Bruce A. Katzen
Founding Member

"I’m passionate about prevailing in my clients’ cases. I combine that passion and hard work with my background in accounting and finance to provide a winning formula in financial fraud and complex commercial cases."

  • As Chair of Kluger Kaplan’s Trust & Estate’s Litigation Practice Group, Bruce focuses his practice on litigation of probate, trust and guardianship disputes as well as commercial litigation, including corporate matters, securities, accountants’ liability and stockbroker liability and FiNRA arbitrations. He has become particularly recognized for his work in the areas of financial fraud, franchise disputes, probate, trust and guardianship disputes, company purchase and sale disputes, and life insurance coverage disputes.

    Bruce’s early training as a certified public accountant piqued his interest in the complex financial fraud and probate cases that he handles for his clients. Given the technical financial issues in most of his cases, Bruce’s background enables him to more thoroughly understand the issues, more precisely examine witnesses and experts, and more zealously advance his client’s position.

    Bruce is also extremely passionate about his clients and their cases. He immerses himself in each case, carefully considering the facts and issues in order to craft a winning strategy.

    • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Salutatorian, 1984
    • Boston University, B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, 1980
    • Certified Public Accountant
    • Florida, 1984
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1984
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1984
    • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2011 – 2020
    • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report, Commercial Litigation, 2020
    • Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2011-2012
    • Super Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010 – 2019
    • Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2012
    • South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers – Commercial Litigation, Martindale Hubbell Legal Leaders, 2012
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
    • Top Lawyers, South Florida Legal Guide, 2004 – 2005
    • The Best of the Bar, South Florida Business Journal, 2004 – 2005
    • Reid Scholar

     ALK SuperLawyers

    • University of Miami Law Review
    • The Florida Bar
    • The Florida Bar, Federal Rules Committee
    • The Florida Bar, Committee on Relations with CPAs, Former Chair
    • Dade County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Dade County Trial Lawyers Association, Former Director, 1991-1992
    • American Trial Lawyers’ Association
    • United Way
    • Greater Miami Jewish Federation
    • Mount Sinai Medical Center Foundation Young Presidents