Former Congressman Joins Leventhal & Puga

by Tony Flesor


Leventhal & Puga, announced today that Bruce Braley, a former Congressman from Iowa, has moved to Denver to join the firm.

Braley represented the 1st District of Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2007 to 2014.

Prior to that, he practiced law for 23 years with Dutton Braun Staack & Hellman, in Waterloo, Iowa. He is licensed to practice in all trial and appellate courts in the State of Iowa, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. His admission to the Colorado Bar is pending.

Braley has served as president of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association and on the board of governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now the American Association for Justice). As a member of ATLA, he served as chair-elect of the Professional Negligence Section. He was also a member of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group and Attorneys Information Exchange Group.

He was also elected president of the Iowa Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been named a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the National College of Advocacy and the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers. In addition, he has served on the Iowa Supreme Court’s Rules of Professional Conduct Drafting Committee, the Governor’s Task Force to Protect Iowans’ Consumer Privacy and the Federal Practice Committee for the Northern District of Iowa.

Braley graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1983.

Leventhal & Puga also has plans to open an office in Iowa later this year.

“I’m excited to be joining the outstanding team at Leventhal & Puga in Denver,” Braley said. “Jim Leventhal has been a good friend and mentor for many years, and I’m looking forward to helping people seek justice when they have been harmed.”