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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|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|
|Owner/Partner||The Poole Law Group||2017 - 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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||JD||1985|
|Washington and Lee University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia||Rotary Graduate Fellowship||1981|
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