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Eric David Bruce

Eric David Bruce

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

About Me

Mr. Bruce was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992 and moved to the Sarasota-Bradenton area that same year to begin his career as an attorney. During the course of his career, he has been engaged in various aspects of civil practice, including over ten years of service as the Senior Program Attorney for the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court’s Child Support Enforcement Office, where on occasion he acted in the capacity of a Special Prosecutor on behalf of the State of Florida Department of Revenue in Indirect Criminal Contempt cases. He is a member of the Florida Justice Association, a long-time coach and supporter of the Manatee High School Mock Trial Team program, a continuing legal education lecturer and the 2009-2010 President for the Manatee County Bar Association.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%



Contingent (100%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Crystal Diane Golm

    Eric is a fantastic attorney, with an excellent reputation in our community. I highly recommend Eric if you are looking for an attorney with a quick legal mind an attention to detail.


    Crystal Golm Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • J Steele Olmstead

    Mr. Bruce is a superb advocate. I have personally benefited from his excellent advocacy in the court room with a ruling he got from a judge. Too many lawyers are "TV" lawyers who take cases in and settle them. Mr. Bruce is the genuine article when it comes to litigation. He tireless in his efforts for his clients. I have read his memorandums, seen the effect he has in the court room and been impressed by his skill. He is an excellent advocate for his clients and a brilliant litigator.


    J Olmstead Brain Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Heintz & Becker

905 6th Ave W
Bradenton, FL, 342057701


FLMember in Good Standing199205/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV ratingMartindale Hubbell2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Heintz & Becker2009 - Present
Senior Program AttorneyManatee County Clerk of Circuit Court1998 - 2009
PrincipalEric D. Bruce, P.A.1993 - 1998
AssociateHarllee, Porges, Hamlin & Hamrick1992 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Manatee County Bar AssociationImmediate Past President2010 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationPresident2009 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2008 - 2009
Manatee County Bar AssociationTreasurer2006 - 2008
Manatee County Bar AssociationDirector2003 - 2006
Manatee County Bar AssociationHigh School Mock Trial Coach1996 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Myslinski v. Shorewalk Condominium AssociationJudgment for $590,000 with 25% comparative negligence

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawN/Alaw1992
Florida Atlantic UniversityAccountingBachelor of Business Administration1989

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Sarasota Manatee Paralegal meetingEthical issues related to LOPs2011
Florida Bar SeminarFamily Law2008