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William W. Bruzzo

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Will Bruzzo has been a lawyer since 1993. He has been admitted to the State Bar of California since 1996 and to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1993. The primary emphasis of his practice has been criminal law. Will has successfully represented hundreds of clients in the Superior Court of California throughout Southern California to include Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego counties.  In 2001 he represented the Defendant in the infamous “cat torturer” case that was widely reported in the media.


In 1993 Will began his career in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Lawyer. He was honorably discharged in 2000 as a Major. His Marine Corps career included positions as a Company Commander in a 500 Marine Company and as the Executive Officer in a Headquarters Company with the 4th Tank Battalion in Mira Mesa, California. Mr. Bruzzo continues to defend Marines and other service members accused under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Will Bruzzo is the senior attorney in the Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo a firm in Santa Ana, California.


Mr. Bruzzo graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio in 1992. He graduated from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York in 1989. He is admitted to the Federal Bar for the Central District of Southern California in addition to the state bars indicated above.
Seven years of Mr. Bruzzo’s childhood was spent in Spain. As a result he speaks fluent Spanish.


Mr. Bruzzo was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Procedure while in Law School. Mr. Bruzzo was an all-star soccer player for the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in 29 Palms, California. He continues to play soccer and sponsor local teams.

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Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michelle Ida Will

    I have known Will for many years. He occasionally had a case in the same courthouse where I was a prosecutor but we really got to know each other as defense attorneys. Will has extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the Southern California legal system, and the Orange County courthouses in particular. Furthermore, Will is not only the knowledgeable counsel that you want on your side but having an attorney who maintains good working relationships with both prosecutors and other defense attorneys works well for his clients too.

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    Michelle Will Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

1851 East 1st Street Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA, 92705

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199608/24/2016
PAInactive199304/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence Award-Civil ProcedureLawyer's Publishing House1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principle AttorneyLaw Offices of William W. Bruzzo2004 - Present
AssociateWallin & Klarich1998 - 2004
Major, Judge Advocate, Company CommanderUnited States Marine Corps1993 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
North Orange County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A1993 - Present
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtBarrister2014 - 2015
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2014 - 2015
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2014 - 2015
Society of FellowsMember2014 - 2015
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2014
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtBarrister2013 - 2014
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2014
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2013
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtBarrister2012 - 2013
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtBarrister2011 - 2012
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2012
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2012
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2011
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtBarrister2010 - 2011
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2010 - 2011
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2010
Lex RomanaMember2009 - 2010
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtBarrister2009 - 2010
West Orange County Bar AssociationVice President2009 - 2009
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2010
Orange County Bar Associationmember2008 - 2009
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2009
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtBarrister2008 - 2009
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2008
Lex RomanaMember2007 - 2008
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2008
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtBarrister2007 - 2008
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtBarrister2006 - 2007
Lex RomanaMember2006 - 2007
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2007
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2007
Lex RomanaMember2005 - 2006
West Orange County Bar Association- Quasi Indigent PanelMember2005 - 2006
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtBarrister2005 - 2006
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2006
Lex RomanaMember2004 - 2005
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2005
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2004 - 2005
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtMember2004 - 2005
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2003
Orange County Bar Association2001-20022001 - 2002
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2000 - 2001
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1999 - 2000
North Justice Center-Quasi Indigent PanelMember1999 - 2006
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2000
Central Court Quasi Indigent PanelMember1999 - 2006
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1998 - 1999
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1998 - 1999
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1997 - 1998
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1997 - 1998
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1996 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. CHFound Not Guilty At Trial
People v. SRCase Dismissed
People v. AMReduced to Misdemeanor on Count 1, NOT GUILTY after trial on Count 2.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Blog-Law Offices of William W. BruzzoChanges in the Law Make It Easier Then Ever to get a Domestic Violence Case Dismissed2015
Blog- Law Offices of William W. BruzzoCalifornia Law Will Allow Video Taping of Police2015
Los Angeles Daily JournalBowe Berdahl Has Been Punished Enough Already2015
Orange County RegisterMan Cleared in Assault Case2012
Blog of Law Offices of William W. BruzzoFormer Military Attorney Will Bruzzo Gets Two Positive Urinalyses Dismissed2012
Long Beach Press-TelegramLong Beach Teen Gets Three Years Probation2010
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo, BlogSex Registrants No Longer Register with Certificate of Rehabilitation2010
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Dayton School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of RochesterPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mock Trial Presentation Whittier Law SchoolMock Trial Presentation2015
Mock Trial Presentation- Whitter Law SchoolMock Trial Presentation2014
Mock Trial Presentation- Whittier Law SchoolMock Trial Presentation2013
Monthly Meeting West Orange County Bar AssociatinMilitary Law2012
Mock Trial Presentation-Whittier Law SchoolMock Trial Presentation2012
Whittier Law School Mock Trial PresentationMock Trial Presentation2011
Presentation for new lawyers, Chapman Law SchoolBeing a Criminal Defense Attorney2009