Bruce Braley

Bruce Braley

Bruce Braley

Bruce Braley is an American politician and attorney who served as the U.S. Representative for Iowa’s 1st Congressional District from 2007 to 2014. Bruce is starting a new life chapter here in Colorado and has been a partner with Leventhal & Puga since March of 2015. Bruce enjoys being involved in the community and particularly enjoys time with his wife and three adult children.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • President of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • President of the Iowa Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)
  • Chair-Elect of the Professional Negligence Section of ATLA
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group
  • Trucking Litigation Group
  • Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • President of the Black Hawk County Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association Committee on Specialization
  • Appointed to Rules of Professional Conduct Drafting Committee and the Commission on Planning for the 21st Century by the Iowa Supreme Court
  • Appointed to Governor’s Task Force to Protect Iowans’ Consumer Privacy
  • Appointed to the Federal Practice Committee for the Northern District of Iowa


University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1983; Iowa State University, B.A., 1980

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Iowa Legal Aid Board of Directors
  • Offered free legal services through the Volunteer Lawyers Project to low-income Iowans


  • Named a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the National College of Advocacy and the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Awards from the state and local trial lawyer associations in Iowa, New York, Philadelphia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
  • Awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws at his Commencement Address at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa
  • Honored by the Truck Safety Coalition
  • Honored by the New Lawyers Division of the American Association for Justice
  • Commencement Address at his alma mater, the University of Iowa College of Law
  • Cedar Valley Mayor’s Volunteer Performance Award
  • Couple of the Year by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa