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Bruce Maxwell

Biography

Bruce MaxwellBruce is very active in the Jacksonville community, including Host Committee involvement and other partic­i­pation with Florida’s Children First, a program which advocates for the rights of foster children. He has been a Special Olympics sponsor for many years and has much experience with handi­capped children, having raised a daughter with Cerebral Palsy. He frequently attends legal aid community events. He has handled several large pro bono cases over the years, obtaining successful results for his clients. He is also involved in the Jacksonville Bar Association on both the Judicial Relations and Profes­sional committees. Bruce has been a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer licensed by the Coast Guard since 2003. He is able to assist injured workers within the maritime industry. He and his wife, Leigh, are animal lovers and enjoy training their two German Shepherds, Heiki and Genna. They also sponsor the Humane Society with regular donations.

Education

University of Illinois 1985 BA – Political Science
Drake University Law School 1988 Juris Doctorate with Honors

Member of:

The Florida Bar, admitted 2004
State Bar of Georgia, admitted 1988
The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
The United States District Court for the Southern  District of Georgia
The United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
The United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
All Georgia and Florida State Appellate Court Bars
The United States Supreme Court Bar
Jacksonville Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Jacksonville Justice Association
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Atlanta Bar Association
Lawyers Club of Atlanta Atlanta
Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Phi Alpha Delta
Florida Justice Association
U.S. Merchant Marine Officer, licensed by the Coast Guard since 2003
Faculty member of the John Marshall Law School
Chairman of the State of Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Compe­tition (1994), committee member since 1989

Awards & Recognition

AV Rated – Preeminent
Georgia Super Lawyer
Plaintiff’s Personal Injury General 2004 & 2005
Adjunct Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia 1995 to 2003
First Place 1986 and Finalist 1985, C. Edwin Moore Moot Court Compe­tition, Midwest Moot Court Team, Civil Rights Moot Court Team, Chairman, Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Compe­tition Bar Faculty, 1989 to 1994, Chairman 1993.