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Bruce K. Hust

Bruce K. Hust, Esq., is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Bruce

cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Police Science in 1979. He attended law school at the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and was admitted to practice law in Ohio in 1986. Throughout his extensive legal career, Bruce has demonstrated a profound commitment to justice and public service.

Bruce has spent nearly 40 years working in the Hamilton County court system. Early in his career, Bruce worked as trial counsel for Juvenile and Municipal Divisions of the Hamilton County Public Defender’s office. In full time private practice, Bruce gained experience with the probate civil commitment process, appellate work. Bruce has been appointed serve clients with Municipal misdemeanor cases, Common Pleas felony cases and Common Pleas felony appeals cases.

Furthermore, Bruce served as a Juvenile Court Magistrate before joining the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office. As an assistant prosecutor, Bruce worked in the Children’s Services Division, the Appellate Division, and the Felony Division, where he specialized in Drug Court cases. After a short stint in the security services industry, Bruce has joined Herzner Law to return to his true passion – the representation of clients facing criminal or traffic charges.


  • Licensed for 37 years in Ohio


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University – Juris Doctor (1985)
  • University of Cincinnati – Bachelor of Arts (1979)

Community Involvement

  • Judicial Panelist - Ohio Mock Trial Program (1997-present)
  • Fellow – Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (1998)
  • Chair – Cincinnati Bar Associate Court of Appeals Committee (1996-1998)

Legal Work Experience

  • Attorney – Herzner Law, LLC. (2023 – present)
  • Assistant Prosecutor – Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office (2016 – 2020)
  • Magistrate – Hamilton County Juvenile Court (2015-2016)
  • Attorney – Private practice criminal defense attorney (2000 – 2015)
  • Attorney – Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office (1988 – 2000)
  • Law Clerk – Busald, Funk & Zevely (1983-1987)