Bruce A. BendixPartner
Bruce A. Bendix has been trying cases in state and federal courts in New York for 30 years.
Bruce defends a broad range of matters, including premises liability, automobile liability, products liability, municipal liability, toxic exposure, property damage, false arrest, civil rights, Federal Employer’s Liability Act, and Jones Act claims. He has tried to verdict many high exposure cases involving claims of significant injury or death.
Bruce defended the precedent-setting case of Scotto v. Daddario, 235 A.D.2d 470, 652 N.Y.S.2d 311 (2d Dep’t 1997), where the court held that evidence of convictions for driving-while-intoxicated was admissible for impeachment purposes. Other precedent-setting cases that he has defended include:
- Braunstein v. Town of Hempstead, 294 A.D.2d 323, 741 N.Y.S.2d 565 (2d Dep’t 2002) (holding that a catch basin does not fall into the special use exception to the prior notice requirement for a municipality);
- Mazurkiewicz v. New York City Transit Authority, 810 F. Supp. 563 (S.D.N.Y. 1993) (applying the qualified immunity defense in a civil rights false arrest action); and
- Tartaglione v. Shaw’s Express, Inc., 790 F. Supp. 438 (S.D.N.Y. 1992) (holding that truck lessee was not liable for plaintiff’s injuries because the lease was terminated even though the truck contained the lessee’s decals).
A member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Bruce has spoken to insurance carriers on topics including premises liability, automobile liability, and trial practice.
926 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkCourt Admissions
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New YorkBar Affiliations
Nassau County Bar AssociationEducation
St. John’s University, Juris Doctor
Hofstra University, Bachelor of Business Administration