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Anthony Steven Bruning Jr.

Class action Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   4 reviews

also known as A.J. Bruning

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 16 years
    Missouri - MO 16 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2008
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2007
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Anthony

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I was born and raised to represent individuals who have been needlessly injured. I mean that literally. At a young age my father would tell me about the clients he was representing. I would meet them and take pride in their admiration of my father. I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer and represent clients that needed my help. I was an athlete in high school playing both football and track. I then went to undergrad at the University of Missouri where I could enjoy my passion for Mizzou sports up close.  After obtaining my degree in Business Administration I went to St. Louis University for Law School. I knew I wanted to be in court so after law school I obtained a job working at the Circuit Attorney’s Office in the City of St. Louis.   It was at the Circuit Attorney’s Office that I was able to hone my trial skills while representing victims of crime. At the Circuit Attorney’s Office, I tried over 50 cases starting with simple assaults and then eventually murder cases. I presided over the Grand Jury and was head of the Bomb and Arson unit. In 2011, I was honored with the Circuit Attorney “Trial Star” for winning every jury trial I tried that year. After 4 years at the Circuit Attorney’s Office, I was offered a job at Leritz, Plunkert & Bruning. Now I represent individuals in Missouri and Illinois in all types of personal injury matters. In my short time here I have obtained a judgment for $2.5 million and settled a large class action lawsuit for a confidential amount. Super Lawyers Magazine has distinguished me a Rising Star in the field of product liability litigation. I try to give back to community when I can.  I started the Downtown Neighborhood Watch Group and raise money for Multiple Sclerosis.  I have been named National Multiple Sclerosis Corporate Achiever for my fund raising efforts. I love the city of St. Louis and support it whenever I can.  Recently I was appointed by Mayor Francis Slay to serve on the Advisory Board for the Gateway Mall. I am married to my lovely wife Lauren and we have a beautiful young daughter Mia. I would be happy to represent you.

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The Bruning Law Firm.
555 Washington Ave
Saint Louis, MO, 63101-1249


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Posted by Alec | April 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Personal claim settled in a quick, easy, and professional manner
I hired A.J Bruning to assist me on my case. I couldn't have asked for a better experience throughout the entire process. A.J worked really hard, kept me up to date throughout, made it very easy for me, and in the end, got me a great settlement on my claim. An overall excellent experience and I would highly recommend the professional and knowledgeable team at The Bruning Law Firm for legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend AJ Bruning
I am so glad I used AJ Bruning to settle and resolve a traffic accident I was involved in. The accident was clearly the other person's fault, who even admitted it. But to get the matter resolved and to get a fair compensation for my injuries I had sustained, I needed professional help. AJ is just that, very professional. He knew exactly what to do, kept me very informed throughout the process. I would highly recommend anyone with a personal injury, medical claim, or property damage to retain AJ for his services. Thanks to him I feel I got a fair resolution to the matter and rest assured it was handled properly.
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Posted by David | June 18, 2015
Best experience that I have ever had with an Attorney!
If you are looking for the best attorney to get you results, look no further! Anthony Bruning has helped me with several cases and I love working with him. He is down to earth and an absolute pleasure to work with. His integrity says it all. I have worked with many attorneys and the fact that he knows all the potential outcomes prior to our cases and is able to explain them to me and counsel me on each makes all the difference. I do not know of any attorneys that are as honest, trustworthy and hardworking as he is. I have worked with over 20 attorneys in my life and once I found Anthony I will never seek another as he is, by far, the best in town! I AM SO HAPPY TO HAVE MET ANTHONY! Don't take it from me, call him up and you will understand how I feel for yourself the moment you meet him. A+ for his professionalism, integrity, work ethic, and most importantly trustworthiness. I can't say enough how great of an attorney he is and how much he has helped me with so many things along the way!
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Posted by Timothy | June 16, 2015
Excellent Young Determined Lawyer
I was recommended Anthony as my lawyer and was not disappointed. I was a little nervous about his young age, but he was always quick to respond, kept me well informed, and did a very good job to get me the settlement I deserved.


  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Leritz, Plunkert & Bruning, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Member
  • The Bruning Law Firm
  • 1900 - Present
  • Prosecutor
  • St. Louis City Circuit Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2012


  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Missouri
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2004
  • St. Louis University for Law School
  • JD
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bobbitt v. Crown Mart 7
  • Settlement


  • Gateway Mall Advisory Board
  • Advisor
  • 2011 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • President Elect - Trial Section
  • 2015 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2014
  • Trial Star
  • St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office
  • 2012
  • Corporate Achiever
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
Endorse Anthony
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have a personal injury claim, you should hire Anthony to represent you. He is a great attorney who is known to obtain great results for his clients. As a former St. Louis City prosecutor, he a great reputation as a trial attorney. He will not hesitate to push a case to trial in order to maximize the return for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Anthony as a top personal injury attorney in the St. Louis area."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You won't find an attorney who works harder than Anthony. His success is largely a result of his preparedness and his heartfelt desire to help his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Friend
"Anthony Bruning Jr., is an incredible lawyer. He is constantly working as hard as possible to ensure his clients receive full compensation for their harms and losses. As a trial lawyer, Anthony continues to help injury victims stand up to the tactics of the insurance industry. I highly recommend Anthony as an injury lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Saint Louis Class action Lawyer Anthony Steven Bruning Jr.
Anthony Steven Bruning Jr.
Class action Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 16 years