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About me

I am a trial lawyer practicing state and federal criminal defense.  From my home base in Orange County, I try cases throughout California and the United States.  I devote an extraodinary amount of time perfecting my craft and defending my clients.  It is my life.  




Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    13 years, 2 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

48 total 

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  • Clark Hansen Fielding

    I fully endorse Mr. Keith Bruno. Mr. Bruno is an expert litigator who has obtained phenomenal results at trial. Mr Bruno is personable and passionate about trial.


    Clark Fielding Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joshua Alan Waldman

    I wholeheartedly endorse Keith Bruno. I have referred several clients to Mr. Bruno for criminal defense matters, and they consistently tell me they were exceptionally pleased with his work. I know Mr. Bruno is a tireless and zealous advocate for his clients and he would certainly be my first call if I were ever in need of criminal defense counsel.


    Joshua Waldman Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


4675 MacArthur Court
Suite 1270
Newport Beach, CA, 92660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Rising StarSuperlawyers2010
Superlawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
MemberNational College for DUI Defense2008
"Don Simms" Trial Attorney of the Year AwardOrange County Public Defender2006
Selected for NBC TV show "The Law Firm" with Roy BlackNBC2005
Cali Excellence for the Future AwardCALI2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Law Offices of Keith J. Bruno2007 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderOrange County Public Defender2005 - 2007
AttorneyPrivate Civil Practice2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Inns of Court, William P. Gray InnMember2007 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2005 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Everett L.Not Guilty of Penal Code section 288(a) charge
People v. Martin G.Not Guilty
People v. Blake R.Not Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Univ of MarylandN/AundergraduateN/A
Univ of San Diego SOLN/AlawN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Handling Your First Domestic VIolence CaseDomestic Violence2011
National Collegiate Moot Court CompetitionCriminal Moot Court Competion2009
California State University, Fullerton, Moot CourtThe 4th Amendment2009
Orange County Sheriff's Academy Cadet TrainingSurviving Cross-ExaminationN/A