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Bruce Ward Bain

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

4.9   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1985
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Bruce

Learn Bruce’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    This includes subrogation, collection and condemnation. Ad Litem and Special Commissioner appointments performed.

    37 years

  2. Mediation
    We do 2 hour expedited, 1/2 day and full day meditations. We have 4 conference rooms.

    27 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Appeals
    Our firm has handled cases to the Texas Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court.

    37 years, 2 cases

  4. Arbitration
    Arbitration and Umpire

    24 years, 4 cases

I am an accomplished trial attorney with over three decades of civil trial experience.  I have practiced in both state and federal courts. My legal affiliations include the State Bar of Texas, The United States District Court for the Southern District, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. I am a member of the Texas Bar College and the Texas Pro Bono College and the Houston Bar Association.  I have handled cases before civil county and district courts throughout Texas.

I have been recognized in Strathmore’s Who’s Who of Professionals as Top lawyer in North America and by the Dallas News as a Top Lawyer in Texas.

I have been lead counsel in hundreds of cases, ranging from small controversies to million dollar cases. I am a certified mediator with a degree from the University of Houston Law Center- AA White Division with over 120 hours of mediation training.  I generally try to perform at least 2 pro bono mediation’s per month as a community service.

 My career encompasses many areas of the law.  It includes commercial, toxic tort, insurance defense and subrogation, condemnation, constitutional, personal injury, partnership, business, and real estate law.  

I have been a businessman since 1992. I am currently a managing shareholder in Bain & Bain, PLLC, and formerly a shareholder/ partner in Soape, Brown, McDermott, P.C.

I have strong credentials in his community, as well as in the courtroom.  I served on former President Bush’s staff from 1988-1992, and on his Vice Presidential staff from 1984-1988.  I also served as a staff member at the 1992 Republican National Convention. I represented the United States as a staff member at the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations.  I still represent the Bush family.

I have served as a registered Boy Scout Leader for over twenty years, as the Troop Assistant Scout Master and a Cub Scout Pack Den Leader.

I am a devoted husband and father.  Married for 36 years, my wife and I , Joanie Lucci Bain, have four wonderful sons: Cpt. Bruce Bain II, USAF (Eagle Scout), Nick (Texas A&M, Eagle Scout), Michael (University of Texas, Eagle Scout), and Cameron (Texas A&M, Eagle Scout).

I attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 1981 with a B.A. in Government. At U.T., I served as a Student Union representative, an Intra-fraternity Council Member, and as President of my Fraternity.  I was also a member of the U.T. Young Republicans.  My wife and I met while attending U.T. and we married one week after graduation, and moved to Houston where we both attended law school.

I obtained my J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1985.  While attending law school, I earned the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award.  I was also on the Dean’s List, and selected by Who’s Who of American Law Students.


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Bain & Bain Pllc
10810 Katy Fwy Ste 102
Houston, TX, 77043


