Bruce Coulson Tough, J.D.

Bruce Tough

Attorney at Law

Email: btough@toughlawfirm.net

Phone: 281-681-0808
Fax: 281-681-0809

Areas of Practice

 

Education

  • 1980 Licensed to Practice before Supreme Court of the State of Texas, attorney and counselor at law
  • 1980 University of Houston Law Center, J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 1976 University of Houston, B.S. Psychology, May 1976

 

Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Tax Court

 

Legal Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association (Director 1990)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyer’s Association
  • The Woodlands Bar Association (Director 2006-2009)

 

Other Memberships and Licenses

  • Texas Real Estate Broker since 1982
  • Houston Multiple Listing Service
  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • National Association of School Boards

 

Legal Employment Experience

12/07 – Present
Tough Law Firm, PLLC, 819 Crossbridge Drive, Spring, Texas 77373
• Attorneys
Civil Trial Litigation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Debtor-Creditor and Commercial Litigation, Business, Construction, Family Law, Contract and Tort Litigation, Government, Business Organization and Real Estate transaction representation.
01/04 – 11/07
Law Offices of Bruce C. Tough, 2441 High Timbers, Suite 210, The Woodlands, Texas 77380
Attorneys
Civil Trial Litigation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Debtor-Creditor Litigation, Business, Employment, Construction, Contract and Tort Litigation, Government, Business Organization and Real Estate transaction representation.
6/99 – 12/03
Law Offices of Bruce C. Tough, 122 Tuam, Houston, Texas, 77006
Attorneys
Civil Trial Litigation, Bankruptcy, Debtor-Creditor Litigation, Tort and Personal Injury, Family Law, Business Organization and Litigation and Real Estate Transactions.
1/97 – 6/99
Law Offices of Bruce C. Tough, The Lyric Centre, 440 Louisiana, Suite 200, Houston, Texas 77002
Attorneys
Civil Trial Litigation, Bankruptcy, Debtor-Creditor Litigation, Personal Injury, Family Law, Business Organization and Litigation and Real Estate Transactions.
5/83 – 12/96
Law Offices of Bruce C. Tough, Arena Tower One, Twentieth Floor, 7322 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77074
Attorneys
Civil Trial Litigation, Bankruptcy, Debtor-Creditor Litigation, Personal Injury, Family Law, Business Operations and Litigation and Real Estate Transactions.
3/82 – 4/83
Hartzog Family Restaurants, Inc., 14409 Corner Stone Village Drive, Houston, Texas
• Assistant to the President
Development of a restaurant franchise in Houston and Harris County. Areas of responsibility included site location, real estate acquisition, lease negotiation, and corporate legal representation for Hartzog, Inc. and Hartzog Family Restaurants, Inc.
2/80 – 2/82
Thomson & Elkins, 711 Polk, Suite 1130, Houston, Texas
Attorney
Representation of professional and medical associations, corporations and partnerships. Primary focus in the area of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy.
1/80 – 5/80
Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas
Intern in the District Attorney’s Office
Exposure to all aspects of criminal law with primary focus in the felony district courts.

Personal

  • Marital Status: Married, four children

Honors

  • 2015 Chairman’s Award – The Woodlands Area Chamber
  • 2015 Public Official of the Year – University of Houston
  • 2014 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12024 Appreciation for Support of Military Veterans
  • 2014 Vocational Service Award, Rotary Club of The Woodlands
  • 2010 Small Business of the Year – Lone Star College System
  • 2007 Graduate Business/Civic Executive Leadership Forum-Center for Houston’s Future
  • “Citizen of the Year” – South County Chamber of Commerce – 2006
  • “Hometown Hero” Woodlands, Texas 2004
  • “Persons of the Year” – People Scene – 2004
  • 1998 Graduate Leadership Montgomery County

 

