In annual surveys conducted by Martindale-Hubbell, Bruces peers have consistently rated him "AV" the highest rating in both legal skill and ethics.
Bruce has been consistently nominated and elected by his peers as one of Washington’s “Super Lawyers” since 2002, when that award was started.
Bruce is a member of the American Bar Association and its Section on Business Law. He is also a member of the Washington State Bar Association and its Business Law Section, and the Oregon State Bar Association.
Bruce has served on the Washington State Bar Associations Ad Hoc Committee on Third Party Opinion Letters. Bruce is also a past Chairman of the Washington State Bar Associations Standing Committee on Partnerships. In that capacity Bruce helped lead the effort to completely revise and update Washington States partnership laws.