Bruce Hamilton is the senior staff attorney of the ACLU Foundation of Louisiana, which he joined on November 1, 2016. Before joining the ACLU, he worked as a commercial defense attorney, practicing primarily in the areas of insurance and products liability while also actively assisting pro bono clients. He served as a law clerk for former Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine D. “Kitty” Kimball for a year.
He received his juris doctor and graduate diploma in civil law from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He graduated magna cum laude, was a member of the Order of the Coif, and served as an associate on the Louisiana Law Review. A former journalist, he worked at The Times-Picayune for five years as a copy editor and reporter. A native of Maryland, he moved to New Orleans in 2002 and has called it home since then.