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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
I felt he was was very helpful
So far the information he has given me was very helpful and I plan on moving forward with taking the steps he offered
Posted by Charlotte | June 6, 2017
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Car situation
Mr. Bain reviewed an issue I had with a car I purchased and was very helpful. Even though he could not take the case he referred me to one on his colleagues for review. Thank you so much for one listening and two for taking the time to respond.
Posted by Michael Angelo Hernandez | March 13, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Good Advice!
Even though Mr Bruce isn't in Amarillo Texas he still gave me some good advice!
Posted by Erin G | September 23, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unbiased professional information
Helped me to better understand the law and other options I never knew I could take advantage of. Great help. Very honest and upfront. Understanding as well.
Posted by Frank Alvarado | August 2, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Quick and thorough response
This is a great site, and lawyers like Bruce are the reason. I may still have a few things to work out, but having a well informed opinion on my situation really takes a lot of the worry out of things. Thanks for responding to my question, and my follow up question, so quickly.
Posted by Carmel | July 20, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Communication ..
Would like to thank Mr. Bain for answering my legal question(s) in a very professional, compassionate manner. His communication was almost immediate and spot on. Thank you again Mr Bain!
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding & knowledgable
Mr Bain was exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable about gun rights in Texas. He apparently was a FFL/SOT and knew about gun trusts and ownership. He pointed me in the right direction and I know He helped save me money. I will definitely go back to him.
Posted by Dylan | July 19, 2015
Informative a lot more than others
I'm going to take your advice and have a consultation with the lawyer because I need somebody to stipulate and start telling me what I need to do i still just sitting around waiting for all this to happen cuz I got no ideas what's coming at me I just know going to be one one of the hardest things I've had to do not the hardest thing I've had to do because I had to take care of my mother who was sent only six months to live during this whole ordeal and Allah are you I lost my house during this my health has gone downhill so yes I do need to find somebody that's willing to fight for me
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2015
Mr. Bain, I really like your style! "PLEASE" continue to be available on this site. Avvo needs more attorneys like yourself! Some attorney's on this site only criticize a lay persons sincere questions. GOD BLESS
Posted by Joseph | April 26, 2015
Beyond the call of duty, sincere, listened and responded efficiently helping me understand, both sides of issue. I would hire him without any hesitation after introduction and interaction.
Posted by jojorichmond | January 3, 2015
Very Helpful and Knowledgeable!
Mr. Bain was very thorough, helpful, and knowledgeable with his answers to my questions. Every time I asked a follow-up, he was quick to respond. Hopefully his help with my legal matter will facilitate matters upon talking to my attorney when the time comes. Thanks so much!
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2014
Top-notch atttorney!
Atty. Bain is very professional. All of our cases have been very successful. I would definitely recommend him :)
Posted by Karen | October 2, 2014
Great result and constant communications.
Extraordinary work, I am very pleased with the manner my case was treated with. It took time but the ending results were more than good, I would definitely consult Bain again.
Posted by Karen | August 21, 2014
tremendously great lawyer
I've worked with Bruce in two cases now, he is an amazing lawyer, very responsible and easy to work with. Things get done and if you ever have any questions he answers very quickly. I have no complaints of his work so far, both cases have been dealt with very smoothly and successfully, I would recommend Bruce to anyone who needs legal advise or help.
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Posted by Judith | June 21, 2015
telephone company
Thank you so much for your help. I am doing what you said. They still have not turned the service off. It is good to know I am doing what I should to reach the goal.
Posted by april | June 19, 2015
had a few attorneys answer my question with contact a lawyer... Mr Bain was the only one who addressed my concerns and then went into more detail when i needed clarification. was helpful and guided me towards an attorney who was better suited to my specific needs for this case.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bain &Bain, PLLC
  • 1995 - Present
  • Partner
  • Soape, Brown, McDermott, PC
  • 1992 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Gary Stephens & Associates
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Attorney
  • Stephens & Clark
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Attorney
  • Stephens & Clark
  • 1985 - 1988
  • Staff Member
  • Office of President George Bush
  • 1984 - 1992
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  • University of Houston, - A. A. White
  • Mediator
  • 2009
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1985
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • 881 F. 2d 176 - Sikes v. Global Marine Inc
  • Win
  • 774 S.W.2d 755 (1989) TEXAS EMPLOYERS' INSURANCE ASSOCIATION, Appellant, v. Dorothy ARMSTRONG, Appellee.
  • Win


  • Houston Bar Association, Elder Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Texas Supreme Court UPL Committie
  • Vice Chair Sub Committie Dist 4- Galleria
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Supreme Court, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Chair
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Pro Bono College
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Fee Dispute
  • 2014 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committie
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • Persian
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • One of the Top Attornies in North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor 2017
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • One of the Top Attorneys in Texas
  • Dallas Morning News
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys in North America
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2016
  • Client Choice award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Deans List
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1984
  • American Jurisprudence
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1984
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  • State Bar of Texas CLE course
  • How to offer and exclude Evidence
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • International and Comparative Law Seminars
  • International and Comparative Law Seminars
  • 1983

Attorney endorsements

Received (74)
Given (36)
Endorse Bruce
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Bruce's education, experience and responses on AVVO that he is a knowledgeable and capable advocate who cares about his clients. I endorse this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse and highly recommend Mr. Bain."
Mediation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce is dedicated to the legal profession and provides exemplary legal and mediation services. He is of the highest ethical character and has a through knowledge of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the distinct pleasure to have Mr. Bain work in my firm as an associate lawyer for a few years. We tried many lawsuits together, and he tried other cases as a "First Chair" Lawyer. He is a top notch lawyer and advocate, tenacious and eloquent in advocating his clients interests, and in securing the best result possible. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Bain."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce Ward Bain is highly skilled in litigation law. If there was a case that I needed to refer out, I would refer it to him. He cares for the law and for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented and generous with his knowledge."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bruce Ward Bain has an exceptional reputation and is a credit to the legal community. If you have a litigation law problem, he is your answer. If his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bain is a highly skilled, diligent and knowledgeable attorney who is well-known in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism. He was able to obtain satisfactory results even for clients whose cases were incredibly difficult by dedicating his time and effort to achieve the best results. I certainly endorse this lawyer and have no doubt he will be of great help to anyone seeking legal advice or representation within his main areas of practice."
Mediation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bruce Ward Bain provides a much needed service on Avvo. He donates his time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, whose reputation and credentials speak for themselves."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with and getting to know Bruce. His is a highly skilled, energetic attorney. He is devoted to his family, clients and profession. He is widely respected and highly admired by both clients and peers."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. He is knowledgeable and diligent in his answers to questions presented to him. I would recommend that anyone in his area contact him to discuss their legal matters."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The kind of trusted legal adviser we all need and can use at some time in our life, Bruce Ward Bain is the kind of lawyer we all aspire to be. I am honored to endorse Mr Bain here on Avvo."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce is very thoughtful, creative and energetic in analyzing legal issues presented to him which set him apart in the legal community. I am pleased to endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Bain is an outstanding attorney whom I highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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