Bruce J. Hendricks

Practice Areas

  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Business and Contract Litigation
  • Agricultural Dispute Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Probate and Trust Administration, and related matters
  • Landlord – Tenant 


1973 Juris Doctorate
University of San Francisco School of Law
San Francisco, California

1967 Bachelor of Science in Sociology, with a Psychology minor
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah

Experience and Background

Bruce joined the firm in 1973.  His primary practice areas include general civil litigation, especially trust, estate, business, contract, agriculture, construction and real estate disputes. He has successfully represented a wide variety of clients, and has developed a deep understanding of the issues our clients face.  He also assists clients with estate planning and trust and estate administration.

Bruce has served in offices of the Merced County Bar Association, including President. He has been an active member of the North Merced Rotary Club since 1974, serving as president in 1983-84. He has served as Merced County Judge Pro Tem, and additionally as a mediator or arbitrator in numerous matters. He serves as Court-appointed counsel in conservatorship and trust administration matters.

Bruce’s motivating philosophy is to help clients have peace of mind while navigating their way through the difficult process of legal disputes and other legal matters. He strives to put his clients at ease, knowing that they are well-represented in their legal matters. He is dedicated to fully understanding his clients’ problems and their perspective, while aggressively pursuing and protecting their legal rights.


Bruce has served in various community organizations and committees, including founding board member of the Vocation Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) for High School Student vocational activities, and was on the boundary committee when Golden Valley High School was established. He has served as a Scoutmaster and Merit Badge Counselor with the Boy Scouts of America.  Bruce has served in numerous positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including missionary and Bishop.

Memberships & Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • Merced County Bar Association (Past President)
  • North Merced Rotary Club (Past President)
  • Member of the McAuliffe Society (Scholastic Honor Organization) of the University of San Francisco School of Law

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