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Bruce E Blumberg

Criminal defense Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.8   21 reviews

Licensed for 36 years

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30 YEARS LITIGATION EXPERIENCE WITH THE HIGHEST PEER REVIEW RATINGS (NTLA, MARTINDALE, SUPERLAWYER)

Bruce Blumberg is certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of Arizona. Of the 18,000 licensed attorneys in Arizona, only about 750 of them have received specialist certification, and only a handful of those are certified in the area of Criminal Law. During his tenure as a defense attorney, Bruce has represented many serious felony matters, including a number of death penalty cases as a Maricopa County Court Appointed Counsel. Bruce has a reputation within the legal community of being an honest, hard-working attorney. He has a passion for his clients and dedicates 100% to the defense of any client represented by his firm. Although Bruce has always maintained an emphasis on Criminal Law, he also uses his litigation skills in representing many clients on Family Law matters. 

Blumberg & Associates was founded in 1988 and was located (in the Luhrs Tower) just a short drive from the Superior Court, the County Attorney’s Office and the Maricopa County Jail. This close proximity has allowed Bruce to develop relationships that would not have been cultivated from an office anywhere else in the Valley. Bruce attended Michigan State University, graduating in 1976 with a pre-law degree. He was subsequently accepted into Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. After receiving his law degree, Bruce was admitted to the Michigan Bar. While practicing law during the day, he studied at Wayne State University in Detroit where he earned Masters of Law in Taxation. 

Bruce Blumberg was selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the U.S. from the National Trial Lawyers Association as well as a Southwest Super Lawyer from Super Lawyers.

 

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Client's Choice 2014
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Licensed for 36 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 12/21/2022

