Bruce Poole, Esq. has been negotiating deals and trying cases for over 31 years. He prides himself on representing clients when it matters most to them. He has been named by The National Trial Lawyers to the Top 100 Civil Trial Attorneys’ List and, in 2017, received a lifetime achievement membership in America's Top 100 Attorneys. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, honorary organizations for the top trial lawyers in America, as well as the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys.
He served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for twelve years (1987-1999) becoming the youngest member ever to serve as House Majority Leader (1990-1993). In 1990, Bruce was admitted to the Maryland Bar Foundation (an organization dedicated to fostering and maintaining honor and integrity within the profession) and was named Outstanding Young Marylander by the Maryland Jaycees in 1991. Bruce is a former member of the Maryland State Ethics Commission and a past Faculty Member of the Maryland State Bar Association course on Conduct and Professionalism.
Currently, Bruce serves as a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Maryland Medical System and serves on the finance and executive committees. He has served as a member on the Governor’s Commission for the Licensing of Video Lottery Terminals. Most recently, he has been asked to serve as a member of the Washington County Bar Bench Committee and also the Maryland Judicial Elections Monitoring Committee.
Bruce has appeared as a witness before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and was an expert witness before the National Tobacco Settlement Arbitration Panel.
- Washington and Lee University School of Law
- J.D. (1985)
- Honors: Co-author of the Best Brief in the Nation and ranked as one of the top fifteen oral advocates in the nation in the 1984 Jessup International Moot Court Competition.
- Washington & Lee University
- B.A. (1981)
- Personal Injury
- Trucking Accidents
- Auto Accidents