Civic Activities

  • Chairman, South Montgomery County The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce 2009 – 2010
  • Director, Center for Houston’s Future – 2010 – 2015
  • Member, Small Business Development Center Advisory Board, Lone Star College – Montgomery – 2012 – 2015
  • Director, South Montgomery County The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce 2002-2005 (Vice President 2004 – 2005, 2006 – 2009 economic development and legislative affairs).
  • The Woodlands Area Chamber Affiliate Board of Director
  • The Woodlands Area Ex Officio Director
  • President, First Night of the Woodlands 2002-2003
  • Chairman, Governance Process Committee-Woodlands 2002-2005
  • Co-Chairman, Governance Steering Committee 2005-2007
  • Co-Chairman, “The Woodlands Decides” 2007
  • Governance Transition Committee 2007-2009
  • Chairman, Community Associations of the Woodlands Joint Law Enforcement Committee 2003 – 2005
  • Chairman, Community Associations of the Woodlands Joint Legislative Committee 2000 – 2005
  • South Montgomery County Legislative Team 2001-2015
  • Woodlands Area Legislative Day at the Capital and Economic Outlook
  • South Montgomery Day at the Capitol 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
  • Chairman, Economic Outlook Conference 2007-2008
  • Montgomery County Community Justice Council (2005-2008)
  • South Montgomery County Chamber Team Mobility Committee (1999-2000)

 

Elected Offices

  • Chairman, The Woodlands Township – 2010 – 2015
  • Vice Chairman, The Woodlands Township – 2008 – 2010
  • Director, The Woodlands Township- 2008-2015
  • Director, Woodlands Community Association, 1999 –2010 5th term
  • President, Woodlands Community Association, 2000 to 2004
  • President, Woodlands Fire Department, 2000 – 2004, 2006 – 2009
  • Chairman, Woodlands Community Service Corporation, 2000 – 2004, 2006 – 2009
  • Trustee, Conroe Independent School District – 2003-2006, reelected 2006 – 2009

 

Legal Service

  • State Bar of Texas District Office of the Disciplinary Council 4I Grievance Committee, 1999 – 2002, 2002 – 2005
  • Presiding Panel Chair 4I17, 4I18 2003 – 2004

 

Speaking Engagements

  • The Woodlands Area Economic Outlook Conference – State of The Woodlands -2014
  • South Montgomery County Woodlands Chamber of Commerce Leadership Retreat “State of The Woodlands” – July 21, 2002
  • American Business Woman’s Association – August 13, 2002
  • Lions Club of The Woodlands – July 19, 2001
  • Woodlands Rotary “Governance Study” –  May 24, 2002
  • Economic Development Partnership – February 6, 2003
  • Town Center Improvement District – Public Safety Awards Dinner 2005 – 2010
  • The Woodlands Township “Public Safety Awards” 2011-2014
  • Economic Development Partnership – “Governance Issues” – April 26, 2007
  • The Woodlands Decides Speaker – “Township Election Propositions – 2007
  • The Woodlands Rotary – Future Governance – February 14, 2008
  • Lone Star College Montgomery Power Series – Entrepreneurship, November 5, 2014
  • Anadarko Veterans Day November 6, 2014 Luncheon
  • Veterans Day Celebration, The Woodlands Township, November 11, 2014
  • GE Run Through The Woods, November 27, 2014
  • 25th Anniversary College Park The Academy, January 9, 2015
  • State of the Township, MC Hispanic Chamber, January 20, 2015
  • Township, City and County Update, Economic Development Partnership, January 27, 2015
  • CISD Run for a Better Life, February 7, 2015
  • Urban Land Institute Conference, May 14, 2015

 

Charitable Activities & Foundations

  • Montgomery County United Way – Campaign Committee Professional Division Chair 2006-2008
  • Co-Chair – Montgomery County March of Dimes “March for Babies”
  • Chairman, Boy Scouts of America – George Strake District; Nominating Committee – 2005 – 2009 Tall Timbers District – 2009-2012
  • Team Captain and Campaigner, YMCA Partners of Youth Foundation, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Team Captain and Campaigner YMCA Partners of Youth Foundation –2000 – 2003
  • Memorial-Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Advisory Board – 2003-2006, Chairman 2008, 2009
  • Montgomery County United Way – Professional Division Chair