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Bruce William Boerst Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Toledo, OH

4.6   59 reviews

also known as The Boerst Law Office, Inc., Bruce Boerst

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Bruce

Learn Bruce’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    The Boerst Law Office is devoted to representing people seriously hurt, injured or killed in accidents. Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Truck Accidents, Semi-Truck Accidents, Pedestrian Injuries & Dog Bites.

    17 years

  2. Car accident
    40%
    Injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident? The Boerst Law Office is devoted to representing people seriously hurt, injured or killed in accidents.

    17 years

  3. Criminal defense
    10%
    Bruce Boerst is committed to representing individuals facing criminal charges. Bruce believes that most people seeking his assistance for criminal matters are simply everyday people who have made a mistake. Bruce’s work ethic and drive to succeed are unmatched as evidenced by his tireless commitment to achieving satisfactory results for his clients. - DUI/DWI/OVI - Felonies - Traffic Tickets - Misdemeanors - DUS - Driving Privileges

    17 years

BRUCE DISPLAYS EVERLASTING ENERGY, UNMATCHED COMPETITIVENESS, AND AN INNATE PASSION TO HELPING PEOPLE. WHEN IT’S “DAVID VS. GOLIATH“, BRUCE CHOOSES TO REPRESENT DAVID EVERY TIME. WHEN THE GOVERNMENT OR BIG INSURANCE COMPANIES TRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF GOOD PEOPLE, BRUCE GETS TO WORK!

Bruce W. Boerst Jr. 

Founder & Managing Member

Bruce W. Boerst Jr. began his legal career at the age of 22 yrs. old. While he doesn’t want to admit it, he is no longer 23. For over 15 years, Bruce has successfully represented thousands of clients. As a Nationally Ranked Top Trial Attorney, Bruce’s unparalleled achievements are in serious Personal Injury Litigation and Criminal Defense (including OVI/DUI Defense).

Bruce displays everlasting energy, unmatched competitiveness, and an innate passion to helping people.

In 2009, after working many years for a large law firm and having come to the conclusion that working in a large law firm is not fun, Bruce started The Boerst Law Office, Inc. With the modestly stated ambition of completely changing the way law is practiced, Bruce has changed the lives of countless clients.

When it’s “David vs. GOLIATH“, Bruce chooses to represent David every time. When the government or big insurance companies try to take advantage of good, honest, hardworking people (as they so often do), Bruce gets to work.

So, what sets Bruce apart from the rest? You’ll know exactly what sets him apart and why he is the “Best of the Best” and a NTL “Top 100 National Trial Lawyer” and “Top 40 Under 40” the moment you step foot into his Firm. You’re not treated like a “client”. Rather, you’re treated like family.

Other than dedicating his life to fighting for his clients and seeking fairness and justice for all individuals, Bruce is a loving husband and proud father of three wonderful children. In his spare time, Bruce enjoys hunting, hockey, and live music.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, & Products Liability (Mass Torts)

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2018,2017,2014
Client's Choice
2021 2018 2017 + 1 ...

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Toledo Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Location

The Boerst Law Office, Inc.

