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Eric David Bruce

Personal injury Attorney at Bradenton, FL

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Eric

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Mr. Bruce was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992 and moved to the Sarasota-Bradenton area that same year to begin his career as an attorney. During the course of his career, he has been engaged in various aspects of civil practice, including over ten years of service as the Senior Program Attorney for the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court’s Child Support Enforcement Office, where on occasion he acted in the capacity of a Special Prosecutor on behalf of the State of Florida Department of Revenue in Indirect Criminal Contempt cases. He is a member of the Florida Justice Association, a long-time coach and supporter of the Manatee High School Mock Trial Team program, a continuing legal education lecturer and the 2009-2010 President for the Manatee County Bar Association.


Heintz Law
905 6th Ave W
Bradenton, FL, 34205

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Posted by joe | November 20, 2012
Understanding and caring .
I hired Heintz & Becker for a personal injury lawyer. Steve Heintz had Eric Bruce Handle my case. He was very easy to talk with and explained all of my options in plain english. He along with one of the firm's paralegal, Teresa Anderson, kept my informed of everything going on with my case. Eric was easy to contact and always willing to answer any question that I needed to talk with him about. Teresa was able to answer most all questions I had and if she couldn't Eric would get back to me quickly. I hope never to have to hire an attorney due to an injury but if it should happen I would only call this office. They do make you feel important and that they really do care about you.
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  • Contingency 100%-100%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Heintz & Becker
  • 2016 - Present
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Heintz & Becker
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Senior Program Attorney
  • Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court
  • 1998 - 2009
  • Principal
  • Eric D. Bruce, P.A.
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Harllee, Porges, Hamlin & Hamrick
  • 1992 - 1993
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • law
  • 1992
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Boltwood v. Manatee County
  • Plantiff verdict $155,000, 45% comparative negligence
  • Myslinski v. Shorewalk Condominium Association
  • Judgment for $590,000 with 25% comparative negligence


  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar, 12th Judicial Circuit, Grievance Committee B
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Grievance Committee
  • Chair
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • High School Mock Trial Coach
  • 1996 - 2014
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Sarasota Manatee Paralegal meeting
  • Ethical issues related to LOPs
  • 2011
  • Florida Bar Seminar
  • Family Law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Bruce. From his credentials Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community and striving for more and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Eric is an excellent advocate for his clients who will work tirelessly to assure that his clients get the justice they deserve. I recommend him highly."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse Eric with no reservation. I have watched Eric practice law since 1994 and he has practiced with my firm since 2009. Eric has a natural gift for trial skills and negotiating. He is brilliant and a hard worker. I am fortunate to work with him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bruce is a superb advocate. I have personally benefited from his excellent advocacy in the court room with a ruling he got from a judge. Too many lawyers are "TV" lawyers who take cases in and settle them. Mr. Bruce is the genuine article when it comes to litigation. He tireless in his efforts for his clients. I have read his memorandums, seen the effect he has in the court room and been impressed by his skill. He is an excellent advocate for his clients and a brilliant litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a fantastic attorney, with an excellent reputation in our community. I highly recommend Eric if you are looking for an attorney with a quick legal mind an attention to detail."
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Bradenton Personal injury Lawyer Eric David Bruce
Eric David Bruce
Personal injury Attorney
Bradenton, FL
Licensed for 31 years