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Bruce C Truesdale

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Middlesex, NJ

4.6   22 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 33 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 34 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1989
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Bruce

Learn Bruce’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    My practice is focused on the practice of Chapter 13 and Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Law. I also practice real estate law which is a natural offshoot of my bankruptcy practice as well as some Municipal Court law.

    34 years

  2. Real estate

  3. State, local, and municipal law

As an attorney , the complaint I hear from people most often when they are referring to the attorneys that they have dealt with is that the attorneys didn't return their telephone calls or otherwise communicate with them.  As a result, I always try to return telehpone calls to my clients or respond to their emails to me as soon as possible.  Generally, I get back to my clients in less than 24 hours of their calls or emails.


Email has been a wonderful medium for me to use as an attorney to communicate with my clients.  With smart phones and Ipads, I can return or draft emails while I am waiting in court.  Telephone calls can not be made in that situation so my ability to respond to my clients is dramatically improved by the use of email.


If there is open and ongoing communication between attorney and client, the case goes in right from the beginning and everyone's stress levels are lowered.

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4.6 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy (Chapter 7)
I want to thank Mr. Truesdale and everyone on his staff that worked on my bankruptcy case. Everyone was very professional and respectful. I was very nervous thoughout the 3-month process, but was told repeatedly “not to worry.” I went to the hearing last week in Trenton and my case was completely “discharged.” Needless to say, I am very happy and now I have a “fresh start” to follow what I learned from the online counseling sessions. I 100% recommend Mr. Truesdale to anyone thinking about filing Bankruptcy.
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Posted by Michele | August 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney-Highly Recommended
Mr. Truesdale is an extremely knowledgeable attorney in bankruptcy law. That being said he had all the answers for all my questions about my bankruptcy and helped me every step of the way. I couldn't ask for a better lawyer and highly recommend to others!
Posted by Robert | February 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely knowledgable
Bruce has an encyclopedic knowledge of the bankruptcy law. I would highly recommend. You never know what you are getting sometimes but with Bruce, you will get top-notch representation - a tireless advocate.
Posted by Ted | July 13, 2015
Honest Lawyer, excellent knowledge!
I consulted with many Lawyers prior to speaking to Mr. Truesdale. Every Lawyer, with the exception of Mr. Truesdale, attempted to coerce me into filing a Bankruptcy. No other options were given or considered. On the other hand , after listening carefully to the specifics of my case, Mr. Truesdale explained that it may not be in my best interest to file Bankruptcy! What is this? It's called a Honest, competent, professional Lawyer who had the best course of action for ME at the forefront of our conversation. He did not try to "Drum up Business" by using scare tactics like all the other lawyers I spoke with had. If I,or anyone I know needs a Bankruptcy Lawyer, Mr. Truesdale will be my definitive choice!
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Posted by Lorraine | September 12, 2014
excellent choice
Bruce and his office are the best. it was a life changing decision, for the best. he is honest and will be there for you whenever you need him. You will not be disappointed , our case was not easy. He is very efficient and puts all he has into your case.
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2014
The perfect debt / bankruptcy attorney.
I would highly recommend Mr. Truesdale to anyone. He is extremely knowledgeable in regards to anything related to debts and bankruptcy. He is also a very kind and personable attorney, very polite.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2013
Very Helpful
I spoke to Mr. Truesdale on the phone. He was very nice and extremely helpful. He gave me some excellent advice for my situation. I didn't need to retain him, but If I need help in the future, I would definitely contact him.
Posted by lucy | October 14, 2013
He and his staff are a great group of people to work with. Anytime I had a problem or a question they were just a phone call away to help, and solve it for me. They are always kind, pleasant to talk to. I would refer them to anyone thats in need of a good lawyer.
Posted by Mark | April 23, 2013
My Bankruptcy Case with Bruce Truesdale
Bruce has helped me and my wife with both Bankruptcy 7 and 13. Bruce's knowledge in both bankruptcy cases is exceptional. Bruce has guided me through the areas that needed to addressed and was always letting us know on a day to day or week to week basis how the process was moving forward. I would also like to give Sarah props for her professionalism in this case as well. As a lawyer, Sarah's knowledge is as exceptional.
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Posted by Amanda | April 18, 2013
Bruce is the BEST of the BEST he is trustworthy and KNOWS the LAW!
Excellent, hands down the BEST! DO NOT go anywhere else, he knows the LAW and WILL protect you as he did for me and my husband during our greatest time in need.
Posted by Imtiaz | November 22, 2012
Prior Client
After consulting w/ an attorney that didn't seem to care - just go thru the motions, we contacted and hired Mr. Truesdale. He is very experienced, knowledgeable and was very compassionate to our situation. After 4 years , we are now back on our feet largely because of him. I referred a co-worker w/ the same situation with their first attorney, and they also were very happy with Mr. Truesdale and thanked me very much for referring him. We would not even hesitate in referring him again, as we know Mr. Truesdale is an excellent attorney and a great guy..
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Posted by David | July 2, 2012
Bruce C. Truesdale
Bruce is very knowledgeable and does the research to support the facts of law.He takes time and makes clients feel comfortable in defining their case.We have never gone through anything like this before and having Bruce as counsel was comforting.
Posted by Gloria W. | March 29, 2012
Great Attorney
Mr. Truesdale was God sent. I would recommend all of my family friends to him. He was VERY knowledgeable and professional in all aspects of my case. I would not be in my house today if it wasn't for me. I wish there were more of Mr. Truesdale's out there. He put a whole new meaning to attorney's. Very Trustworthy. Whenever I saw Mr. Truesdale in the supermarket, I would give him a hug. Thank you Mr. Truesdale for coming into my life. I will never forget him. I wish I can send him a client everyday.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2011
Thorough and Knowledgeable
Mr. Truesdale is an outstanding, knowledgeable, and reliable attorney. He clearly knows bankruptcy law and takes great pride in his work. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2011
Fantastic lawyer!
I am so glad I found Mr. Truesdale. He impressed me with his kindness, his knowledge, and his promptness in responding to calls and e-mails. He made a difficult time in my life easier and less stressful. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2011
Choosing Mr. Truesdale as our lawyer was the best decision we ever made
Our decision to file chapter 13 bankruptcy was scary and humiliating. Mr. Truesdale, as well as his office staff, made the entire experience absolutely painless. He explained the entire process to us, answered every question that we had, responded to our phone calls and emails the same day they were placed, made us feel confident and comfortable with his expertise and experience, and above all, he and his office staff never made us feel ashamed of what we were doing. Our bankruptcy was a completely smooth process. When I emailed Mr. Truesdale a year into the bankruptcy he responded immediately. I would recommend Mr. Truesdale to anyone. He was the light at the end of a very long bleak tunnel.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2010
An attorney with integrity, experience & knowledge. Simply Outstanding.
Let me start by saying that I have been extremely satisfied with the exceptional service that Mr.Truesdale’s firm has provided me. Mr. Truesdale and his associates made me feel cared for and special. When I met Mr. Bruce Truesdale and Ms. Sarah Crouch, right away I noticed they were very professional and passionate for what they do and have in-depth knowledge of the bankruptcy laws. Their knowledge was evident as they swiftly and expertly handled my case with an outcome that resulted in nothing more than a fine. I will definitely suggest their services to any of my friends or relatives if they will ever experience any financial problems.
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Posted by Sharon Toohey | September 20, 2010
Bruce's review
Bruce was an excellent help in my situation and I have already referred one person to him and have one more coming to him.
Posted by Mark | April 19, 2010
Mark and Carla's Review on Bruce C Truesdale
Bruce has been very professional and upfront with both Carla and I. He has explained the consequenses of going through bankruptcy. He has indicated that this was the best choice for what financial complications Carla and I have been going through. We have requested certain provisions and Bruce has accomadated us the best he could. Bruce was very coordial and thourgh on his approach in leading us to all the facts and tribulations. Bruce seems to be a very competent attorney and is very knowledgable in the bankruptcy laws. We thank Bruce for his patience with me and Carla and I appreciate his handling of our case in a most upfront manner. I would also like to acknowledge his assistant attorney Sarah for her professionalism and knowledge in the bankruptcy field. If Sarah did not know the answer she was upfront and was quick to respond on a timely manner.
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Posted by Laura | October 15, 2009
Very professional, efficient and understanding. I would definitely recommend Mr. Truesdale for your credit/bankruptcy needs!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Bruce C. Truesdale, P.C.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Abelson, Truesdale & Radowitz, LLC
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Vice-President
  • Truesdale and David, P.C.
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Montano, Summers, Manuel, Owens & Gregorio
  • 1990 - 1996
  • Law Clerk
  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • 1989 - 1990
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  • Rutgers University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Rider University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977


