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About the Firm

Facing criminal charges can be one of life’s most difficult challenges, one that should not be met without a skilled, aggressive and effective advocate. With more than TWENTY YEARS EXPERIENCE practicing criminal law and helping clients retake charge of their lives, the Law Offices of Erik Bruce can help you negotiate today’s complex justice system. We have won jury trials for clients facing life in prison, delivered winning verdicts in DUI cases and successfully defended appellants in the California Courts of Appeal.

Dr. Erik Bruce, JD & PhD

A former Deputy District Attorney with more than twenty years experience, Professor Bruce earned his law degree from the University of San Francisco and his PhD in Legal History from the University of Texas. He has lectured at the University of Texas, Sonoma State University and currently serves on the faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College where he specializes in teaching courses in American history and race in American culture. He has authored articles and a manuscript on civil liberties while delivering presentations advocating on behalf of those persecuted by the government. Supported by state of the art research technology, Bruce has successfully handled more than 4000 cases.

Bruce only handles DUI and criminal defense matters and practices primarily in Sonoma, Marin and surrounding counties.

Admissions and Memberships

  • State Bar of California (1992 – Bar Number 158002)
  • United States Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit (1992)
  • United States District Court (1992)
  • First District Appellate Project Panel