Philip Lane Bruner

Philip Bruner

Title: Arbitrator, Mediator and Director of Global Engineering and Construction Panel of Neutrals
Company: JAMS
Location: Stillwater, Minnesota, United States

Philip Lane Bruner, Arbitrator, Mediator and Resolver at JAMS, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in construction and infrastructure law.

Backed by a Bachelor of Arts in history from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University, Mr. Bruner went on to pursue law and achieved a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to spearheading his professional career, he served to the rank of captain and judge advocate with the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam from 1964 to 1967. Upon his return, Mr. Bruner dedicated 17 years to Briggs and Morgan PC as an associate and partner. He then served as a senior partner at Hart & Bruner PA from 1983 to 1990 and as a senior partner and founding head for Faegre Baker Daniels from 1991 to 2007.

In 2008, Mr. Bruner was invited to JAMS, where he continues to notably serve as an arbitrator, mediator, and resolver, specializing in construction, engineering, and infrastructure claims. In addition, he is the director of the global engineering and construction panel of neutrals, which provides innovative and cost-effective dispute resolution services to the U.S. and international construction industry. Mr. Bruner’s experience aggregates billions of dollars of claims and disputes and he has extensive experience in the management of domestic and international arbitration hearings, multi-party mediations, dispute review board proceedings, and other ADR methods. Likewise to his professional endeavors, Mr. Bruner has lectured nationally and internationally, including at the University of Minnesota Law School and William Mitchel Law School.

Mr. Bruner holds membership with the London Court of International Arbitration, Institute of Transnational Arbitration Advisory Board, and International Chamber of Commerce U.S. National Arbitration and ADR Committee. He is a fellow of the American Bar Association, sits on the board of the International Construction Law Association, and is chair of the construction industry advisory board for Thomas Reuters/West Group’s Construction Contract Law Report. Upon his editorial contributions, Mr. Bruner is co-chair of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers and is a member of the editorial advisory board for the International Construction Law Review. Notably, he is co-author of the 12-volume legal treatise, “Bruner and O’Connor on Construction Law,” among others.

Finding great success throughout his illustrious career, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers has named Mr. Bruner to Best Lawyers in America since 2003. In 2011, he was the recipient of the Norman Royce Prize from Britain’s Society of Construction Arbitrators, as well as the Cornerstone Award from the American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law in 2005. For his military service, Mr. Bruner received an Air Force Commendation Medal in 1967. He attributes his success to hard work and happy clients. Looking ahead, Mr. Bruner plans to continue working in his industry and stand by his mantra, “Try to live with personal integrity, trustworthiness, and a series of qualities in the law practice.”

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