Bruce Kapsack

Bruce Kapsack Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Bruce graduated with honors from Plymouth State College in 1984 with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. His Juris Doctorate was awarded to him from Washington College of Law at the American University in 1987.

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Senior Trial Attorney Bruce Kapsack has been practicing exclusively as a Criminal Defense Lawyer for the last 30 years and has represented thousands of people in all types of Criminal cases ranging from DUI to Murder. In 2014, Bruce authored what has become the leading authority on California DUI defense, helping thousands of criminal attorneys get better results for their clients through innovative litigation techniques. 

When not defending clients, Mr. Kapsack writes and teaches other attorneys the keys to successful DUI defense. Mr. Kapsack’s novel developments in science, law, and courtroom technique are frequently used by attorneys across the United States. In fact, virtually every DUI defense attorney in California has been trained by, read the works of, or attended one of Mr. Kapsack’s lectures. His lectures for both the State Bar and for the California Public Defenders are among the best attended and they are videotaped and used for continuing education and training. Mr. Kapsack has been asked to write for DUI and criminal publications in California, where he writes the regular update on California DUI for the Public Defenders, and other states including New York, Nebraska, Ohio and nationally for The Champion magazine.

Currently, Bruce is under contract and almost done with a new nationwide DUI defense book through James Publishing. He is also at work on a new California DUI book for Thomson/West publishing.

Bruce graduated with honors from Plymouth State College in 1984 with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. His Juris Doctorate was awarded to him from Washington College of Law at the American University in 1987 where he not only completed the usual curriculum but also participated in clinical work which led him to argue before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

After graduation, he was hired by the Bronx Legal Aid Society as a public defender where he rose to the level of Senior Trial Attorney in under five years. Until his resignation, Bruce was undefeated in trial which led to respect from judges and fear from prosecutors. Mr. Kapsack maintains his connection with public defenders by writing and lecturing as mentioned above, but also by regularly going to local PD offices to present half day seminars on defending DUI cases.

Mr. Kapsack pioneered many DUI defense strategies currently used by other California attorneys as well as law firms throughout the country.