Bruce R. Durkee is licensed both as an attorney and as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization has designated Bruce as a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.
Bruce graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Whittier Law School -- finishing in the top 10% of his class -- and he earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Accounting from Vanguard University of Southern California, graduating cum laude.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce owned a CPA firm in Palm Desert, California, and previously held positions at Maryanov, Madsen, Gordon & Campbell, in Palm Springs, California, and Kushner, Smith, Joanou & Gregson, in Irvine, California.
Bruce began his legal career in private practice in Laguna Hills, California. Subsequently, Bruce served as Chief Legal Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Senior Vice President for a $2.3 billion nonprofit organization in Springfield, Missouri.
Bruce's practice areas include Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Business Planning, Tax Law and Nonprofit Law.
Licensed since 2003
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top of class in Estate Planning||CALI||2002|
|President/Attorney/CPA||The Law Office of Bruce R. Durkee, APC||2003 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|California Board of Accountancy||Certified Public Accountant||1993 - Present|
|Whittier Coll SOL||N/A||law||N/A|