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  59 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by LaShawn | February 10, 2023
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LaShawn
After contacting Mr. Borest to represent my sister (who is mentally challenged) with her charges. I instantly gained a sense of peace, I felt a layer of protection, and a solid sense of faith on her behalf. Mr. Borest rapid response and willingness to help argue the charges, see her safe and she gets necessary treatment really lighten our families potential heartache, sadness, and depression. It’s not easy, its on going but on that day we couldn’t have prayed for better counsel. Not only did he get her released he also fought that she gets her necessary medical care Not just roam free and potentially find trouble. There is no doubt with the Borest Team! I want to give earnest thanks to Mr. Borest and his Law firm; from the deepest recesses of my heart and the epicenter of my soul for all you have done and will do for other people.
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Posted by Jackson | September 7, 2021
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$1,000,000.00 Settlement!
When other lawyers told me I didn’t have a good case, I went to see The Boerst Law Office, Inc. Bruce Boerst fought hard for me and my family. Bruce and his team were able to force the insurance company to pay us $1,000,000.00! While it was a fantastic outcome, it was never about the money for my lawyers at The Boerst Law Office. Instead, the case was always about my family and I will forever be grateful for that. I cannot adequately explain how wonderful The Boerst Law Office is. We adore Bruce and his team so much that they were invited to our child’s birthday party…and Attorney Bruce showed up! What a class act!
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Response from Bruce Boerst September 14, 2021
Assisting you, your family and others like you is why I chose this profession and I am over-the-moon that you are satisfied with The Boerst Law Office, Inc. It was a true pleasure getting to know you and I, along with my staff, will always be here for you if you should ever need legal assistance in the future. Your kind words and public review motivate us to work even harder for our clients and we cannot thank you enough! Cordially, Bruce W. Boerst Jr. and The Boerst Law Office, Inc.
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Posted by Alex | March 18, 2021
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The BEST lawyers in Ohio!
Professional, caring, and top-notch legal representation! Words cannot describe how tremendously grateful I (personally, professionally, and on behalf of my family) am for Attorney Boerst and his team at The Boerst Law Office. Bruce has represented me and several loved ones through countless legal matters, complex and some not so). Bruce has a way of really connecting with everyone around him and his passion for people and the law is really second to none. Several others refused to handle my situation but not Bruce. He fought like heck and justice prevailed! I recommend everyone to him with confidence that The Boerst Law Office will treat them fairly and with superior service. I’d go on forever singing praises about Boerst Law Offices if I could!
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2021
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Delivered the best outcome that one could have hoped for!
Recently I got into trouble with the police and received three charges (some of them are pretty serious!) Attorney Boerst was highly recommended by one of my colleagues. We went to a pretrial today (not even a trial) and Attorney Boerst was able to convince the judge to dismiss all three charges! The judge did not even give me a fine or anything!! This is the best outcome I could have ever hoped for. In exchange, I just agreed to plea a minor misdemeanor, which is less serious than a speeding ticket! Furthermore, this minor misdemeanor may be permanently sealed from my record after 1 year and Attorney Boerst has generously agreed to help me to do so! Such a wonderful and pleasant experience working with Attorney Boerst!
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Posted by Lori | August 11, 2021
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Highly Recommend!
We were extremely pleased with the the personal attention we were given by Bruce. He was very thorough and at the same time kind and considerate. He helped us navigate a very stressful situation. He kept in contact with us throughout which lessened the stress.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2021
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Best attorney in Toledo area
I was facing an old felony charge. my future was riding on this decision and Bruce came through with everything he promised. I left court with minimal court fees and a misdemeanor. Bruce saved my future anyone looking for a lawyer call Bruce Boerst. Even with the passing of his father the night before court he still showed up and delivered thank you for everything Bruce you gave me my future back. There’s only one choice for a lawyer in the Toledo area and that’s Bruce Boerst.
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Posted by Jordan | February 23, 2021
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Professional Attorney
Bruce did a wonderful job handling a case for my son. He was wrongfully accused with no evidence and Bruce got all charges dismissed. My son and I are both forever grateful of his hard work, and ability to demonstrate the false accusations against my son to the courts. If you need an attorney that will work for you, Bruce is the man! His hard work will not be forgotten.
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Posted by Jacob | November 4, 2019
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Great attorney and overall great person
Bruce is a down to earth A1 asset to any situation. Very straight forward and honest, never gives you the run around. He has helped me on a few accidents and guided me through each situation with an EXCELLENT hands on approach. Highly recommend him and his office to anyone needing such services.
Posted by Ashley | September 19, 2019
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The best around!
Bruce helped me with criminal and custody cases. He is professional, caring, smart, and has his client's best interest at heart. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone.
Posted by Teresa | August 26, 2019
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Bruce's representation
Bruce was very attentive and kind. He truly cares about his clients and is easy to talk to. Thank you Bruce for representing us in the best way possible.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2019
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Best Ohio Injury Lawyers
When I was seriously hurt in my car wreck, I had no idea what to do or how to handle the constant calls and pile of bills. I called The Boerst Law Office and was able to talk to AND meet with a lawyer (Bruce Boerst Jr) the very next day. The Boerst Law Office immediately went to work and delivered on everything they promised! I was able to focus on getting my life and health back in order as they handled all of the complicating accident details and ultimately negotiated an incredible settlement that was fair and just. I am so grateful for everyone at The Boerst Law Office and give them my highest recommendations!!! - KS
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Posted by Chris | November 9, 2018
