Bruce McKenna has nearly 40 years of legal experience representing a diverse client base in many areas of disputes. Bruce’s practice is primarily devoted to insurance defense in the context of professional errors and omissions, director’s and officer’s liability, construction defect, commercial general liability claims, employment discrimination, and complex commercial litigation, including class action defense. Bruce has tried cases in state and federal courts, arbitration proceedings under collective bargaining agreements, and before agency licensure and disciplinary boards. During his career, Bruce has been involved in numerous appeals in state and federal courts across the country. Bruce’s practice has also involved the preparation of insurance coverage opinions.
Bruce has participated in presenting continuing education seminars for claims handlers and counsel in the areas of health law, errors and omissions defense, and catastrophic litigation defense. Bruce has been “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell for 28 years and is included in the “Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.” Bruce has been included in “The Best Lawyers in America,” considered by many to be the nation’s premier objective peer reviewed publication, for 9 consecutive years starting in 2012, including the new 2019 award. In addition, Bruce has been included in the Oklahoma “Super Lawyers” magazine for 14 consecutive years, 2007–2020, an award given only to the state’s top 5% attorneys. He is included in Strathmore’s “Who’s Who - Worldwide” and Continental’s “Who’s Who.” He has been on the editorial board of The Federal Lawyer, the magazine of the Federal Bar Association, since 2008 and has served as Senior Proofs Editor of that magazine with the responsibility of performing the final editorial review of the entirety of the monthly publication. Bruce has been a member of and served on the editorial board for the University of Tulsa Alumni Association Magazine. Until it was disbanded, Bruce served as a member of the American Bar Association Advisory Committee and served on the Tulsa County, Oklahoma, ethics committee until its responsibilities were subsumed into the Oklahoma Bar Association’s disciplinary board.
Long Island University, B.A., 1977 (magna cum laude)
University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D. 1980 (with honors)