-existing health conditions.
Bruce tries to exercise as often as possible in order to keep up with his wife Mari-Elise, three children, and the family puppy. Exercise is also important to counterbalance Bruce’s love of food and drink. Bruce still finds ways to "scratch his political itch"—mostly by supporting good candidates for public office.
Indiana Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2009, 2011-16)
Benchmark Litigation, Future Star (2018-19)
Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hot List (2016)
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation names 11 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys as “Litigation Stars” and five as “Future Stars” in Kentucky.
A federal court in Indiana issued multiple rulings on September 14, 2017, excluding two of the plaintiff’s expert witnesses in a product liability lawsuit and granting summary judgment for the defendant, safety equipment manufacturer Leatt Corporation.