Bruce J. Gitlin
Bruce has spent his 35 year career fighting for the rights of disadvantaged clients. Over the years, Bruce has represented hundreds of clients in a range of matters that, thematically, can be described as the advancement of workers’ civil and personal rights in the workplace.
Bruce's commitment to the defense of rights, through, among other things, securing compensation, has been shaped by his education at the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University.
Furthermore, his dedication to fighting for workers and others who seek justice finds its source in the work of Martin Gitlin - Bruce's father - who championed the rights of individuals through his private law practice that was established in 1950.
Bruce has worked for years, moreover, on behalf of individuals who have been injured outside of the workplace, whether through automobile, premises, products or medical malpractice liability. He has secured millions of dollars for plaintiffs for accidents arising out of wrongs committed by others. Additionally, Bruce has created a practice revolving around the rights of the hard of hearing.
Bruce has served on the Board of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. He is Founder and Past Chair of the Trial Lawyers Group of UJA-Federation New York. He has served on the Committee for Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities at the City Bar Association.
Lastly, Bruce maintains a steadfast dedication to advancing social justice. To achieve his goal of advancing justice, he handles certain matters on a pro bono basis and organizes a network of attorneys who are committed to pro bono publico.
Bruce attended the Industrial & Labor Relations School at Cornell University as an undergraduate, and Fordham University School of Law as a graduate student. While at law school, Bruce was accepted to write for the Fordham Urban Law Journal and created a clinical program in association with a legal services office in East Harlem. Bruce is enrolled, currently, in the Master of Laws program at Fordham Law.