Bruce Hanify was born and raised on the Olympic Peninsula. His father and grandfather both worked for the Olympic National Park from its formative years, beginning in 1938. He is a graduate of Forks High School.
After working in the field of personal injury, Hanify went to work for the Yakima Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in 1988. In 1994 he created the felony appeals unit for that office. He was once hailed by Division Three of the Court of Appeals for arguing 18 felony cases in a four-day session. He was instrumental in guiding several major cases through the appellate process, and was a respected practitioner in the area of constitutional legal issues.
In 2002, Hanify went to work for the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorney’s Association in Olympia, WA. He was charged with writing a statewide DUI TRAINING MANUAL for deputy prosecutors. From 2002 through 2004 he conducted trial training tutorials for deputy prosecutors in Washington state.
Hanify has acted as consultant for numerous small law firms and sole practitioners on matters of trial strategy and constitutional issues. He currently freelances for a number of law firms on serious felonies.