Patricia Bruno graduated from City University of New York Law School in 1995, and was admitted to practice Law in California in 1996. She worked in public interest for over 20 years and started her career as a social worker in Family Court in the Bronx, New York, assisting abused women and children find hope and safety. Her years as a social worker in family court led her to law school where she hoped to become a more effective advocate for families in crisis. Ms. Bruno realized this dream and later became the Legal Program Director for Sor Juana Ines Services for Abused Women (a San Mateo-based domestic violence agency). She now continues her work as a dedicated advocate in private practice, and she has expanded her practice to include mediation, collaborative law and estate planning.
Patricia Bruno serves as a Pro Tem judge for San Mateo County's "One Day Divorce Program" and serves as an Attorney Arbitrator for the California State Bar Association Fee Arbitration Program. Patricia Bruno is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Mateo County Bar Association, Collaborative Practice of San Mateo County, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and is a former Vice-President of the Peninsula La Raza Lawyers Association. Patricia Bruno is a certified mediator and earned her certification at UC Berkeley. She is a mediator for the San Mateo Superior Court On-site ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) panel.