Christopher Bruce, Esq. is the Policy Counsel for the ACLU of Georgia. A Georgia native, Chris grew up in Stone Mountain. He graduated Cum Laude from Georgia State University and obtained his law degree from the University of Georgia. He previously worked as an insurance defense attorney before he became the Deputy Campaign Manager for Judge Dax Lopez. Before joining the ACLU of Georgia he was the Deputy Political Director for an Atlanta Mayoral Candidate.
As Policy Counsel for the ACLU of Georgia, Bruce has been a leader in the fight for civil rights protections in Georgia. He led a campaign to save voting polling locations in majority black districts in South Atlanta from closing before the 2016 Mayoral election. He was also a leader in the fight against anti-black lives matter legislation, anti-immigrant legislation and a protector of privacy rights. Most recently, h
was pivotal in the fight of keeping out risk assessments which have been shown to be discriminatory to people of color in the governor criminal justice bail reform bill.
He was previously on the Board of Governors of the Red Clay Democrats, Executive Board for Gate City Bar Association, Atlanta Council for Younger Lawyers, and New Leaders Council. Bruce is a member of the LEAD Atlanta 2016 class and a recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Atlanta Award. He has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and been a guest lecturer at many universities such as University of Georgia School of Law and Harvard Law School.