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I am a personal injury lawyer with over 25 years of experience.  I graduated medical school in July of 2013 and am now the first and only board certified civil trial lawyer M.D. in Florida history.   I have tried over 60 cases to verdict.  I am a former police officer, paratrooper and combat veteran.  No other lawyer past or present has these qualifications.  My partner, Michael Ortiz, is a 22 year plus experienced personal injury lawyer who holds an advanced degree in Theology and is currently working on his PhD.   Michael combines qualities of honesty, professionalism and diligence with a deep abiding conviction to his faith and his clients.   Please visit our website, for more information.  We are available 24/7 in an emergency.  


Languages spoken: Hebrew, English

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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 80%
    27 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Discrimination: 15%
    27 years, 25 cases
  3. Health Care: 5%
    9 years, 5 cases



Hourly ($300-400/hour), contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael Abraham Ortiz

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    Michael Ortiz Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David Ashley Haenel

    I have had the pleasure of working with Bruce on several cases. I know for a fact that he is a great lawyer, a hard worker, and most importantly he delivers results. He is up front with clients and realistic to them if they do not have a case. He truly is a 24/7 personal injury lawyer, and I am amazed to get emails from him in the middle of the night, because he is up working on his cases. I would entrust Bruce to handle any personal injury case.


    David Haenel Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Ortiz | Kleinberg

535 Lafayette Court
Sarasota, FL, 34236

Ortiz | Kleinberg

535 Lafayette Court.
Sarasota, FL, 34236



FLMember in Good Standing198809/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Expert Civil Trial LawFlorida Bar2014
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Book Award - JurisprudenceUniversity of Florida1986
MarksmanIsraeli Army1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerOrtiz | Kleinberg2014 - Present
Managing PartnerLaw Office of Bruce Kleinberg2003 - Present
Police OfficerSarasota Police Department1980 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
Temple EmmanuelBoard of Trustees2011 - 2013
Florida BarMember1988 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember1988 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rolland v. Vega$370,000
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Publication nameTitleDate
A Guide to Personal InjuryKnowledge is Power: A Guide to Personal Injury Cases2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Health Sciences AntiguaBiologyMD - Doctor of Medicine2013
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SMALSS ConferenceMedical Marijuana - The Medical Perspective2014
Tampa Paralegal AssociationElectronic Tools in Personal Injury2010