A third generation Pensacolian, 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 was 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.
Contact Bruce by phone at (850) 434-8000 or email to schedule a meeting where he will take the time to learn more about you and discuss your legal requirements.