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D. Bruce Poole


  • Family Law
  • Litigation Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trucking Accidents



Bruce Poole, Esq. has been representing clients and trying cases for over 32 years. As the principal attorney and owner of The Poole Law Group, he has been named by The National Trial Lawyers to the Top 100 Civil Trial Attorneys’ List and, in 2017, received a lifetime achievement membership in the America’s Top 100 Attorneys® forum. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, honorary organizations for the top trial lawyers in America, as well as the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the AAJ Trucking Litigation Group, and the National Trial Lawyers and its Trucking Trial Lawyers Association. Twice he has received awards on behalf of severely injured clients that are among the largest ever received in Western Maryland.
Bruce was born and raised in Washington County, Maryland. He received both a B.A. and law degree from Washington and Lee University, where he was co-author of the Best Brief in the Nation and ranked as one of the top fifteen oral advocates in the nation in the 1984 Jessup International Moot Court Competition.
Bruce serves as a member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of Maryland Medical System and serves on the finance and executive committees. He has served as a member on the Governor’s Commission for the Licensing of Video Lottery Terminals. Most recently, he has been asked to serve as a member of the Washington County Bar Bench Committee and also the Maryland Judicial Elections Monitoring Committee.
He served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for twelve years (1987-1999) becoming the youngest member ever to serve as House Majority Leader (1990-1993). In 1990, Bruce was admitted to the Maryland Bar Foundation (an organization dedicated to fostering and maintaining honor and integrity within the profession) and was named Outstanding Young Marylander by the Maryland Jaycees in 1991. Bruce is a former member of the Maryland State Ethics Commission and a past Faculty Member of the Maryland State Bar Association course on Conduct and Professionalism.