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

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Bruce received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2014
Posted by John | February 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Defense
On July 20th, 2016 I was wrongfully arrested after being attacked by my ex-wife. She was currently enrolled in police academy for Phoenix Police. She used the knowledge she had learned about how to get someone arrested to have me taken into custody. I was charged with assault/injury and criminal damage for her broken phone screen. That day I was served with an order of protection. My ex used the knowledge she learned in police training to use the courts as a weapon, instead of a shied as they are intended. The order of protection restricted me from my own home, which I owned sole and separate from the marriage. Upon my release from jail, I was stripped of all my rights. I was required to be monitored by the county and required special permission to leave Maricopa County. I lost my gun rights due to the order of protection as well as any further contact with my ex-wife. Bruce was top notch in my criminal case. After the first hearing, he had my monitoring and county travel restrictions removed and I was restricted to the state. The very next time he saw the judge, he had the state travel restrictions and all other restrictions removed pending trial. Bruce knew I wanted to travel for Christmas and made sure that right was returned to me. Susan, the office manager, is also the best. She answered every phone call and email. If they were busy with another case, I always got my call returned and what I needed taken care of. Susan is a Integral part of the team. I owe special thanks to her for the hours and hours of work she put in drafting documents and reviewing my case. Bruce and Susan paid close attention to every detail in my case. They reviewed every second of police body cam video, every piece of evidence, and created a outstanding defense. Susan created a very detailed timeline of the events of that morning showing only 1 minute for the alleged assault to take place. When we finally got to trail, Bruce gave a world class defense. I watched my ex lying (as a sworn police officer now) in a attempt to convict me. Under cross examination, Bruce impeached my ex's testimony and showed her as a liar. During trail, his team brought character witnesses to testify to my honest non-violent nature. They also brought witnesses to testify to my Ex's violent dishonest nature. We were faced with a young inexperienced prosecutor with a hot temper. I watched Bruce argue the rules of evidence with great confidence being able to site every rule by number and quoted verbatim. In short, Bruce knows criminal law by heart. The Judge denied our request to present witnesses of character. Bruce immediately stood up and motioned firmly that I was not being given a fair trial and the case should immediately be dismissed. The Judge denied Bruce's request. Bruce looked at me and said "No matter what happens today, I will have this overturned in an appeal because you are no longer receiving a fair trial." After 9 hours of trail, both parties rested. The judge that day ruled, based on the 38 years he spent as a police officer, My ex should have been arrested and been on trial that day. I was found not guilty on all counts. Bruce's 37 years of practicing criminal law proved invaluable that day. After months of worry, Bruce ensured that my life was protected and all of my rights were returned to me. Best attorney ever. Money very well spent. I would recommend him to anyone. He did such a great job with my legal case, I keep him retained to this day. I trusted him with my life and he kept it fully intact.
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Posted by Dijuahn Sr. | August 24, 2014
Trustworthy and Loyal
I met Bruce in 1998 and he has still been in my life to help me transition after I paid my debt to society. Caring and warm individual with not only knowledge of the law but also other resources. I am indebted to him and his staff. They not only have my business but my respect as we'll.
Posted by Rhonda | December 31, 2021
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Without a doubt, saved my best friend!
Without a doubt Bruce Blumberg with his knowledge and expertise, proved my friend's innocents beyond what anyone could imagine. My girlfriend was completely innocent of a crime she did not commit and for 6 years Bruce stood by her with complete confidence and supported her through the hardest time of her life. I became very close to Bruce as well as he was able to assist me in understanding what was going on as my girlfriends second language was English and sometime language became a barrier. Bruce is truly a gift and I would highly recommend him to absolutely anyone. Since the trial has ended and I have returned to Canada, I have told everyone how remarkable this man is and I wish that we had more lawyers like this in our country that fought for the justice of the innocent. Thanks again Bruce for supporting my friend and standing beside her all the way. I look forward to watching her find herself again and begin to live.
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Posted by Michelle | December 31, 2021
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Forever grateful
Bruce Blumberg gave my sister in law her life back! My brother, nieces and nephews can finally move on with their lives. I will forever be grateful for what he has done for our family. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. During the 6 week trial his expertise and knowledge gave us all the confidence needed. God Bless this man!
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Posted by Mark | November 1, 2020
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Great representation. High recommendation.
Mr. Blumberg is an outstanding attorney. I won’t go into the specifics of my case, but I was faced with 3 Felony charges. (That’s a possible 15 years in prison) but he was able to get my charges reduced to a single Felony – and NO JAIL TIME! I highly recommend Mr. Blumberg to anyone who finds themselves faced with criminal charges. He will fight for you and I’m confident he will achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.
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Posted by Frank Lee | October 22, 2020
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Gods gift sent
I owe this man so much. My current freedom, my peace of mind and my children lives. If it wasn't for this man I wouldn't be here today, taking care of my 4 children. We are still waiting for the trial but the fact that I am not waiting for it from a cell, I couldn't be more grateful. If it wasn't for this man I would have probably lost or taken my life. He has been an angel all through out these years that we are constantly fighting a sick and broken system. If you love your life and cherish your time with your loved ones , don't go around trying to find the perfect " salesman " because you will get what you paid for. No one can compete with Bruce Blumberg and his experience and knowledge. I cant recommend him enough and couldn't be more grateful he was recommended to me. I talked to different lawyers before I talked to him and they sounded as "cheap" as their results. That is one thing I constantly researched was results and he has them and because of that, I know he would do for me what he would do for himself. He cares and he will bring some calm and peace of mind that he won't disappoint. He knows you are someone's child, someone's mother/father , someone's sister/ brother. He understands the pain and does everything in his power to assure you that he will fight for you like you deserve and your money feels greatly appreciated. Dont try to find someone better because you won't. God bless you Bruce Blumberg for everything you are doing for my family and for other people and their families.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2017
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An experienced attorney
I hired Bruce for a white collar crime that I was accused of and I was glad that I chose the right attorney to represent me. He was very experienced and knowledgeable in this type of cases. He asked me for details that helped in my case, and what was more impressive to me was that he has very good relationships with judges, attorneys, and other legal personnel in the courtroom. Being in the courtroom for the first time, this has helped me to feel more at ease. In the end, my case was closed with charges reduces, no jail or prison terms and no white collar terms. I truly appreciate his help during the entire process.
