|AR||Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice||1995||08/05/2017|
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|BV rated||Martindale Hubbell||1999|
|Mock Trial Champion||University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||1994|
|Owner||Law Office of William R. Bruce||2001 - Present|
|Vice-President and General Counsel||Remote Business Solutions, Inc.||1999 - 2001|
|Associate Attorney||Baker Donelson Bearman & Caldwell||1997 - 1999|
|Associate Attorney||Petkoff and Lancaster||1994 - 1997|
|Law Clerk for Judge George H. Brown||Circuit Court of Shelby County, TN||1993 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court||Associate Member||1999 - 2001|
|Friends for Life||Board of Directors||1999 - 2014|
|Kellon v. Lee and Semmes Murphy Clinic||Successful appeal, case remanded for retrial|
|Young v. Meacham, et al, 999 So.2d 368 (Miss. 2008)||successful appeal, case remanded, obtained settlement|
|Noil v. Pilot Travel Centers||Successful mediation|
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|University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Rhodes College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
Posted by JohnA.Jennings
I used to be a lawyer many years ago and Bill is who I hired for my own divorce and child custody issues. He is a good man. I have watched him evolve as a divorce lawyer. He has been a good fighter and good litigator for years but I have watched him develop a more subtle and nuanced approach to solving problems. The mechanics of divorce and custody are not overwhelming to learn. It is the ebb and flow of divorce and custody issues, the need to be polite and firm, the ability to bare one's teeth when necessary but to exercise restraint when unnecessary, and to keep lawyer ego out of it and focus on the objectives of the client rather than the win the attorney needs to feed their ego or line their pockets. Those are the things that take a while for attorneys to develop. I highly recommend this lawyer.
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I endorse this lawyer. A few times I had a legal question or needed someone else's opinion on a legal matter and I found Bill Bruce to be not only very knowledgeable about the law, but also very practical in his advice. He is very committed and passionate about his work. I would recommend Bill's services to anyone.