Bruce R. Durkee is licensed both as an attorney and as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Bruce is also a Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. ?Bruce graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Whittier Law School -- finishing in the top 10% of his class. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Accounting from Vanguard University of Southern California, graduating cum laude. Prior to becoming an attorney, Bruce owned a CPA firm in Palm Desert, California, and previously held positions at Maryanov, Madsen, Gordon & Campbell, in Palm Springs, California, and Kushner, Smith, Joanou & Gregson, in Irvine, California. Bruce began his legal career in private practice in Laguna Hills, California. Subsequently, Bruce served as Chief Legal Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Senior Vice President for a $2.3 billion nonprofit organization in Springfield, Missouri. In 2006, Bruce acquired the client files of retiring attorney Nadine Quinn and relocated his office from Indian Wells, CA to its current location in Palm Desert, CA. Shortly thereafter, Bruce added staff and incorporated the practice as The Law Office of Bruce R. Durkee, A Professional Corporation. Bruce's practice areas include Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Business Planning, Tax Law and Nonprofit Law.