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Robert A. Bruce

Attorney & Counselor at Law

Mr. Bruce has over 25 years of diverse and unique professional experience. He was admitted to practice law in South Carolina in 1993. During his early legal career, he practiced law with a small firm focusing on personal injury, insurance defense, family law, criminal defense and other civil matters.

Mr. Bruce previously served as a criminal prosecutor for two different prosecution offices prosecuting at the state court level, as well as having served as a municipal court prosecutor. During his days as a prosecutor, he successfully tried cases ranging from DUI to murder.

More recently, Mr. Bruce served as in-house counsel for an insurance company and its affiliated companies, during which time he managed corporate litigation nationally and provided legal counsel and guidance internally. He also served as Director of the Special Investigative Unit. He has significant regulatory compliance and implementation experience in the insurance industry, including anti-money laundering and OFAC. He understands the challenges businesses face day to day with the threat of litigation, seeking to maintain compliance with the various changing laws that impact your business, managing risk, all while seeking to maintain profitability and avoid adverse governmental regulatory action.

Mr. Bruce was appointed by the then Governor of South Carolina and served as a Commissioner on the South Carolina State Ethics Commission. The State Ethics Commission is an agency of South Carolina state government responsible for enforcing the Ethics Reform Act of 1991 by ensuring compliance with the state's laws on financial disclosure, lobbyist principal disclosure and campaign disclosure and other state ethics requirements.

Mr. Bruce now offers his extensive and diverse experience and knowledge to assist you or your business with legal representation within his areas of practice. He focuses on criminal defense, DUI defense, business law & litigation and serious personal injury.

He is an experienced compassionate attorney. He is a tough and aggressive litigator. He considers it an honor and a privilege to be able to serve as your legal advocate and representative. Mr. Bruce zealously represents his clients because he genuinely cares and wants to obtain the best result possible. He enjoys getting to know his clients, understand the matter from the client's perspective, and strives to deliver dedicated client-focused representation seeking the best possible outcome for each client.

Practice Areas 

Criminal Defense:

  • Violent Crimes
  • Drug Offenses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Weapons Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes

Business Law:

  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Contracts & Leases
  • Purchase/Sale of Business
  • Business Legal Counsel
  • Regulatory Compliance 

DUI: 

  • DUI 1st, 2nd & Subsequent
  • Felony DUI Bodily Injury/Death
  • Reckless Homocide

Personal Injury: 

  • Automobile Accidents 
  • Wrongful Death
  • Defective Medical Devices

Education

Mr. Bruce graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with a minor is Sociology. While at Winthrop, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Pi Sigma Alpha, a Political Science Honors Society.

He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina in 1993 with a Juris Doctor degree.

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1993
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina, 1998

Professional Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar 
  • York County Bar 
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • National Top 100 Trial Attorneys.
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