Bruce M. Brusavich

Bruce Brusavich co-founded AGNEWBRUSAVICH when he was 28 years old. Since the firm’s inception, he has represented thousands of individuals and businesses in a variety of areas, including personal injury, insurance bad faith, business litigation, elder abuse, professional malpractice, product liability and wrongful death.

With more than 100 jury trials, clients rely on Mr. Brusavich for sound legal counsel and to protect their rights through every phase of litigation. Due to his extensive knowledge of the law and litigation, he often teaches other attorneys at Continuing Legal Education programs, testifies before the state legislature, and serves as an expert witness in legal malpractice cases.

Mr. Brusavich is the Past President of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and Consumer Attorneys of California, where he led efforts to reform the summary judgment statute, create a two-year statute of limitations, improve the administration of justice, and maintain trial court funding, among other initiatives.


Education

  • Juris Doctorate: Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
  • Bachelor of Arts: California State University, Los Angeles, California
  • Associates Degree: Don Bosco Technical Institute

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers
  • Guidance and Leadership of Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of California Marvin E. Lewis Award
  • Outstanding Accomplishments on Behalf of Consumers, Consumer Attorneys of California Edward I. Pollock Award
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers
  • Southern California Trial Lawyer of the Year, Verdictum Juris
  • Ted Horn Memorial Award, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Ten-Million Dollar Lawyer’s Club
  • The 100 Most Influential Attorneys in the State of California, Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • Top 50 L.A. Lawyers Who Stand Out, Los Angeles Business Journal
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Associates for Justice, Leader’s Forum Member
  • America’s Public Interest Law Firm, Public Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Diplomate Member
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Former President
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Former President
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities, Honorary Board of Governors
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • South Bay Bar Association, Member
  • Western Trial Lawyers Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Judicial Council of California Civil and Small Claims Advisory Committee, Member, 2006-2009, 2009-2012
  • AB 2069 Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct, Member
  • Judicial Council AB 329 Task Force, Member, 2011
  • Los Angeles Superior Court AB 3300/3820 Committee, Member
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Civil Central Improvement Task Force, Member
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Panel, Member
  • Los Angeles Superior Court Panel, Volunteer Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Providence Trinity Care Hospice Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2008-2012
  • 2003 Judicial Council Blue Ribbon Panel of Experts on the Fair and Efficient Administration of Civil Cases, Consultant

Published Works

  • Medical Liens and the Current Status of Howell, Advocate, 2016
  • Mediation: Making your case stand out, Advocate, 2015
  • Reforms in the Compromise of Claims for Minors and Persons with Disabilities, The Journal of the Litigation Section, State Bar of California, Vol. 23, Number 1, 2010
  • Telephonic Appearances in Judicial Proceedings: Getting Closer to Judicial Acceptance, California Litigation, The Journal of the Litigation Section, State Bar of California, Vol. 23, Number 1, 2009
  • Preparing for Cross-Examination at Trial, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum Magazine, November, 2006
  • The Alliance For Better Business Celebrates Its Second Anniversary, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum Magazine, July/August, 2004
  • Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck at Mediation, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum Magazine, January/February, 2004
  • The Gray Davis Administration Comes to a Historic End, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum Magazine, November, 2003
  • Reforming Fast Track and Restoring Civility Between the Bench and Bar, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum Magazine, May, 2003
  • Federal Tort Deform – MICRA for All, Justice for None, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum Magazine, March, 2003
  • A Two-Year Statute of Limitations and Summary Judgment Reform, Consumer Attorneys of California Forum Magazine, October, 2002
  • Proving Economic Damages Without an Economist, Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Advocate, May, 1988