Bar Admissions
    • Nebraska
    • U.S. District Court of Nebraska
    • University of Nebraska, B.A.
    • University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D.

    Bruce Smith is a partner with Woods Aitken and has practiced with the firm since January 1999. His practice encompasses all phases of litigation, arbitration and mediation with the vast majority of his time spent on construction and insurance law and the remainder of his time divided between other civil, commercial and personal injury litigation.

    In the area of construction law, in addition to representing clients in litigation, arbitration and mediation, Bruce routinely represents owners, architects and engineers, general contractors and subcontractors in contract negotiations, contract review, and the development of standard form contracts and advises these clients regarding contractual transfer of risk. In the insurance law arena, Bruce focuses on obtaining insurance settlements for individuals and businesses.

    He is frequently involved with in-house presentations to individual construction clients and construction-related organizations on such topics as design liability, payment and performance bonds, lien liability, job site project management, insurance coverage for defective workmanship, critical contract provisions, indemnification agreements, and additional insured agreements. Bruce has also presented some of these topics at CLE seminars for Lorman as well as the Nebraska State Bar Association, and teaches an engineering law class in the Master of Engineering Management program at the University of Nebraska. 

    • Nebraska State Bar Association
    • Omaha Bar Association
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation-Construction, 2018-2024 
    • Distinguished Attorney - American Registry, 2022