Bruce Carlson is from Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania — all of his immediate family is from Pittsburgh’s East End. Bruce graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in political philosophy. He remained at the University of Pittsburgh for law school, where he earned his J.D. in 1989. Bruce served as the Executive Editor of the Journal of Law and Commerce while at Pitt Law.
After his second year of law school, Bruce was a summer associate at one of Pittsburgh’s largest law firms. He accepted an offer of full time employment from this firm and upon graduation from law school he worked as an associate attorney in the firm’s litigation department for approximately four years, where he represented large institutional clients in a broad variety of complex litigation. While these foundational years in “big law” provided valuable training and an introduction to the types of cases that Bruce continues to work on today, he never felt completely comfortable representing large institutional clients — particularly when the other party in the case was an individual consumer, employee or just an ordinary citizen.
In 1994, Bruce had the opportunity to move to a firm that did… Read More