Bruce M. Kaufman

Attorney Bruce M Kaufman

Bruce M. Kaufman

Encino, California
(818) 788-5767

For over 50 years, Bruce Kaufman's practice has been primarily devoted to the defense of criminal matters, including, but not limited to, narcotics violations, spousal abuse, robbery, burglary, auto theft, driving under the influence, and white collar crimes. He has extensive experience in defending persons charged with workplace theft and embezzlement crimes and routinely lectures and provides advice to his firm’s business clients on procedures relating to employee dishonesty. Bruce is well known by the prosecution and the bench as a person dedicated to the representation of his clients.

Areas of Practice

  • DUI
  • DMV hearings and appeals
  • Drug offenses
  • Domestic violence
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Welfare fraud
  • Solicitation
  • Theft crimes
  • Security clearances

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1965
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1964
  • California State University, Los Angeles, California - 1960

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Since 1974
  • Southern California “Super Lawyer” Since 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Fernando Valley Criminal Bar Association, Past President
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Past Trustee
  • Los Angeles County Bar Judicial Appointments Committee, Past Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Judicial Election Committee, Past Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Former Prosecutor