  • Lawyers Advisory Committee
  • Member of Chapter 13 Sub-Committee
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bankruptcy Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2000 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating Distiction
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013


  • ICLE Gindin Bar Conference
  • Means Testing Step by Step
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Discharge of Taxes and Bankruptcy
  • 2013
  • Continuing Education Seminar
  • Discharging Income Taxes In Bankruptcy
  • 2012
  • Discharging Taxes and Bankruptcy
  • Discharge of Taxes and Bankruptcy
  • 2012
  • Eight Annual Honorable William H. Gindin Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference
  • Means Testing under the New Bankruptcy Code
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (14)
Endorse Bruce
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Other
"I have known Bruce since law school. There are many Bankruptcy attorneys in New Jersey, and it is hard to know who to use. Bruce does not treat client's like dollar signs. He treats them like individuals, needing individual care, irrespective of the time and profit involved. He is a true advocate in the all senses of the word."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce is a true professional bankruptcy attorney. He is the lawyer that others lawyers seek out when confronted with a complicated bankruptcy matter. Beyond that, when ever I have referred clients to Bruce, they always call me back and thank me for the contact."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce is a dedicated attorney and always does a professional job in every matter he approaches. His litigation skills are superior and his work is outstanding. He always goes far beyond what is expected in his representation of clients and I would highly recommend his office for anyone considering retaining him."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgeable and caring attorney with years of bankruptcy experience."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Give Bruce a call. You'll be glad you did. In our listserv discussions he has fantastic ideas about how he best serves the needs of his bankruptcy clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Other
"Bruce is a fellow member of National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, which is the most important Bankruptcy association for attorneys in the nation. He also provides many great answers on Avvo and in other bankruptcy forums to which I also belong."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bruce personally and professionally for many years. Bruce was instrumental in teaching younger lawyers the nuances of bankruptcy and to this day remains one of the best lawyers in the bankruptcy field. I whole heartedly endorse this attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When I see Bruce in Court, he always represents his clients in an articulate, passionate and dedicated manner."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce is the lawyer that I rely on when stumped with a bankruptcy question."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Bruce is thorough in handling of a case and understanding of the law. In addition, he has the relationships with fellow members of the bar that allow him to successfully reach resolutions in a cost effective manner."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Truesdale for many years professionally and personally. He has earned a well deserved reputation as an intelligent, hard-working, and caring attorney. He is well respected by his peers, the judges before whom he appears and most importantly, the clients whom he represents."
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