Bruce Mount, Extraordinary Young Alumnus
Bruce A. Mount, Jr. is a homegrown Central Floridian who is giving back to his community. Mount was born and raised in historic Eatonville, Florida, and attended Edgewater High School in College Park. Prior to law school, Mount attended Saint Augustine’s College (now Saint Augustine’s University) in Raleigh, N.C., where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. This year Mount was recognized at his law school alma mater, Florida A&M University College of Law, at its Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony as an “Extraordinary Young Alumnus.
During his time at the College of Law, Mount worked for Florida’s Attorney General’s Office as an intern in the Cybercrimes unit. He also worked for the Orange County School Board as a legal intern, and with the 9th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office as a certified legal intern, where he tried his first jury trial.
Mount founded the law firm of Stuart, Mount & Boylston, PA., with partners, Jacob Stuart, Jr. and Benjamin Boylston. The firm’s motto is “Raised to Protect” and Mount is doing just that with his support of his law school alma mater. Mount secured a $50,000 grant to provide legal services for indigent clients and trained six Florida A&M University College of Law grads to help those in need. He is an attorney with experience in juvenile, county, and circuit court criminal cases.
In addition to his work in the courts of law, Mount is very active as an advocate in the community. He serves on Orange County Teen Court advisory board, Paul C. Perkins Bar Association Leadership team, and has served as President of the Virgil Hawkins Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association.