• Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 1997, magna cum laude
    Gonzaga Law Review, Associate Editor

  • University of Washington, B.S., Psychology, 1992

Bruce W. Megard, Jr.

President & Managing Director

Bruce is a Washington native and has been with Bennett Bigelow & Leedom since 1999. A long-time Shareholder, Bruce became the firm’s President & Managing Director in 2018.

Bruce’s practice focuses on a number of areas involving the representation of health care providers. His practice includes representing physicians, hospitals, multi-specialty clinics, academic medical centers, nurses, therapists, and other health care providers in professional liability/medical negligence litigation in civil courts and at arbitration, as well as representing health care professionals in licensing and disciplinary actions involving the Washington State Department of Health, and the Medical Quality Assurance Commission. Bruce also represents hospitals in privileging and medical staff matters and provides advice and guidance to hospitals and medical centers regarding their Bylaws and Fair Hearing Plans.MORE

Bruce is licensed to practice law in Washington and Oregon. His experience includes civil jury trials, administrative agency proceedings, and hospital medical staff proceedings. In 2017, Bruce was accepted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Bruce has consistently been named a Washington Super Lawyer since 2013 and was named a Best Lawyer in America in 2021 in the Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Litigation – Health Care sections.

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  • Washington State Bar Association

  • Oregon State Bar Association

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys

  • Defense Research Institute

  • Washington Health Care Risk Management Society

  • American Bar Association

  • ABA Litigation Section Health Law Committee

  • ABA Litigation Trial Practice Committee

  • King County Bar Association