At Bruce Childers law we have over 38 years of experience practicing in Pensacola and neighboring communities. We know the law and we know the courts. Our experience provides an advantageous perspective for your criminal defense, family law, and wills and probate issues. We understand that many people may be reluctant to contact a lawyer because they’re worried they won’t be able to afford the fees. You may be tempted to try to handle the legal matter yourself, but that’s often a recipe for a less-than-desirable outcome. When the custody of your children is at stake, or you’ve been accused of a crime, we want you to have access to the quality representation and justice you deserve.
Bruce Childers graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science. In 1983 he received his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law. Upon graduation from law school, he worked for 6 years as an assistant state attorney and the last 4 of those years as a felony prosecutor. In 1989 Bruce worked as an adjunct professor at then-Pensacola Junior College then opened his own law practice in 1990. Over the course of his career, he has practiced in the areas of criminal defense, family law, business law, probate, and guardianship. In 2002 Bruce became a Florida Bar Board Certified Family Law attorney and has achieved distinction as a CV Peer Review Rated attorney, indicating high legal ability and ethical standards. Bruce is a member of the Florida Bar, Florida Bar Board Certified Family Law Attorneys, the Federal Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, a former member of the American Academy of Trial Lawyers, served on the Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Ethics Committee, and as a traffic court hearing officer for both Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. In addition, Bruce was a founding member of Northeast Pensacola Football Park, served as past president and vice president of Washington High School Booster Clubs for football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and basketball. He has served on the Board of Directors of Pensacola Sports, in addition to being co-chairman of the UWF Kick-Off Squad fund-raising committee which helped bring football to the University of West Florida. He continues to be active in promoting the Pensacola community.
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