Keith Bruno

Keith Bruno is a trial attorney with a private practice, BRUNO | NALU in Newport Beach, and of counsel at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley.

Keith has tried well over 100 cases, despite being under the age of 40. He has dedicated his life to trying the cases of his clients—ordinary people, often fighting large companies or the government—against extraordinary odds. Despite the overwhelming challenge, Keith wins. Throughout his career, whether his clients are victims of another’s
negligence or are facing criminal charges, countless people have turned to Keith for help in their hour of need. Keith’s achievements in the courtroom have been as diverse and stunning as winning a $40 million verdict side by
side with Nick Rowley in a wrongful death case (Jordan v. TGI Friday’s) and an acquittal in a first- degree murder case (People v. Sosa), and countless wins in between.

A determined trial attorney, Keith began his career by trying eleven civil cases to verdict in his first two years of practice. From there he went to a “trial firm” that was really an insurance defense firm. It disgusted him. He would never represent an insurance company again. Four months later, he quit and joined the public defender’s office. Keith was awarded the Don Sims Orange County Public Defender of the Year Award in 2006, and has been listed as a Super Lawyer since 2009, for his success as a trial lawyer. After nearly a decade in private practice as a criminal defense attorney, Keith seamlessly transferred his skills into a successful plaintiff ’s personal injury trial attorney.Nick Rowley and Keith have tried multiple cases together, and according to Nick, “Keith is among the best of the best.”

Keith received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, majoring in English as well as government and politics. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2002.

You can contact Keith by email at or his cell (310) 745-7811.