Title: Case Manager
Company: JAMS International
Location: Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
Philip Lane Bruner, Case Manager at JAMS International, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the legal industry.
A renowned figure in his field, Mr. Bruner has been a full-time arbitrator and mediatory with JAMS International since 2008. He also serves JAMS International as the director of the global engineering and construction panel of neutrals. In these positions, he specializes in construction, engineering, and infrastructure claims and disputes arising both domestically and internationally. Prior to these appointments, he was a senior partner of Faegre & Benson, a founding shareholder of Hart and Bruner, P.A., and associate and partner of Briggs and Morgan, P.A. Alongside his vocational endeavors, Mr. Bruner acted as an adjunct professor at the William Mitchell College of Law and the University of Minnesota Law School in the mid-2000s.
Throughout his career, Mr. Bruner has served on a number of boards, including the Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation, where he was a member of the board of directors from 1988 to 1994 and since 2002. He previously served as president of the association from 1988 to 1991 and from 2002 to 2007. In addition, Mr. Bruner held the role of president and member of the board of directors of the Minnesota Church Foundation and as a member of the board of education for Mahtomedi Public Schools 832.
A certified mediator by the International Mediation Institute, Mr. Bruner holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Princeton University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Michigan, and Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University. After obtaining his law degree, he served as captain in the U.S. Air Force for three years. He has been admitted to practice in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
A respected voice in the industry, Mr. Bruner maintains affiliation with several organizations, including as the founding member and former president of the American College of Construction Lawyers. He is also the former chair of the international construction projects committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and has served the American Bar Association in a number of capacities, including as chair of the fidelity and surety law committee, regional chair of the public contract law section, and chair of the international law division of the Forum on Construction Law. Furthermore, Mr. Bruner has remained a member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the International Academy of Construction Lawyers, and the International Bar Association.
In recognition of his exceptional accomplishments, Mr. Bruner has been honored several times for his contributions to the field of law. He was named among the Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans by Minnesota Jaycees in 1975 and he won the Cornerstone Award by the Forum on Construction Law in 2005. Most recently, he was given the Norman Royce Prize by the Society of Construction Arbitrators in 2011. Notably, he has been elected a fellow of such associations as the American College of Construction Lawyers, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, and the American College of Construction Lawyers. He has also been named an honorary fellow of The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, Inc. In celebration of his military service, he was presented with a Decorated Air Force Commendation Medal.
Inspired by his grandfather, Henry Lane Bruner, who was a Marquis Who’s Who listee in Who’s Who in America from 1943 to 1945, Mr. Bruner has been married to Ellen Carole Germann since 1964 and is the father of three children. Looking toward the future, he plans on continuing with dispute resolution and making a contribution to his clients. He has been listed in several editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
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