Bruce L. Townley

Bruce L. Townley

Call (248) 643-9530 for an Appointment with Bruce

Areas of Practice

General Civil Litigation; Business Law; Business Formation; Collection; Landlord and Tenant; Real Estate; Land and Title Disputes; Employment Law; Bankruptcy Claims and Adversarial Litigation; Estate Planning; Probate Litigation; Contract Dispute; Criminal, including all felonies and misdemeanors; Drunk Driving; Marijuana Possession or Distribution; Traffic Tickets; Domestic Violence; and Minor in Possession

Court Admission

1992: Admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and all Michigan Courts
1992: Admitted to practice in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
1999: Admitted to practice in U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.


John Brown University, Bachelor of Arts, 1988; University of Detroit School of Law, Juris Doctorate 1992


Past Case Evaluator for Lapeer County
Past Public Defender for Lapeer County
Past Public Defender for Sterling Heights
Case Evaluator for Oakland County


Bruce has lived in Metropolitan Detroit since age 14 and practiced law in the Tri-County area for over 30 years. He has varied practice from Criminal Defense to Civil Litigation to Family Law to Probate. He successfully defended the first State RICO case brought against a gang in Genesee County and has obtained substantial jury awards in civil matters.

Bruce has handled matters in every local court, including the State District Courts, State Circuit Courts, U.S. Federal District Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and U.S. Immigration Court.

Former USSF Referee, Grade 7. Coach for local soccer teams, active in Relay For Life, a runner in area races including The Crim and Detroit Half-marathon, and father of three. An avid supporter of various local theatre groups.

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