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Bruce Carlton Bridgman

Family Attorney at Irvine, CA

4.9   51 reviews
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1974
    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.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    40%
    California Divorce Child Custody Support modification Separation, Annulment and any other family law matters.

    39 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    20%
    Chapter 7 Filling chapter 13

    34 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Immigration
    15%

    34 years, 3,000 cases

  4. Real estate
    15%

    34 years, 1,200 cases

  5. Criminal defense
    10%
    DUI, Violent Crime, Domestic violence cases, Theft, Fraud.

    44 years, 7,000 cases

 

As the founder of The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, Orange County attorney Bruce C. Bridgman offers legal counsel in criminal defense and civil issues. Since 1974, he has been in the legal field, and he has operated his own practice for over two decades. Before his current firm’s establishment, Attorney Bridgman was a partner at another firm and a deputy district attorney in Orange County. He is a graduate of the UCLA Law School, where he was a Wilson Scholar. Receive a zero-charge case evaluation by contacting his firm.

 

Location

The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman
17500 Red Hill Avenue
Suite 230
Irvine, CA, 92614

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Mr. Sally | June 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Freedom Rings!
I had an extenuating circumstance, reached out to Mr. Bridgman, he assured me that justice would prevail. Mr. Bridgman made true on his word and the sweet sound of freedom rings in my ear. If you have any legal problem, trust me, call Mr. Bridgman
Posted by Natalie | October 19, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Mr. Bridgman is extremely professional. I am dealing with a serious legal matter and he took the time to listen to my case and gave me excellent advice. Bruce's priority is his client's best interest. He explained to me that he wanted me to first see what the outcome of my matter is before stepping in as this would be unnecessary if it is resolved. I greatly appreciate Bruce. I highly recommend Mr. Bridgman, thank you so much!
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Posted by NATALIE | January 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
I was referred by a friend to Bruce and his law firm. Bruce and his staff helped me with resolve a family law case matter related to an old judgement where my ex husband was in contempt of the court order. Working with Bruce made the process so seamless. My first consultation was free, and Bruce was so diligent in taking the time to thoroughly and carefully listening to the details of my case he narrowed down a strategic plan. He explained the details of the plan and explained the step by step process of my my case. Bruce was extremely attentive throughout the process and was able to resolve the case quickly which resulted in us not needing to go to court and settle the case and thus saving me money and time that otherwise would be spent. Bruce is a great professional, ethical and extremely knowledgeable and knows what he is doing. He is prompt and quick at getting things done and I really appreciate all his help with my manner. I highly recommend him and will definitely come back for any legal needs in the future.
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Posted by Carolyn | June 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing person and attorney
He has consistently been able to help in any matter I bring up to him. He filed my bk smoothly years ago and even years later he gives me free consults when I have situations that arise with my business etc. he is knowledgable, on top of things and is highly recommended. I trust him with my cases and believe he’s the best attorney. Very caring and not out to rob your pockets.
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Posted by Chelsea | May 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Custody Battle Winner!!!
If you are anything like me and are apprehensive about handing over thousands of dollars over to an attorney based off of your 20 minutes of research on sites like these, then at least you found Bruce!!! After meeting with him in his office for our initial consultation, which by the way was 100% free, I immediately felt better about my situation. Call it a mother's intuition but I felt like I had finally found the right law firm to handle my family law custody issue. I had already been through so much and almost felt like an attorney by the time I had finally found Bruce and his team. To make a long story longer, just hire this firm. He's a former DA and UCLA Grad WOOHOO!! Trust Me! He really is one of the good ones. I wouldnt be wasting my time writing this if he just took my money and ran.
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Posted by Jennifer | October 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
I was referred by a friend and former client of Bruce for a complex family law case. I do not want to go into details about the reasons however I will go into details about how knowledgeable the attorneys were there. I had exhausted other strategies with other attorneys and Bruce and Audrey were able to narrow down a strategic path to my goals that were ultimately achieved. Not knowing the correct procedure of law really hurt me in the past and I was fooled by other attorneys who promised the world but never delivered, but hiring Bruce's team was worth every penny. I recommend them to anyone who ever needs an attorney in Orange County.
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Posted by Rebeca | June 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You won’t be disappointed
I just got out of court with my ex-husband and for the first time ever I am smiling after. His attorney is a real slime ball and was motioning me with all sorts of legal hogwash. It seems my former attorney was a slime ball too because he took twice as much money from me as Bruce and did a quarter of the work. So happy to finally have a visitation schedule my kids deserve. Thanks Bruce and Team!!!
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Posted by Rick | June 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Bruce really helped me out when I thought no one could
Bruce has saved my butt on 2 different occasions. Not because I'm a total F-up, but because I was being falsely targeted. I was scared out of my mind, that my life would change for the worse, but Bruce kept me from having a stroke or heart attack, stressing out over the situation and with some very creative letters, made it all go away. I was also in a car accident, stopped at a light in SJC, waiting to get on the 5 Fwy, got hit from behind by an Enterprize Rental Car, F-150 pickup doing 50 MPH, completely destroyed my car, smashing me into the SUV ahead of me. Well, the driver didnt have any insurance, my hospital bills were sky high. Enterprize Rent a Car only carries minimum coverage ($5,000 property damage). They paid $4,,600 to the SUV, who only lost a bumper and drove away, and only $400 to me for my 2006 Honda paperweight. Then tried to screw me again by trying to only pay me $3,000 for my injuries. Bruce kicked their ass! With Really creative paperwork, put a bunch of money in my pocket. I'm filing my own complaints against them on my own, with the Calif. Dept. of Insurance. Bruce is awesome, honest, but vicious. When you're swimming in shark infested waters, make sure you're backed up by a Megaladon. Thanks Bruce. Rick
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Posted by Art D. | June 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, hardworking attorney
