C. Bruce Lawrence

Mr. Lawrence heads Boylan Code’s Creditor’s Rights Practice Group. He has over 40 years of experience in the fields of debtor/creditor law, bank and commercial collections, business loan workouts, and bankruptcy.


(585) 232-5300 x256

(585) 238-9056


Practice Areas

Bankruptcy & Restructuring


J.D., Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University (1969)
B.A., University of Rochester (1966)


Bruce is a past chair of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Committee and serves on the New York State Bar’s Bankruptcy Committee.

Long active in the organized Bar, he is a Past President of the Monroe County Bar Association. He was Secretary of the New York State Bar Association, chaired the NYSBA’s President’s Committee on Access to Justice, was a member of that association’s Special Committee on Public Trust and Confidence in the Judicial System. Previously  served in the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, and the NYSBA’s House of Delegates and was Vice President for the 7th Judicial District for 6 years. He is also a past Chair of the New York State Council of Bar Leaders.

He has represented secured creditors, creditors committees, and bankruptcy trustees in such high profile cases as Midtown Plaza, Interco Systems, Bristol Harbor, Valentown Museum, Sykes Datatronics, Marjax, Conlon Industries and Paul Dean. He served for 20 years as a Bankruptcy Trustee in the Western District of NY.

Honors & Achievements

Bruce has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America (1989-2020) for his bankruptcy expertise, named Rochester Lawyer of the Year for Bankruptcy Litigation.  Received the Monroe County Bar’s 2013 Redenbeck Award honoring his Professionalism and Community Service. He is a frequent lecturer for the New York State Bar Association and the Monroe County Bar Association in the fields of bankruptcy and debt collection.