40 Under 40: Kristy L. Bruce ’00

by Andrea Walls on January 16, 2018

KRISTY L. BRUCE ’00

Age 39

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Owner and partner at The Rubinstein Law Firm, LLC (Hamilton, N.J.); recognized by peers as a “Rising Star” with New Jersey Super Lawyers 

How Arcadia Influenced My Path

I chose a law class elective during my senior year based on a professor’s advice. I thought it was just a means to collect needed credits. It turned out to be the path I didn’t know I missed. The law professor assisted me in entering a paralegal program, which eventually led to law school. I entered Arcadia with an eye on physical therapy, and due to the amazing opportunities offered, I found my path in a career I never considered.

Greatest Achievement

Being able to have a work-life balance. I cherish that I have the flexibility of attending my children’s school field trips while also being able to run my own business. It is hard to be a mother and a wife and have a career all at the same time. You are pulled in a lot of directions. You can’t do it all, but there are ways to be very close. I don’t want to look back years later and think that I missed out on anything because work was more important. Work is always going to be there, but your children are only young once.

In Five Years...

Hopefully, I will be looking back with no regrets, enjoying life with two awesome children and a great husband, and cherishing the experiences we had along the way.

I entered Arcadia with an eye on physical therapy, and due to the amazing opportunities offered, I found my path in a career I never considered.

- KRISTY L. BRUCE ’00