Bruce E. Blumberg

Overview and Experience

Bruce Blumberg is certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the State Bar of Arizona. Of the 18,000 licensed attorneys in Arizona, only about 750 of them have received specialist certification, and only a handful of those are certified in the area of Criminal Law. During his tenure as a defense attorney, Bruce has represented many serious felony matters, including a number of death penalty cases as a Maricopa County Court Appointed Counsel. Bruce has a reputation within the legal community of being an honest, hardworking attorney. He has a passion for his clients and dedicates 100 percent to the defense of any client represented by his firm. Although Bruce has always maintained an emphasis on Criminal Law, he also uses his litigation skills in representing many clients on Family Law matters.

Blumberg & Associates was founded in 1988 and was located (in the Luhrs Tower) just a short drive from the Superior Court, the County Attorney’s Office and the Maricopa County Jail. This close proximity has allowed Bruce to develop relationships that would not have been cultivated from an office anywhere else in the Valley. Bruce attended Michigan State University, graduating in 1976 with a pre-law degree. He was subsequently accepted into Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. After receiving his law degree, Bruce was admitted to the Michigan Bar. While practicing law during the day, he studied at Wayne State University in Detroit, where he earned his master’s of law in taxation.

Bruce’s first taste of Criminal Law came under the tutelage of Edward F. Bell, a former Judge for the Circuit Court of Detroit. Their clientele included high-profile individuals such as Jane Kennedy, Leon Spinks and Don King. During this period, Bruce honed his trial experience against defendants such as Ford Motor Company.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law
Criminal Law – Federal (White Collar Crime)
Custody & Visitation
Divorce
Family Law
DUI/DWI
White Collar Crimes
Grand Jury Proceedings
RICO Act
Criminal Fraud
Drug (Violations)
Federal Offenses
Felonies
Juvenile Crimes
Misdemeanors
Parole & Probation
Sex Offenses
Traffic Violations-Criminal
Child Support
Personal Injury — Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff

Bar Admissions
  • Michigan, 1979
  • Arizona, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1979
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona, 1986
Certified Legal Specialties

State Bar Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of Arizona, 1999-Present

Associations
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Trial Lawyers Association
Education

J.D., Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1979

L.L.M. Master’s of Law, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 1982

Michigan State University, Pre-Law, 1976