Bruce Munson’s unique take on legal issues is a product of where he’s been and what he’s done. He’s been a radio personality, a television producer, a cable TV system owner/operator, and he’s participated in the making of laws as a ten year member of the Indiana General Assembly.
HERE’S AN EXAMPLE of how Bruce Munson applies knowledge from his eclectic background to benefit clients:
A cable television technician suffered a serious and permanent hand injury when the ladder he used to access an amplifier slid out from under him. The ladder was resting against the strand (the steel wire that supports coaxial cable), and the strand began to slacken. The tech fell off the ladder as the strand gave way.
The insurance company for the cable construction company offered $0. But Bruce knew from his years of building and operating cable systems that sound construction practice requires a construction crew to make sure the strand is clamped tight at the end of each day’s work.
How did he explain this arcane technical issue to a jury? It wasn’t feasible to take the jury to the site of the mishap, so Bruce brought the problem to the jury. Sort of; he brought a four-foot section of utility pole, containing a typical strand clamp and a section of strand, into the courtroom and, with the help of an expert witness, demonstrated exactly what the construction company’s negligence looked like.
The result: A six-figure verdict for an injured client.
More Facts about Bruce Munson:
Bruce Munson served for 10 years in the Indiana House of Representatives. When he reached his self-imposed term limit and chose not to run for reelection, he found it difficult to stay away from the statehouse. So he stuck around in different capacities, serving as counsel to the speaker of the house and, later, as House parliamentarian.
Bruce Munson served for 10 years in the Indiana House of Representatives. When he reached his self-imposed term limit and chose not to run for reelection, he found it difficult to stay away from the statehouse. So he stuck around in different capacities, serving as counsel to the speaker of the house and, later, as House parliamentarian. His unique perspective on the creation of statutory law helps him deal with the everyday application of the law.
“Laws are like sausages. It’s better not to see them being made..”
–Otto von Bismarck
Bruce Munson was co-holder of U.S. patent number 5,568,928 (“apparatus for use with exercise equipment”)
Bruce Munson was the subject of Tiny Tim’s last political prognostication: told by a Muncie Evening Press reporter about Munson’s race for re-election to the legislature, Tiny Tim said, “I would not bet a million dollars on Mr. Munson. That one is going to be close.” (It was, sort of; Munson won. Tiny Tim died only weeks later)
Bruce Munson is distantly related to Audrey Munson, an early 19th century actress and model who posed for numerous sculptors and whose likeness appears on the “walking liberty” half-dollar, minted from 1916 to 1947.