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D. Bruce Poole

Personal injury Attorney at Hagerstown, MD

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Bruce Poole, D. Bruce Poole Esq.

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  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1985
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Bruce Poole, Esq. has been representing clients and trying cases for over 34 years. He has been named by The National Trial Lawyers to the Top 100 Civil Trial Attorneys’ List and, in 2017, received a lifetime achievement membership in America's Top 100 Attorneys. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, honorary organizations for the top trial lawyers in America, as well as the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, National Trial Lawyers: Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice's Trucking Litigation Group, and the Maryland Association for Justice. Twice he has received awards on behalf of severely injured clients that are among the largest ever received in Western Maryland.

Bruce was born and raised in Washington County, Maryland. He received both a B.A. and law degree from Washington and Lee University.

He served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for twelve years (1987-1999) becoming the youngest member ever to serve as House Majority Leader (1990-1993). In 1990, Bruce was admitted to the Maryland Bar Foundation (an organization dedicated to fostering and maintaining honor and integrity within the profession) and was named Outstanding Young Marylander by the Maryland Jaycees in 1991. Bruce is a former member of the Maryland State Ethics Commission and a past Faculty Member of the Maryland State Bar Association course on Conduct and Professionalism.

Currently, Bruce serves as a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was a member of the 2008-2019 Board of Trustees for the University of Maryland Medical System. He has served as a member on the Governor’s Commission for the Licensing of Video Lottery Terminals. Most recently, he served as the Chair of the State of Maryland's Task Force on the Study of Alcohol Regulation, Enforcement, Safety and Public Health, and served as a member of the Washington County Bar Bench Committee and the Maryland Judicial Elections Monitoring Committee. He is proud to serve as co-counsel to the Maryland State Firemen's Association.

Bruce has appeared as a witness before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and was an expert witness before the National Tobacco Settlement Arbitration Panel. Although he has been practicing now for thirty-one (31) years, Bruce continues to upgrade his legal skills and education. He regularly attends state and national seminars such as the National Trial Lawyers Summit, and seminars and courses produced by the American Association for Justice, 360 Advocacy Institute, and the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys in order to keep abreast of changes and new techniques.



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The Poole Law Group
29 W Franklin St
Hagerstown, MD, 21740


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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
A workplace situation…. Bruce was available immediately, he returned my calls and texts promptly. His advise remedied this situation the very next day. What took Human Resources weeks not to resolve, Bruce advised me how to get this matter closed and in my best interest. Thank you so much for everything!
Posted by Terry | January 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
top notch divorce attorney
D. Bruce Poole and The Poole Law group have been a saving grace throughout my divorce, his experience and understanding is a cut above the rest. He makes the process as simple as possible, with open and quick timely response in communication. This group definitely comes highly recommended
Posted by Amanda | January 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Mr. Poole made our case very easy! From start to finish I really did nothing. I had my first meeting with him he got right on everything. I had constant communication with his wife as well they were an email away! They made my experience very easy and staff are very nice! Also with my work hours accommodations were made for me when I needed to go to their office as well! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a stress and worry free attorney!! I can not thank him enough for what he has done for me and my daughter!
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Partner
  • The Poole Law Group
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • The Poole Law Group
  • 1900 - Present
  • Chairman
  • Maryland Democratic Party
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Owner/Partner
  • Poole & Kane
  • 1995 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Poole & Poole, PA
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Majority Leader
  • Maryland House Of Delegates
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Delegate
  • Maryland House Of Delegates
  • 1987 - 1999
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  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1985
  • Washington and Lee University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981
  • Washington & Lee University
  • BS
  • 1981
  • University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia
  • Rotary Graduate Fellowship
  • 1981
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  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • University of Maryland Medical Systems
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - Present
  • R. Adams Cowley University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center
  • Board of Visitors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Governor’s Commission for the Licensing of Video Lottery Terminals
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Civil Trial Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Young Marylander
  • The Maryland Jaycees
  • 1991
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Poole is an experienced attorney. He is dedicated to his clients and a skilled litigator with an outstanding record."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bruce for over 25 years and I have always found him to be well prepared and extremely skilled in various areas of the law. He also remains reasonable in his approach to resolving cases"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Hagerstown Personal injury Lawyer D. Bruce Poole
D. Bruce Poole
Personal injury Attorney
Hagerstown, MD
Licensed for 38 years
Virtual consultation available