It’s work ethic and a blue-collar upbringing in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, that Bruce brings to every case he handles on behalf of injured people and their families.
“At my father’s funeral, I remember looking at my brothers and sisters and thinking to myself, ‘There’s never been a time when we haven’t had jobs,” he says. “That was my dad’s legacy – the work ethic he gave all of us. He was always working, always trying to get ahead, always trying to provide for his family.”
Born in Allentown, Bruce’s family moved to Dunmore when he was eight. He graduated from Dunmore High School and attended Penn State University where he graduated with honors with a degree in Administration of Justice. After working for a bit of time, he enrolled at Duquesne Law School and upon graduation, began his law career at Dunn and Byrne in Scranton. He then accepted an opportunity with the Philadelphia law firm, Broby and Forceno, where he tried dozens of serious personal injury and product liability cases. In 1989, Bruce and his wife, Carla, decided to move back home and start a family. He was hired with Fine, Wyatt and Carey in Scranton where he handled mostly personal injury defense work.
“My experience as a plaintiff’s lawyer helped me navigate many cases to a successful verdict or settlement for the defense, but I learned that my heart was in plaintiff’s work, representing injured parties,” he says.
In 1992, he joined Powell Law and became a full partner in 2000. Over the years, he has represented hundreds of clients in personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability, worker’s compensation, FELA and other types of cases.
Bruce, an active member of his community, enjoys coaching in the youth basketball league and spending time with his family doing outdoor activities like fishing, skiing, golfing, camping and boating. He and his wife live in the Moscow area with their four children: Alexandra, Sarah, Matthew and Andrew.