Ms. Bruno has successfully represented clients and litigated claims as both plaintiff and defense counsel. Her diverse practice areas include: insurance law and coverage; catastrophic injury litigation; premise liability; medical malpractice; professional liability; transportation and trucking litigation; and products liability.
As defense counsel, Ms. Bruno has extensive experience defending hospitals, physicians, and other health care providers throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She successfully represents clients and litigates claims in all areas of medical and dental malpractice, medical staff privileging, and regulatory appeals. Her in-depth understanding of the health care industry and the unique operational issues facing providers allows her to assist clients in establishing effective risk prevention and liability reduction programs designed to avoid future litigation.
She also represents interstate trucking companies and their drivers in matters involving toxic torts and catastrophic injury accidents. She has in-depth knowledge of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and frequently advises clients on compliance issues, safety and training programs, and liability prevention. Ms. Bruno has further experience working with the most knowledgeable experts in the trucking industry, from accident reconstructionists to biomechanics, in order to ensure minimal exposure at trial.
As plaintiff's counsel, Ms. Bruno, along with the collaborative efforts of co-counsel, consistently achieved favorable results for clients including, but not limited to the following: $3 million for a wrongful death caused by a medullary hemorrhage following labor and delivery; $2 million for a birth injury resulting in cerebral palsy; and $100,500 for a severe eye injury caused by a defective contact lens product.
Ms. Bruno earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Widener University School of Law in 2004. While at Widener, she received the distinguished Dean's Academic Achievement Award for Appellate Practice and Procedure. In 2006, she earned an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law and was named Most Congenial Attorney by her peers. In 2006, Ms. Bruno went on to receive an M.B.A. with honors from Saint Josephs University Haub School of Business.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Bruno enjoyed a distinguished career as a police officer in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In 1996, she was honored by the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives as Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. She was also named Criminal Investigator of the Year by the Douglass Montgomery Township Police Department in 1998.
In addition to the practice of law, Ms. Bruno serves as an Adjunct Professor at Temple University, Department of Criminal Justice, where she teaches Critical Issues in Law Enforcement.
Bar and Court Admissions:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
State of New Jersey
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
American Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Publications / Presentations:
"Insight into Products Liability." South Eastern Pennsylvania Claims Association, Oct. 2006: 7-8.
Promoting Patient Safety & Decreasing Liability Exposure During Labor and Delivery. Main Line Health Systems and Riddle Memorial Hospital, Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oct. 2007.