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Bruce Alan Kilday

Civil rights Attorney at Sacramento, CA

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  • Licensed for 48 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1975
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Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    Defense of public entities and public employees, including peace officers and school officials, in state and federal courts,

    43 years

  2. Litigation
    Defense of Dangerous Condition cases, auto accidents, education torts, etc.

    48 years

  3. Employment and labor
    Defense of wrongful termination, gender discrimination, and harassment cases in state and federal courts.

    38 years

   After almost 5 years in the DA's office, I went into private practice and began representing peace officers.  I've handled cases and trials in state and federal courts on almost every imaginable theory involving law enforcement, including shootings, false arrests and excessive force.  I've taught about the law pertaining to the use of force in the Officer Involved Shooting course for P.O.S.T. since 1995.

   I also represent public entitles and schools in a broad range of civil matters, including dangerous conditions fo public property, auto accidents and a wide variety of torts.  I have taught the CEB course on Depositions since 1983, and have the benefit of a wonderful group of lawyers and support staff.

   I have been married to Sue for 35 years and am the very proud father of Elisabeth and Patrick.  We all hiked the Inca Trail into Machu Picchu in June, 2011.

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Angelo, Kilday & Kilduff
601 University Avenue Suite 150
Sacramento, CA, 95825

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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Angelo, Kilday & Kilduff
  • 1997 - Present
  • civil litigator - associate then Partner
  • Bolling, Walter & Gawthrop
  • 1980 - 1997
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Sacramento District Attorney's Office
  • 1975 - 1980


  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1975
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gutierrez v. Yolo Co.
  • Unanimous defense verdict in federal court
  • Westfall v. Citrus Hts.
  • Defense judgment on all claims
  • Hocking & Hazzaa v. Roseville
  • Unanimous defense verdict in federal court


  • ABOTA-American Board of Trial Advocates, CAL-ABOTA
  • Associate
  • 2010 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Master
  • 1991 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Civil Rights and First Amendment
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Civil Rights & First Amendment
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • guest speaker in Judge Shubb's class
  • Civil Rights litigation
  • 2013
  • day long seminar
  • Police Liability in California
  • 2013
  • Officer Involved Shooting Course
  • Law Pertaining to Use of Force
  • 2012
  • Preparing for, Taking & Using Depositions
  • Depositions
  • 1983
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Sacramento Civil rights Lawyer Bruce Alan Kilday
Bruce Alan Kilday
Civil rights Attorney
Sacramento, CA
Licensed for 48 years