Mike Bruno was born in a U.S. Army Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany. Following his father's discharge from the Army, he and his parents returned to their hometown of Toledo. Mike graduated from Sylvania High School in 1975 and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Ohio University in 1979. Mike worked his way through law school as a bailiff for Lucas County Common Pleas Judge George M. Glasser.
After graduation from The University of Toledo Law School in 1983, Mike became employed as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the adult felony division of the Lucas County Prosecutor's office. From 1983 to 1989 Mike prosecuted hundreds of cases including two death penalty murder trials. Since 1989, Mike has almost exclusively handled personal injury and insurance matters. All told, he has tried more than 100 jury trials throughout northwest Ohio, including a recovery of $1.25 million against a trucking company for a client seriously injured at a truck stop.
Mike's Dog AlfieMike is a member of the Toledo Bar Association and the Ohio Association for Justice. He has attained Board Certification as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has an AV rating through Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible peer-review rating. He is a member of The American Trial Lawyers Association, having been selected a Top 100 Trial Lawyer for 2012.
Mike has also received a 10.0 "Superb" rating from the Avvo lawyer ranking system. Avvo is one of the leading websites that provides information about lawyers to consumers. His Avvo profile also provides more information on some of his other awards and recognitions.
Mike and his wife live in Sylvania, Ohio, and have three sons. Mike is a past president of the Italian American Sports Club. He enjoys reading, racquet sports, playing guitar, walking his dog Alfie, and is a lifelong fan of the Detroit Tigers.