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University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida, 1974 J.D.; Honors: Cum Laude
Cornell University, 1971; B.A.

R. BRUCE WALLACE graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, Cum Laude, in 1974. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University in 1971. Upon admission to the Bar in 1974, he became an associate with the Miami Florida firm of Taylor, Brion, Buker & Greene, becoming a partner in that firm in 1979, and remaining a partner in that firm until its dissolution in 1995. Bruce started to center his practice in Key West in the early 1990’s and teamed up with David Paul Horan in 2000. Bruce has extensive litigation, trial, and appellate experience in complex business and construction cases as well as product liability and personal injury defense. He has maintained a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating for over 20 years. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, Monroe County Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.

Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1985

Representative Clients:

  • Admiral Insurance Company
  • First State Bank of the Florida Keys
  • General Electric Company
  • Key West Housing Authority
  • Heery International, Inc.
  • Starwood Hotels

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association; Member
  • The Florida Bar; Member
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Phi Alpha Delta

Representative Cases:

  • Default Proof Credit Card System, Inc. v. State Street Bank, 753 F.Supp. 1566 (S.D. Fla. 1990)
  • Calder Race Course, Inc. v. Illinois Union Ins. Co., 714 F.Supp. 1183 (S.D. Fla. 1989)
  • Rainco International, Inc. v. Tranex Corporation, 531 F.Supp. 796 (S.D. Fla. 1982)
  • First Pacific Corp. v. Socedade de Empreen – dimentos, 566 So.2d 3 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)
  • DeMarco v. Publix Supermarkets, Inc., 384 So.2d 1253 (Fla. 1980)