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About Bruce Maxwell

Bruce 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.

Member Of: The Florida Bar, admitted 2004 State Bar of Georgia, admitted 1988 The United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia Bar The United States District Court, Middle District of Florida Bar 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.


  • University of Illinois

    BA, Political Science
  • Drake University Law School

    Juris Doctorate with Honors