Congratulations to Bruce A. Truex, Senior Partner and Co-Managing Partner at Secrest Wardle’s Troy location, on being named to Michigan Lawyers Weekly’s inaugural listing of “Michigan’s Go To Business Lawyers!” The 20 outstanding business lawyers were selected by their peers as leading lawyers across the state in the field of business law.

The honorees were profiled in a special supplement of Michigan Lawyers Weekly on December 28, 2020. Secrest Wardle extends congratulations to all “Michigan’s Go To Business Lawyers” honorees! To view the full list, please visit

For over 30 years, Bruce A. Truex has provided exceptional legal expertise to businesses across Michigan on a wide range of commercial issues. Mr. Truex possesses vast experience in state and federal courts. He has successfully handled claims involving Uniform Commercial Code, contract disputes, sales commission, warranty, Consumer Protection Act, and commercial construction. Hundreds of businesses have benefitted from his abilities, inside and outside the courtroom. Mr. Truex has been with Secrest Wardle since 1976. He became a Partner in 1984 and a Senior Partner in 1988. He currently serves as President and Co-Managing Partner of the Firm. Mr. Truex is Chair of the Firm’s Commercial and Business Law Practice Group. He is also chair of the Firm’s Employment and Intellectual Property/Advertising Injury Practice Groups and a member of the Firm’s Construction Practice Group.

From 2018 to the present, Mr. Truex has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© and for 2021 has been listed in the Insurance Law, Litigation – Insurance, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants categories in Troy, Michigan. He has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for the past 18 years. Mr. Truex was named to Super Lawyers Magazine’s list of Michigan Super Lawyers in 2006, 2007, and 2009 through the present. He was also named to dbusiness Magazine’s list of Top Lawyers in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and in 2020 in the Environmental Litigation category. Additionally, Mr. Truex was named to the list of Leading LawyersSM in 2017. Mr. Truex is also an active member of the Council on Litigation Management.

Mr. Truex earned his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School (cum laude) and received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University, majoring in Personnel Management (cum laude, Omicron Delta Kappa). He also graduated from the Insurance Counsel Trial Academy. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan, United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, Eastern District of Wisconsin, and United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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