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Bruce W Mccullough

Litigation Attorney at Wilmington, DE

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Delaware - DE 31 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 40 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State DE
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1983
    Active 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. Litigation
    I handle general civil litigation, commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and insurance and self-insured defense cases, including premises liability, personal injury and toxic tort defense.

  2. Business
    I work with new businesses to establish corporations and LLCs. I draft contracts and other legal documents. In the litigation area, I am involved in business disputes in Delaware Chancery Court and the Superior Court Complex Commercial Litigation Division.

  3. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    I represent creditors with different types of claims in Chapter 11 cases. I have presented claims for commercial creditors, personal injury claimants, reclamation claimants, insurance companies, and others. I regularly handle the defense of bankruptcy preference claims. I frequently serve as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys.

My practice primarily is in Delaware, with some work in Pennsylvania.  I focus on civil litigation (commercial, construction accident and contract litigation, premises liability, and toxic tort defense), bankruptcy litigation (creditor representation and adversary case defense), and business formation.


I was born in Washington, Pennsylvania (south of Pittsburgh).  My father was a welder at a steel plant and my mother was a legal secretary and homemaker.


I came to Philadelphia in 1976 to attend the University of Pennsylvania.  I majored in History and earned a B.A., magna cum laude, in 1980.  I then attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School and earned a J.D. in 1983.


During law school I worked for a summer in the Philadelphia City Solicitor’s Office.  After graduating law school and taking the Pennsylvania bar exam, I worked at Swartz, Campbell & Detweiler from 1983 to 1995, first as an associate, then as a partner.  The work primarily was defending personal injury lawsuits.  After working in the firm’s Philadelphia office for ten years, I took the Delaware bar exam and shifted my practice to develop the firm’s Wilmington, Delaware, office.  I was a founder and partner at McCullough & McKenty, P.A., in Wilmington from 1995 to 2007 and since then have been a partner at Philadelphia-based Bodell, Bové, Grace & Van Horn, P.C., (2007-2012) and Bodell Bové, LLC, (2012-present) in the firm’s Wilmington office.


My pro bono legal activities include representing children as guardian ad litem in Delaware's family court system and assisting Lutheran congregations and the regional synod in the Philadelphia area. In the community, as Community Service Chair I coordinate the after-school educational and cultural trips the Penn Class of 1980 alumni participate in with students from Sayre High School, an inner-city school in West Philadelphia.  I serve on the board of directors of Curio Theatre Company (2010-present) and Cedar Park Neighbors community association (2009-2011).  I was a board member 2003-2009 (chair 2004-2009) at The Christian Association at the University of Pennsylvania.


Bodell Bové, LLC
1225 N. King Street
Suite 1000
Wilmington, DE, 19801

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Posted by Craig | November 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Bruce Helped Me Get Paid
I was getting royally jerked around by a debtor until I hired Bruce. Within a couple of weeks I had a wire in my account under the terms I had prosper to settle. Bruce always had my best interest in mind and advised me against litigating. We juts applied pressure and I got paid.
Posted by Alex | December 2, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
IT Startup Consulting
Very attentive and professional. I received comprehensive answers to questions that worried me before establishing a company in Delaware.
Posted by Dmytro | July 15, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and professional
Bruce was really professional, answered all my questions about Delaware incorporation and provided wise advices. I strongly recommend to hire him for any business law needs.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional, Very experience
We would like to have MSB license in Delaware, he will help us establish a corporation and having the MSB license in the next two months.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Business Attorney for DE business
Bruce guided us through a difficult and emotional family business transition. He remained calm, offered wise advise, and worked well with all parties involved. He helped us focus our attention on an overall war strategy rather than responding to every battle that popped up along the way. His ability to coordinate with our local council in our home state was superb. Opposing council seemed to have respect for him and it appeared that he had a good rapport with the Vice Chancellor.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bodell Bove, LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Bodell, Bove, Grace & Van Horn, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Partner
  • McCullough & McKenty, P.A.
  • 1995 - 2007
  • Partner
  • Swartz, Campbell & Detweiler
  • 1983 - 1995
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  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DiSorb Systems, Inc. v. Bernard Katz
  • I successfully presented the case at trial and also maintained the verdict when defendant appealed.
  • Blue Hen Mechanical, Inc. v. Christian Brothers Risk Pooling Trust a/s/o Little Sisters of the Poor
  • On appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court, I successfully defended a Motion for Summary Judgment that I had won in the trial court.


  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2020
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • FINRA Securities Negotiation
  • Negotiation exercise for MBA students
  • 2020
  • Recent Developments in Data Security and E-Discovery
  • E-Discovery Developments
  • 2016

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Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
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"Bruce is a highly-skilled, intelligent, hardworking attorney. He is experienced in many areas of the law and dedicates himself to his clients' positions. I endorse this lawyer."
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