Bruce Robert Brandlin Esq.


21515 Hawthorne Blvd., Suite 820
Torrance, California

Bruce R. Brandlin has been licensed to practice law in California since 1979 and holds an AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale Hubbell. Before practicing law, Bruce worked in the grocery business for Super A Foods, Inc. and K. V. Mart Co. for twelve years His law practice from 1979 to 1995 included plaintiff’s personal injury, probate, business, civil litigation and employment law. Bruce and his younger brother Brian practiced law together under the firm name of Brandlin and Brandlin in Torrance from 1987 to 1995. In 1995, Bruce took a job as Sr. Vice President/General Counsel with his former employer, K. V. Mart Co. for the past twenty years. As General Counsel, he was responsible for all legal matters of the company, including premises liability self-insured defense, employment law defense, safety and risk management, governmental compliance, workers’ compensation, marketing of all insurance, landlord-tenant, business, contracts, civil litigation and real estate. Bruce has investigated and handled thousands of customer claims, and employee accidents, while being the attorney of record for more than four hundred litigated cases. Bruce was a member of the Board of Directors for California Grocers Association for eight years, where he served the interests of his company and other grocers with State legislators in Sacramento. After his youngest son Chris passed the BAR in 2011, Bruce and Chris both decided they would fulfill a family dream of practicing law with other Brandlins. That dream came true when Bruce and Chris joined Burkley Brandlin Swatik & Keesey LLP on January 1, 2013. Bruce has served as counsel and attorney for other independent grocers, including Super A Foods and Big Saver Foods. Bruce is Vice President/Corporate Counsel for Northgate Gonzalez, LLC where he is in charge of Risk Management and regulatory compliance.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • California and U. S. District Court – 1979


  • Northrop University School of Law, Inglewood, California
    • J.D. – 1978

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • Major: Chemistry