I have been a client for many years and trust Bruce with all of my legal needs. He is very effective and knowledgeable but never condescending. I have 100% confidence that I will be represented professionally. He has assisted me in multiple civil cases all providing speedy recovery.
Posted by Brandon | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Finally!!!!
If you are looking up lawyers right now. Hire Bruce Bridgman’s team. My wife and I have been through so many court cases I feel like an expert. I have hired over 10 lawyers during the 9 years this case has been around and have dealt with everything from protective orders to grandparent visitation and Bruce’s strategies helped end what all the other lawyers couldn’t. His team was always there to answer the phone or even just talk me down if I was worried about a court hearing. It all happened just like he said it would and that made all the difference. Finally an end to what I thought was going to last FOREVER. Happily and genuinely writing this review for a team that helped me for a very very fare price compared to these other bozos.
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Posted by Jim | May 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bruce Bridgman
Bruce has been my first call for anything legal since 1996. I have always felt comfortable in referring people to him. He has always been there to help in any way he can. He is not only a great person and a gentleman but also a great attorney. Always ready to answer a question or to give good advice. I couldn't say enough about Bruce and what a blessing he's been to me over the years.
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Posted by Jonathan | February 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you so much, Bruce!!
I first met Bruce Bridgman in 2010 when I was getting crushed by creditors after the real estate crash. He met me with me personally, and gave me the strength and guidance to move through the bankruptcy process and re-start my life. I am so happy to say that I bounced back and am happily continuing to grow my business and life. I owe so much to Bruce and his fabulous staff. Since then, I have continued to turn to Bruce with all my legal matters. He takes issues head-on and fights for you. And he is there everyday in the office, personally involved with each case, leading his staff attorneys. Thank you so much, Bruce, for all you have done for myself, my family, and my employees!!
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Posted by Teresa | November 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Accurate
There is no doubt in my mind that Bruce Bridgman is the BEST attorney in all of Orange County. He shows genuine care and concern for his clients. Bruce was there for me at a time when I was in real distress and successfully helped me through the legal issues with the very best legal advice. Bruce is also amazingly considerate of the costs and provided me with a very affordable solution. I highly Bruce and his firm for your legal needs.
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Posted by Paris | November 9, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer in California!
Bruce Bridgman is an amazing lawyer! He has helped me with all of my questions regarding my case and has no hesitation to find out what I'm up against. Bruce is a kind, genuine lawyer with all the experience to help with any court case!
Posted by Nidya | June 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An outstanding lawyer
I was completely panicked over a summons I received , i called Bruce's law firm and he was very helpful at answering my questions. During my consultation he went above and beyond my expectations and called my insurance company to make sure that they were doing what was necessary on their end to aid me . I would highly recommend him to everybody !
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Posted by Carlos | May 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Family Law Attorney
I was in urgent need of a great lawyer. I began searching for a law office in Orange County on different sites. I found Bruce Bridgman and decided to give the office a call. That same day, I was in contact with him and he started on my case right away. Amazing! Bruce is a great attorney! He was extremely attentive to my case. Everything was clearly explained to me, and that made the whole process comfortable for me. I found that phenomenal! He truly cares about his clients, which is a quality every attorney should possess. I felt as though he always had my best interest in mind. He is truly a genuine man. It brought me peace of mind during stressful legal situations to know the people I was working with actually cared about my case and me. In the end, I was very satisfied with the outcome of my case. Bruce is an amazing lawyer and provides amazing service. I would certainly recommend this firm to anyone who is need of a great Orange County attorney. Thank you Eagle Law Firm!
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A great and professional lawyer
The best lawyer in town, get's the job done and cannot ask for a better lawyer firm. Would recommend his firm. 10/10
Posted by Jennifer | April 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
COMPASSIONATE AND UNDERSTANDING
He answered all my Questions and was so understanding to my situation I couldn't have spoken to a more compassionate person about such a sensitive subject thank u so much!!!
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bruce is incredible!
Bruce is incredible! He makes sure to develop a personal relationship with his clients and goes the extra mile. I recently reconnected with him and was pleasantly surprised he remembered my family by name after all these years! His expert handling of my court case allowed me to continue to live a happy life, and It is clear he takes pride in his work. I am forever grateful for all Bruce has done for me!!
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Posted by Johnny | May 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super awesome and understanding. Bruce never fails!
Mr. Bridgman is the real deal. He has never failed to be there for me when I am in need. He's done miracle works for me and my friends. He always assured me that everything would be okay and has never failed to back that up. Bruce really cares about his clients! He's a super attorney!
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman
  • 1991 - Present
  • General Partner
  • Law offices of Bridgman & Modkin
  • 1980 - 1991
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney's Office
  • 1976 - 1980
  • District Attorney
  • LA Distric Attorney office
  • 1973 - 1976
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Education

  • University of California - Berkeley
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  • UC Berkeley and a Wilson Scholar at UCLA Law School
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Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
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  • West Oarange County bar Assosiation
  • President
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Wilson at UCLA
  • Wilson Scholar
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Publications

  • Textbook
  • Powers to Arrest
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (3)
Endorse Bruce
Immigration Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked on several projects with Bruce over the years. His knowledge of the law is unparalleled. I recommend Bruce to anyone looking for an attorney."
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."
Family Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bruce was the opposing counsel in a divoce case. We were able to reach a marital settlement that pleased both parties and kept attorney fees down. He's a consummate professional."
Irvine Family Lawyer Bruce Carlton Bridgman
Bruce Carlton Bridgman
Family Attorney
Irvine, CA
Licensed for 49 years