Robert J. Bruening

Robert J. Bruening

Partner since 2013
San Mateo, California

Robert J. Bruening has been practicing law in Northern California since 2002 and joined Viola Law Firm as a Partner in August 2013. Robert has represented clients in matters of marital dissolutions, property disputes, custody, visitation, support, and domestic violence prevention. He has focused on Family Law his entire career and is considered highly skilled in this area.

Robert has also achieved successful results for clients whose cases involved complex property issues and has handled custody disputes, some involving allegations of abuse. His Family Law experience includes cases in both public and private courts.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • California State Courts and Courts of Appeal
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 2000
  • University of California, Davis, California
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2016 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Member