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Representing individuals charged with crimes for 48 years.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    51 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    51 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($525-750/hour), contingent (25-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • Jeffrey Lewis Bear

    I've known Bruce for years. It is my pleasure to endorse him.

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    Jeffrey Bear Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kaufman is easily the most experienced attorney I have ever had the pleasure of working with. It is mind-boggling to think that Mr. Kaufman was sworn in to practice in 1965. That's 50 years of practice! He entered the legal profession during the Civil Rights Movement, arguably the best time in American history. If I make it 25 years, I will be surprised.

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    Patrick Santos Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

16633 Ventura Blvd Ste 500
Encino, CA, 91436-1835

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive196505/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Personal InjurySuperLawyers2013
Criminal DefenseSuperLawyers2013
Lead Counsel - Criminal LawLawInfo2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Personal InjurySuperLawyers2012
Lead Counsel - CriminalLawInfo2012
Criminal DefenseSuperLawyers2012
Criminal DefenseSuperLawyers2011
Personal InjurySuperLawyers2011
Lead Counsel - CriminalLawInfo2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Criminal DefenseSuperLawyers2010
Personal InjurySuperLawyers2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Criminal DefenseSuperLawyers2009
Personal InjurySuperLawyers2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKaufman Kaufman & Miller LLP2003 - Present
PartnerKaufman & Kaufman APLC1969 - 2003
AssociateKates & Kates1966 - 1969
Deputy City AttorneyCity Attorney, City Of Los Angeles1965 - 1966
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember1966 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1966 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationJudicial Appointments Committee2009 - 2009
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationJudicial Election Committee2009 - 2009
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationJudicial Election Committee2008 - 2008
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationJudicial Election Committee2007 - 2007
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationJudicial Appointments Committee2006 - 2006
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationJudicial Election Committee2006 - 2006
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationJudicial Election Committee2005 - 2005
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationJudicial Appointments Committee2005 - 2005
San Fernando Valley Criminal Bar AssociationPresident1980 - 1982
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationTrustee1980 - 1982
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawN/ALaw1964