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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    12 years
  2. Trusts: 25%
    12 years
  3. Probate: 15%
    12 years
  4. Business: 5%
    12 years
  5. Tax: 5%
    25 years


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77772 Flora Rd Ste C
Palm Desert, CA, 92211


MOInactive voluntarily200401/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top of class in Estate PlanningCALI2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President/Attorney/CPAThe Law Office of Bruce R. Durkee, APC2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Board of AccountancyCertified Public Accountant1993 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier Coll SOLN/AlawN/A
Vanguard UniversityN/AundergraduateN/A