For over 35 years, Bruce Udolf has served the American legal system as a white collar criminal trial lawyer.
Upon graduation from Emory Law School in 1979, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Arthur W. Fudger, then as an Assistant District Attorney for the Northeastern Circuit of Georgia before his election as District Attorney in 1982.
In 1987, he joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, working in the appellate, major crimes, and narcotics sections of that office. In 1992, he became Chief of the Public Integrity/Corruption section of that office and served in that capacity for five years before being tapped as Associate Independent Counsel in the Whitewater investigation. This investigation, which focused on alleged activity involving a sitting U.S. President, captured national attention.
During his years at DOJ, Bruce received multiple Outstanding Achievement Awards from the Department, as well as commendations from the United States Customs Service, Office of Internal Affairs, the Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Professional Responsibility, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and, in 1992 and 1994, from the Director of the FBI.
In 1998, Bruce entered private practice, and eventually formed his own firm, Bruce L. Udolf P.A., in 2010. He has written and lectured extensively on numerous topics, including legal ethics and professionalism and has been a frequently sought-after speaker at legal conferences and symposia throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Bruce has received the peer-reviewed rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for over ten years, and was named to the tier one ranking of U.S. News and World Report's Best Lawyer listings in the white collar and non-white collar criminal defense category. For four consecutive years, in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 he was named Lawyer of the Year in the area of Criminal and White Collar Criminal Defense in South Florida by Best Lawyers in America.
In December, 2017, Mr. Udolf achieved an acquittal for his client, a former president of a national South American soccer federation in the so-called “FIFA-gate” case prosecuted in federal district court in Brooklyn.
Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
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The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!