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Bruce brings over forty years of experience to KSLN. He concentrates his practice in the areas of Special Education, Special Needs, Estate Planning, Not-for-Profit Corporations, and Health Law. Bruce is the head of the department that advises individuals, their families, and community organizations and employees that serve people with special needs in the Education and Human Services fields.


Bruce has co-authored the treatise on Educating Students with Disabilities: An Analysis of Federal Law (LRP Publications) and Legal Rights of Persons with Disabilities: An Analysis of Federal Law (LRP Publications). He also has been a contributing attorney for the National Disability Law Reporter (LRP Publications) and member of the Board of Advisors of IEP Team Trainer (LRP Publications). Bruce also has extensive experience in the areas of Wills, Estates and Probate Law, including the creation of special needs trusts. He is also widely accomplished in Not-for-Profit Corporation law as both an incorporating attorney and as general counsel for a number of corporations.


Bruce enjoys spending time at his Ontario, Canada home on the shores of Lake Erie during the summer and during long weekends the rest of the year. He also enjoys traveling to Pittsburgh with his wife, Betsy, to visit his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.



  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School

  • B.S., Accounting, State University of New York at Buffalo


  • Citizen of the Year Award, The Buffalo News

  • Special Service Award, Erie County Bar Association

  • Lifetime Membership Award, National Parent/Teacher Association

  • Friend of Children Award, New York School Psychologists Association

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating AV® Preeminent™

  • Included on the New York State Super Lawyers list,       2007 – present

  • Selection, Who’s Who in American Law

  • Selection, Who’s Who in America


  • New York State Bar Association

  • Erie County Bar Association

  • Member, Leadership Buffalo

  • Former Faculty Instructor, School of Law and Jurisprudence, State University of New York at Buffalo

  • Past President, Alexander Graham Bell Association of the Deaf, Inc.

  • Former member, New York State Assembly Task Force on the Disabled

  • Former member, Medical Ethics Review Committee of Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo


  • New York State

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals

  • U.S. District Court – Western District of New York

  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of New York

  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

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