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Gary Oman Bruce

Car accident Attorney at Columbus, GA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Gary Bruce, Law Office of Gary Bruce

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About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Gary Bruce has personally handled 1000's of cases - initially as a lawyer for the Insurance companies - and for the past 20 years for individuals and small businesses. Our experience matters

    36 years

  2. Insurance
    Insurance companies often don't pay claims despite a duty to do so. We are happy to discuss your rights against your OWN carrier when they don't treat you right or live up to their obligations

    36 years

  3. Personal injury
    injury related to slip and falls, dog bites, product malfuncion/design problems, nursing home litigation, and other injury cases

    36 years

  4. Slip and fall accident
    Fall down cases can result in terrible injury. we have extensive experience dealing with the tricky facts surrounding liability in these important cases.

    36 years

  5. Workers compensation
    Our office has worked with injured workers for years. often our most important involvement is BEHIND the scenes and before a claim is made. We are happy to discuss your rights at any stage of your case

    30 years

My firm appreciates your interest and we welcome the opportunity to meet and talk to you without any obligation about legal questions you may have.  I have been practicing law in the Columbus and Phenix City area for over 30 years having handled injury cases in both states for many yeras.  I have been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Trial Lawyer and maintain my AV rating with Martindale Hubble/ .  Having handled cases for so long i have learned a lot about our community and the law and I am a firm believer that a strong foundation in life and in presented cases is necessary to succeed.  Our goal to get your case started correctly from the begnning with a clear understanding of the issues- including providing help getting the proper medical care, dealing with property damage issues and establishing facts needed to achieve a just result.

The firm is located on 2nd Avenue in Columbus  and we are happy to set up an appointment to talk to you about your case either at our office, your health care facility or at your home - on either side of the river.  if you have questions, watch some of our videos or go to our website( )  to review our blogs.

I welcome your call and look forward to working with you if you need our help.

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Licensed for 36 years
State AL
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 2014
Updated 05/03/2018
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1990
Updated 02/03/2023
State KY
Status Former Member
Acquired 1986
Updated 12/20/2022

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

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Law Office of Gary O. Bruce
912 2nd Avenue
Columbus, GA, 31901-2716


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Posted by Fredeikka | June 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kristen Cambel is a great attorney
When I got in my 3 car pile up accident on the last day of last yr she's been very helpful and always stayed communicating with me. Either if it's was Gmail or phone she was there every step of the way and as her client I really do appreciate the time and effort she took out every day to keep me updated on everything I needed to know. She was very respectful when it came to privacy and asking for Permission and that's called great professionalism and I want to thank you Kristen Campbell for being just that all and above.i would recommend her as a attorney and Gary Bruce to anyone who needs great service from the start to the end.
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Posted by Tiffany | April 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing throughout the whole process. Everyone continued to check in, explain things, give guidance, and support me throughout the time my case was being taken care of.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great law firm!
The law offices of Gary Bruce did an awesome job handling my injury case. Scarlet and Brandon made sure to check in with me to see how I was doing and to let me know the status of the case. They were always open to answer any questions or concerns I had. I would definitely recommend them and will use them in the future if needed. Thank you again for assisting me!!!
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Posted by Felicia | December 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Gary Bruce team was percise and understood my needs.
After my car accident I went to Gary Bruce and his team. They went to work on my case and didnt give me the run around about what they were doing . i was well informed about each step. Finally Mr. Bruce and associates faught for what was fair to my settlement. I had the pleasure of meeting him in person on my last visit to his office and I have to say Mr Bruce greeted me as if I knew him on a daily basis, that meant a lot, it meant I wasnt just a number no matter how small my case was he wanted to help a common down to earth person like me. Thanks again Felicia Neely
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Response from Gary Bruce December 26, 2018
Thank you for your kind words. I hope 2019 is a great year. Gary Bruce
Posted by Khela | September 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
I contacted Gary Bruce office. This was the second time I had used him for a personal injury claim involving a car accident. Everyone I spoke to in the office and involved in my case was very pleasant and helpful. They kept in touch with me periodically throughout the case to keep me updated as to what was going on. I would reccomend Gary Bruce to anyone.
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Posted by Rhonda | August 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very highly recommended
I have been in two really bad car accidents that has required two surgeries and am now facing another due to rear ended at high speeds. If not for the law office of Gary Bruce I know I would never have received any compensation. On my last case Mitch Ladson and paralegal Kimberly worked tirelessly fighting insurance and hospitals to get some compensation that I’m sure I would not have gotten if not for them. If anyone needs a champion in your corner I highly recommend the law office of Gary Bruce.
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Posted by Anthony | January 25, 2014
Highly recommend
A friend of mine suggested I call Mr Bruce when I was hurt in a car accident. I felt better after the first meeting and through out the case. A lawsuit was filed for my case but it was settled before the trial for a very fair amount. I am glad that I had Gary representing our family I recommend these lawyers
Posted by Tawanna | January 24, 2014
Great Experience! Helpful staff!
I came to Gary Bruce after a terrible car wreck where I injured my neck. My case was handled professionally and the staff at his office are very friendly and helpful. The made sure my bills and liens were paid and I even had some money for myself.
Posted by Mary | June 27, 2010
Gary Bruce
Helpful and insightful. Returned my phone calls. He was great in deposition when the other lawyers tried to bully and confuse me. He didn't let the other lawyer intimidate me in the deposition. Seemed to really care about my case and my family's situation.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Gary Bruce Law Office
  • 1994 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Page Scrantom Harris and Chapman
  • 1989 - 1994
  • Lawyer
  • Beale and Humphrey, PC
  • 1986 - 1989


  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Kentucky
  • B.B.A. /Finance
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • Holifield v Wilson
  • resolved confidentially - after mediation


  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • University of Kentucky
  • Lafferty Society
  • 2006 - Present
  • Columbus Trial Lawyer Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Columbus Trial Lawyer Association
  • President
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • PreTrial Litigation Advocate
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2012
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • News segments
  • Various Topics
  • 2017
  • Dee Armstrong Show -
  • Legal Expert
  • 2014
  • Dee Armstrong Show
  • Legal Expert
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (10)
Endorse Gary
Personal injury Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gary is a very experienced attorney who has handled just about every type of personal injury claim possible. He is a tremendous advocate for his clients and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney in Columbus, Ga and the surrounding area area"
Car accident Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gary Bruce is a good person and a great lawyer who cares deeply for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is a skilled attorney with a wealth of experience handling the matters he accepts. He is honest and professional. I endorse him and his firm."
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