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Great lawyer and very helpful
Bruce was very helpful and caring when I went to him about my troubles I was having. He took the time to explain and go over everything throughout the process. I would definitely hire him again for any of my legal matters and recommend him to my friends.
Response from Bruce Boerst November 12, 2018
“Dear Satisfied Client: I am deeply humbled by your encouraging words and cannot thank you enough for your honest and positive review. As you know, I work tirelessly to make certain that every client Is treated with dignity and respect. I am truly honored to have been able to help you and thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for trusting me with your legal issue(s). Cordially, Bruce W. Boerst Jr., Esq.”
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Posted by Mark B. | October 19, 2018
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Top Notch!!
So I have used Bruce multiple times. Bruce has Gotten me the results I wanted all 4x Criminal and Civil. Bruce is very Aggressive in his approach and his effort goes unmatched. Bruce is my attorney for life! If you need someone to prove your innocence he is the guy for you!
Response from Bruce Boerst November 12, 2018
“Dear Satisfied Client: I am deeply humbled by your encouraging words and cannot thank you enough for your honest and positive review. As you know, I work tirelessly to make certain that every client Is treated with dignity and respect. I am truly honored to have been able to help you and thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for trusting me with your legal issue(s). Cordially, Bruce W. Boerst Jr., Esq.”
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Posted by Adam | September 7, 2018
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Best most professional attorney ever
Bruce was very kind to me and 100% honest with me through everything I have multiple charges of the same thing and after everything he was confident he could help me. He understands everything you are going through and never fails to impress everybody. He is thoughtful and concerned about what you are going through and makes you his priority. Amazing attorney I recommend him to all my friends and family and anyone looking for help he is amazing.
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Posted by Jessica | August 3, 2018
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Awesome experience
Being in an accident and then having to deal with insurance companies and bills is such a pain. Bruce took all the stress of the situation away from me and dealt with my claim quickly.
Posted by Bonnie | August 3, 2018
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Client
Bruce was very professional yet personable! He had great communication and people skills! He’s the best don’t settle for less! I did make the right choice for my attorney!!!!
Posted by Blake | August 3, 2018
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Client
Bruce was a top notch lawyer, very professional and easy to contact. He did everything in his power to have a positive outcome of the situation that I was faced with . He was quick to respond to any questions and concerns and always updated me with information regarding my case . I would recommend him to everyone
Posted by Daniel | April 30, 2018
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Client
I have managed to stay out of trouble most of my life, but when I needed someone to help me through an extremely difficult situation, Bruce was the guy!! Very polite, very professional, excellent lawyer!! Highly recommend!!
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2017
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Bruce is the best!!
Bruce was prompt and direct with his approach. I would highly recommend Bruce to anyone that may need assistance for an attorney. He was able to take care of everything at One court appearance.
Response from Bruce Boerst November 12, 2018
“Dear Satisfied Client: I am deeply humbled by your encouraging words and cannot thank you enough for your honest and positive review. As you know, I work tirelessly to make certain that every client Is treated with dignity and respect. I am truly honored to have been able to help you and thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for trusting me with your legal issue(s). Cordially, Bruce W. Boerst Jr., Esq.”
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Posted by Ken | November 7, 2017
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Master of the impossible
I went to Boerst office asking for Him to take a case that seemed impossible. All I wanted was to have charges lessened. Bruce was professional above and beyond. He took the facts and made a case. All charges dropped. This man is tops in the law business. Highly recommend.
Response from Bruce Boerst November 7, 2017
Dear Satisfied Client: I am deeply humbled by your encouraging words and cannot thank you enough for your honest and positive review. As you know, I work tirelessly to make certain that every client Is treated with dignity and respect. I am truly honored to have been able to help you and thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for trusting me with your legal issue(s). Cordially, Bruce W. Boerst Jr., Esq.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Boerst Law Office
  • 2009 - Present
  • Board of Trustees
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Lawyer
  • Behnke, Martin & Schulte, LLC
  • 2008 - 2009

Education

  • University of Dayton
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Ohio University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Kutnyak

Associations

  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Chair Court Committee
  • 2018 - Present
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ducks Unlimited - Protecting and Preserving Wildlife
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association for Justice, Emerging Leaders Committee
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Verdict or Settlement Achievement
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2021
  • 2018-2020 Best of Toledo "Best Attorney" - People's Choice Award
  • Toledo City Paper - People's Choice Awards
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Ab Initio Chair
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • 2014
  • US Army ROTC Scholarship
  • US Army
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Do Not Settle; Be Outstanding
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Social Media in the Law
  • 2014
  • CLE
  • Winter Conference
  • 2014
  • UTMCO
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bruce is an excellent attorney, we have worked together on multiple matters in the past to great success. Though we have very different styles of litigation I was pleased to work with someone who personifies professionalism all the while zealously advocating for his clients. Succinctly stated, he cares, he works hard, and he is respected... all great attributes for your lawyer to have."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bruce is a great attorney who is actively involved in the community. He is knowledgeable and will ensure that your rights are protected."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bruce. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce is an outstanding lawyer! He possesses the motivation, drive, and skillset to benefit his clientele. Bruce's high energy and compassion will lead to success for those he represents."
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