Bruce D. Tingey was born in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1963. He attended University of Nevada at Las Vegas and Brigham Young University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1988. He also attended California Western School of Law, where he received a Juris Doctorate degree in 1991. He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1991 and the State Bar of Nevada in 1993. Bruce is a member of the Clark County Bar Association, the Nevada Law Foundation, and the Nevada Justice Association.