Bruce serves as the Co-Chair of Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson and is the founder of the firm's 19-Member Legal Fee Solutions Practice Group. A former prosecutor, Bruce has been providing clients and the legal community with litigation and counseling services for almost three decades. As an active litigator, Bruce’s personal practice consists of high profile, complex commercial, insurance, employment, reinsurance, criminal (white collar crime) and professional liability litigation. Bruce also serves as counsel to a number of Fortune 500 companies. As an adjunct to his professional liability practice, Bruce frequently serves as an attorneys’ fee expert and has testified before numerous state and federal tribunals. Bruce has conducted or supervised more than 300 legal bill review audits involving over $5 billion in legal fees and has testified in deposition and trial on more than a dozen occasions. He has also led and supervised numerous non-fee related corporate and governmental investigative/legal audits involving issues ranging from financial fraud and malfeasance to alleged abuses in governmental hiring. Bruce began his career as a prosecutor in the State's Attorney's Office of Cook County, Illinois as an Assistant State's Attorney.
Bruce was a long standing appointee to the Illinois Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and is currently serving a second term (by appointment of the Governor) to the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board.
The subject of numerous news articles and features stories, Bruce’s practice was recently featured in an issue of The American Lawyer in an article entitled: “Meet Mr. Meckler.”
Admitted to Pracitce:
- Illinois (1981)
- United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar (1983)
- Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson (1994 – Present)
- Phelan, Pope & John (1986 – 1994)
- Pope, Ballard, Shepard & Fowle (1984 – 1986)
- Cook County State’s Attorney (1981 – 1984)