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Keith J. Bruno

Of Counsel - Trial Lawyer
18201 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1180, Irvine, CA 92612 866.519.3098

Meet Keith

Mr. Bruno’s cases are meticulously prepared and deliberately delivered, focusing jury after jury on the strengths of an expertly organized case. No case has proven too difficult as Mr. Bruno has tried everything from special circumstance murder to massive embezzlement-real estate fraud cases to DUI. For his efforts, he has been selected to the Southern California Superlawyers Rising Stars from 2009 to 2014, and Super Lawyer in 2015.

Mr. Bruno is a member of numerous professional organizations including the National College of DUI Defense Lawyers and NACDL. A graduate of the University of Maryland and the University of San Diego School of Law.

Mr. Bruno practices in all state courts in California and federal courts throughout the United States.

"Keith J. Bruno has established himself as one of California’s premier trial lawyers. Recognized as setting the new standard of excellence in the lost art of trial litigation, Mr. Bruno has amassed a dramatic record of victories in the courtroom and has tried well over 100 cases."

Areas of Practice

  • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense (state and federal)
  • DUI Defense
  • White Collar Defense
  • Criminal Law – Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • Criminal Federal


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    J.D. – 2002

  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    B.A. – 1998
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: Government and Politics
    Major: English

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2002

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Honors & Awards

  • OCPD “Don Simms” Attorney of the Year Award, Winner, 2006
  • Featured on NBC TV’s The Law Firm with famed trial attorney Roy Black
  • Member, Nationally Ranked Mock Trial Team at USD Law
  • Cali Excellence for the Future Award, Winner, USD Law
  • Superlawyers, Rising Stars, 2009 – 2014
  • Superlawyers, 2015

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • The California State Bar Association, Member, 2002
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
  • California Public Defenders Association (CPDA), Member
  • California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), Member
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member
  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), Member
  • American Inns of Court, William P. Gray Inn, Member


  • Theta Chi
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