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Posted by Doug | July 14, 2017
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More than I hoped for
I hired Mr. Blumberg in 2012 when I was arrested by the FBI. They had a case against me that could have meant prison for the resit of my life. Bruce worked with me for a year and finally we had a plea agreement that resulted in my going to prison for only three years. I could not have asked for better results.
Posted by Sabrina | March 17, 2017
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Amazing!!
Bruce was there for us during a tough time when we were put in a position that we shouldn't have been put in. Bruce and his legal team responded quickly and efficiently to matters presented in our case. The other party involved must have realized we had an attorney that was ready to call him on his false allegations and Bruce wasn't going to back down. Needless to say the work that was put forth in this case was above our expectations and the other party ended up dropping the charges after they realized Bruce was ready to go in the courtroom full force! He was so in depth he has been recently hired by two other individuals referred by my husband and I!! Will definately retain Bruce and his associateson if ever needed again!
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Posted by Douglas | September 17, 2016
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Bruce Blumberg is a seasoned professional
I hired Bruce in 2008 to represent my son in a sex crime case and again in 2016 to help my son with a probation violation hearing. Bruce was more than a lawyer in that he became a friend. He is straight forward and no nonsense. One of his greatest assets is that he is well connected and well respected among his peers and that removes a lot of hurdles when it comes to getting the best deal possible for his client.
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Posted by Benjamin | February 18, 2015
Knowledgeable and effective
I hired Bruce to represent me in a case that was keeping me up at night. He was superb. From start to finish, he was not only professional but was efficiently aggressive and correct in his diagnosis of the case, and his prescription for it. We followed it and won. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a winner.
Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2014
Very efficient and down to earth
Bruce reined in an over zealous prosecution and got my case reduced to a civil offense by getting the case in front of a no nonsense judge.
Posted by Rhonda | October 6, 2014
A Fighter to the End
Mr. Blumberg and his team fought for my son until the very end of his case. He helped with getting a mental health diagnosis that he was able to use to show mitigating circumstances. Without his expertise my son would have faired far worse in court and now my son is receiving the proper mental health treatment thanks to the diagnosis he received. Thank you Mr. Blumberg and Team.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2014
Thank you Bruce Blumberg!
Bruce and his paralegal/ associates helped me out tremendously when I got into a fight with my boyfriend and was arrested (big mistake). They fought for me so I could get diversion and not a conviction on my record which could affect my job. They also kept me informed every step of the way. I could not have done this on my own.
Posted by Greg | August 27, 2014
Peace of mind
Mr. Blumberg and every member of his staff that I dealt with exceeded my expectations. Professional and courteous from the beginning to the end. I was updated frequently and every question was answered promptly and completely. Mr. Blumberg's depth of knowledge brought a peace of mind that was invaluable. My case could not have had a better outcome thanks to the knowledge, experience and dedication of Mr. Blumberg and his legal team.
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Posted by Scott | August 24, 2014
Bruce rocks!
I was in a sticky situation and I needed a lawyer fast. Bruce not only handled my case personally, but was there for every hearing. I was completely impressed with his professionalism and the outcome of my case. I would completely recommend his offices to anyone.
Posted by Scott | August 24, 2014
Just another victim of the system
Without proper legal representation in the CORRUPT and BANKRUPT judicial system; you (john Q. public) are screwed. Mr. Blumberg helped me navigate this "system" very smoothly. Thank You Bruce!
Posted by Daniel | August 19, 2014
Honest Lawyer
Bruce is one of those attorneys that will rebuild your trust in his profession. Bruce cares about his clients. I don't say that lightly. If you are in trouble and you are a good person, Bruce Blumberg is the help you need. Warning, if you are a bad person and need an attorney, Bruce may not be who you would select. He is an attorney who has a reputation for being truthful in the legal system. If you have the truth on your side, Bruce will fight for you. Bruce has big guns when he is bringing the truth and justice to the system.
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Posted by Estella | August 18, 2014
Knowledgeable of Law and Sensitive To Issues Involved
Through his mild manner and consistency, Mr. Blumberg assisted me and my family in maintaining our composure through a very traumatic time. Mr. Blumberg is very sensitive to the issues involved, and his knowledge of the law is excellent. His legal approach was tenacious, and he always had ideas to solve the issues. I was also reassured to discover, he relates quite well to his peers. Mr. Blumberg also has excellent and supportive staff to assist him.
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Posted by Kevin | August 15, 2014
Perfect Practice
Bruce did an excellent job getting my file before courts ASAPand expedited My case before the courts and have criminal "driving" charge dismissed. For me being a Canadian, this was instrumental in assuring my ability to retain my Preferred travel privaledges thru the transborder "Nexus" program.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Blumberg & Associates
  • 1987 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Maricopa County Public Defender Office
  • 1986 - 1987

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1982
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southwest Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Attorney
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I had the privilege of being mentored by Bruce for years. He is the best attorney I know. Bruce's knowledge of the law, trial experience, and reputation are unparalleled. The results he obtains for his clients are a testament to his abilities. Bruce is a true litigator, and receives my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bruce for many years. He is an outstanding criminal defense attorney who brings tremendous skill, passion and experience to bear on his cases. I have personally observed Bruce in the courtroom and can say that he is an extraordinary trial attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"If I were to ever need an attorney, I would hire Bruce in a heartbeat. Thorough and competent, he is honest and direct. I've tangled with him in court, and highly recommend him. Give him a call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Blumberg is a highly experienced attorney who is committed to obtaining positive outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bruce is an excellent attorney. I have observed him in court for many years and he is one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in the state of Arizona. I strongly endorse this highly skilled trial attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce's reputation is one of thoroughness. He is a certified criminal specialist and works tirelessly on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for all criminal defense matters. I know Bruce personally and had consulted him on criminal cases in the past."
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Criminal defense
Phoenix Criminal defense Lawyer Bruce E Blumberg
Bruce E Blumberg
Criminal defense Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 36 years
Virtual consultation available