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Bruce Steven Rutsky

Car accident Attorney at Cleveland, OH

4.9   16 reviews

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About Bruce

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I have been practicing Law since 1983.  I take great pride in helping my clients as we navigate the legal system.

I am a lifelong Clevelander and  am married with 4 children. I am a diehard Cleveland sports fan, the Guardians being my favorite.  I have run 7 marathons and work out on a regular basis.

Licensed for 39 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/12/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing - CLER Exempt
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA
5001 Mayfield Road, Suite 201
Cleveland, OH, 44124
Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA
5001 Mayfield Road, Suite 201
Lyndhurst, OH, 44124
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Posted by Alana | December 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Bruce Rutsky
Bruce Rutsky was recommended to me and did not fail me. I live in FL. While on vacation, I fell into a hole in a parking lot in Cleveland Ohio and broke my leg. I was getting nowhere on my own and he was willing to take my case. He explained the Ohio "open and obvious" case law clearly. He also was very clear about the process we would go through, what he needed from me and what he would be able to do. He settled my case to my utmost satisfaction. And he did it in a short time-frame, months instead of years. He was professional and kind. His charges were reasonable and he took care of all the details. If you need help, I highly recommend Bruce Rutsky.
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Posted by Tracy | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bruce Rutsky - Attorney at Law
Bruce did an excellent job of representing my daughter in a case that she did not want to use a court appointed lawyer for. I called Bruce and he took the case and was very detailed and very informative on any issue that we had a question on. I would highly recommend Bruce for anyone to use and should we need a lawyer for anything else we will definitely be hiring him again.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most professional, knowledgeable and helpful
Bruce handled a few cases for us during several years. Each case he handled with professionalism, went above and beyond to make sure that the case was handled properly to avoid separation of the family. I recommend Bruce to anyone who is in need of an attorney.
Posted by David | November 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ticket for Daughter
I was recommended Bruce from a friend of a friend regarding the fact my daughter was in an accident and ticketed as a result. We where required to go to juvenile court as a result and Bruce was extremely attentive and professional in his handling of this situation for us. We would not have been able to move as smoothly through the process without his help and are extremely happy with how he helped us. We would 100% recommend him to anyone looking for help. Bruce is extremely friendly and able to explain things in a manor those not in the legal field would fully understand.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child endangerment case
Bruce was excellent. We had a child endangerment case because of leaving our child in the car and Bruce was able to negotiate with the prosecutor to bring it down from an first degree misdemeanor to a minor misdemeanor. He asked around to make sure that this is the best option for our immigration status. He was able to close the case at the first pre trial. He was very knowledgeable. He was very easy to reach at all times. We highly recommend Bruce.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above Expecrations
I originally went to Bruce for a consultation. During that appointment he was thorough and made me feel very comfortable with the situation I was in. He went above and beyond after the consultation to follow up on few certain things to make sure my issue was resolved. I am very pleased with his efforts and how he stayed on top of things for me. He helped to make what I was going through easier to deal with and helped to calm my anxieties with my situation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great engagement, coverage and service
I hired Bruce on recommendation of a colleague. He represented me as well as could be expected, negotiated on my behalf, and managed all communications and activities in a very timely fashion. While the whole case was personally frustrating, he managed it for me to my best interests at all times.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Bruce Rutsky
From the get go Mr. Rutsky was professional, knowledgeable and very accommodating to meet our schedule and needs. We had specific time constraints that he worked with immediately. We would consult and hire Mr. Rutsky again without hesitation for future legal assistance. Our experience was very successful and we were confident we were in good hands from start to finish. Thank you
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful lawyer
Bruce always got back to me very promptly, and gave me his time. He answered all my questions, and walked me through a process I didn't understand. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Doreen | July 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The utmost professional and respectful.
Bruce has handled two cases for our family. He is knowledgeable, professional, respectful, honest and non judgmental. We never felt rushed when meeting or talking on the phone with Bruce. He was very honest as to what would or could happen in both cases. Both of our cases came out with positive outcomes due to Bruce. We highly recommend Bruce to everyone. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Handled the case extremely well
Bruce had the case fully prepared and handled before arriving at the courthouse. The appearance with the judge went quickly and smoothly. I was very please with the result that Bruce created for me. There is no doubt that I would hire him again.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
We would highly recommend Bruce Rutsky to represent anyone. He is extremely professional, thorough and completely explained the entire process and what we could expect. He was easy to reach and answered all of our questions.
Posted by Kristen | July 8, 2015
Couldn't have been better.
Bruce is fantastic. I was very nervous about my predicament, and he made me feel very comfortable. He was extremely knowledgeable, and made sure everything went smoothly and quickly. I could also contact him anytime I had a question about my case, and he always made himself available. I'm extremely grateful he was recommended to me; I really don't think my situation could've been handled any better. Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2015
represents with care and expertise
Bruce has handled a number of issues for our family. The most significant involved a serious injury to my son while at a friend’s house. The injury was the direct result of intentional deceit and neglect on the part of the parent in charge. Bruce guided us through this difficult situation with expertise, honesty and compassion. We were involved in all of the decision making and Bruce made sure we understood the range of possibilities each step of the way. He understood who we were as people and represented us accordingly. Bruce has also handled some lesser issues for our family; all with the same level of skill and care. I highly recommend Bruce Rutsky.
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Posted by Michael | June 12, 2015
It is the results that count.
Bruce handled a personal injury case where the accident occurred in another state. He was ver active in discussing our options and listened to my input. We never had to file any litigation that would have required hiring a second attorney in the state of the accident. We discussed each offer by the insurance company in depth and settled ver well financially.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OVI
I had multiple violations from getting pulled over for speeding. The main one being an OVI. He was able to get all other charges dropped. He was unable to drop my high end OVI down to a low end with it being my first one. That's really all I wanted and did not get that. He was very supportive and helpful showing up to all my court dates. We have one court date remaining for my sentencing.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Acting Judge
  • Bedford Municipal Court
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Petronzio Schneier Co., Lpa
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Elk & Elk Co, LPA
  • 1988 - 2001
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Ohio Attorney General's Office
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Stark County Public Defender Office
  • 1984 - 1985
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Education

  • Ohio State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Indiana University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • 1990 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Topper Eagle Award
  • Ohio State University
  • 1982
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Automobile Litigation: Strategic Issues & Answers
  • Automobile Litigation
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Bruce
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have referred several clients to Bruce for representation for personal injuries, and all have been very satisfied with the results. His integrity and work ethic are commendable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce is diligent and a works hard on behalf of his clients. He has great follow through and communicates very well. His trial skills are amazing. I recommend him for anyone in need of a personal injury attorney or criminal lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bruce is a conscientious and caring attorney. He is highly skilled and well respected. I highly recommend Bruce."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Bruce for years. Not only is he very knowledgeable, but he is also a great negotiator. But what impresses me the most about Bruce is how much he cares about his clients. They are not just numbers to him, he really wants to help each one. I highly recommend Bruce."
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Cleveland Car accident Lawyer Bruce Steven Rutsky
Bruce Steven Rutsky
Car accident Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 39 years
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