Bruce S Ross

Consulting Counsel
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Bruce Ross is a consulting counsel in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles office and past chair of the firm's national Private Wealth Services Dispute Resolution Team. Mr. Ross is a nationally recognized trial lawyer with more than 40 years of experience litigating trust, estate, and conservatorship matters.

Mr. Ross has appeared pro hac vice in several states to handle such litigation and has consulted with colleagues overseas on cases involving international succession matters, including, in particular, Switzerland, Israel, Nicaragua, Greece and Australia. He is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law (California Board of Legal Specialization). Mr. Ross is a consultant to, and expert witness for, plaintiffs and defense attorneys, accountants, and malpractice insurance carriers in the areas of estate planning, probate, fiduciary litigation, and professional responsibility.

Quoted Articles

  • ABC's Good Morning America, "Mickey Rooney to Take Stand Against Elder Abuse," March 2, 2011
  • Metropolitan News-Enterprise, "Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Anna Nicole Smith Case," September 29, 2010

Honors & Awards

  • Chambers High Net Worth guide, Private Wealth Disputes: California, 2018
  • Chambers High Net Worth guide, Private Wealth Disputes: USA, 2017, 2018 
  • Chambers High Net Worth guide, Private Wealth Law: USA, 2016
  • Chambers High Net Worth guide, Private Wealth Law: Southern California, 2016-2017 
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Litigation - Trusts and Estates, 1993-2019; Non-Profit/Charities Law, 2013-2019
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Wealth Management: Western Region, 2008-2014; Wealth Management: Litigation Specialists, 2015, 2016 
  • Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2004-2018
  • The Best of the Best USA, Trusts and Estates, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2018
  • Who's Who in Law, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2009
  • Chambers USA – Ranked #1 in Wealth Management: Western Region - National
  • Top 100 Attorney, Worth Magazine, 2006, 2007


  • American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, Commissioner
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Past President, 2006, 2007, Regent Emeritus
  • California Board of Legal Specialization, Certified Specialist, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law
  • International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, Academician and Past Executive Council