Bruce grew up in Lancaster where his father was a philosophy professor at Franklin and Marshall College and his mother worked as a dental hygienist. Following his graduation from Manheim Township high school, Bruce attended Franklin and Marshall College before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated in 1985, summa cum laude and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society. After working at the Veterans Administration Regional Office and Insurance Center in Philadelphia, Bruce went on to law school graduating from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law in 1991.
Following his graduation from law school, Bruce worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Louis J. Farina, who would eventually become the President Judge of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. Bruce then spent the next 8 years working as an assistant district attorney in the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office. While in the D.A.’s office he tried numerous cases to verdict including several felony drug cases. He also argued cases before state and federal appellate courts. And, as head of the Juvenile Division, he litigated a Lancaster County case which upheld the constitutionality of the newly enacted Juvenile Act in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Since 1999, Bruce has continued defending the rights of victims and co-founded The Personal Injury Law Group in 2008 with John H. May. Bruce enjoys spending time with his wife Lisa, 4 daughters, 4 grandsons and their Boston Terrier, Scrappy. For the past 25 years, Bruce has volunteered to participate in the statewide High School Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. For the past 15 years, Bruce has served as a Mock Trial Judge. An avid music fan, Bruce had a radio show on WXPN in Philadelphia for seven years, and played music professionally for approximately 25 years.