Bruce graduated with Honors from Johns Hopkins University where he played lacrosse and football. He was captain of the football team his senior year. Bruce graduated first in his law school class. He joined Semmes, Bowen & Semmes and became a partner. He left to create a new firm, Goodell, DeVries Leech & Gray. After working there for 13 years, Bruce joined Venable, LLP as a partner. Bruce was President of the Maryland Defense Counsel Association and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He also served on the Boards of the Lawyers for Civil Service and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Bruce has served on civic boards including Roland Park Place and Manna House. He has served several terms as President of First English Evangelical Lutheran Church. In July of 2022, Bruce will celebrate 45 years of marriage with his wife Clare. Together, they have two adult married children, Zach and Jessica and five grandchildren.
Why do you serve on CKc’s board? “To help raise awareness of the disparity in research funding and to support the development of innovative therapies.”
A few Facts Bruce would like you to know
Bruce’s Favorite CKc Story
We Can Do Better
To Chloe Bella’s mom, Nay, it was a time of intense fear. “We didn’t know what to do. We were terrified Chloe Bella would die. We knew treatment would be hard but we had no idea just how brutal it is to watch your child endure that much pain. And there was no other choice. We had to do save her life.”