Willig, Williams & Davidson
1845 Walnut Street - 24th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Toll free: (800) 631-1233 / (215) 656-3600


Attorney's Practice Areas

Labor Law - Union Representation

Employment Law - Individual and Class Representation


Bruce M. Ludwig

Best Lawyers Award Badge A partner in Willig, Williams & Davidson’s labor department, Bruce M. Ludwig has been representing unions and working individuals for more than 30 years. He counsels and represents clients in state and federal courts and administrative matters ranging from discrimination and civil rights disputes to pension, retirement, unemployment compensation and wage and hour issues.

Resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office, Bruce is a skilled litigator and strategist who has served as counsel and/or chief negotiator for a diverse array of labor organizations and their members. He represents clients at all levels of state and federal litigation and advocates on their behalf before numerous boards, agencies and commissions, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PaHRC), among others.

Bruce takes pride in protecting the rights of hard-working individuals and the unions that represent them. Though based in Philadelphia, he also offers counsel and support to clients in the Chicago area. In a case involving the State System of Higher Education, he secured the pension rights of state employees before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He also served as counsel in a wage and hour matter that resolved with a $2.2 million settlement for home care workers. In recognition of the interplay of government and workers’ rights, Bruce performed pro bono legal work during the 2000 presidential electoral fight that took place in Florida.

A well-known labor and employment attorney, Bruce has consistently been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine, since 2005.

Bruce is AV® rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell® a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Bruce graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Arts from Yale College and received his law degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1976
  • Yale College, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1973


  • Willig, Williams & Davidson, Partner, 2007-Present
  • Sheller, Ludwig & Badey, Associate, 1977-1990; Partner, 1991-2006

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1976
  • United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1977
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1977
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1986

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1977-Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, 1985-Present
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, 1984-Present
  • Sierra Club, 1979-Present


  • Best Lawyers in America, 2019 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2005-Present

Speaking Engagements

  • "Growing the Union at Penn State University: Issues in Organizing a Residual Unit in the Public Sector,” International Conference of Teamsters Lawyers, Providence, R.I., 2014
  • “The Family and Medical Leave Act,” PPER/LRP, Hershey, Pa., 1993

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