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William J. Bruin Jr.

Real estate Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1984
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About William

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Married to Eva M. Bruin and father of three sons, Patrick, Will and Daniel.

Primary Attorney for numerous commercial, residential and agricultural real estate tax appeals before both the local Boards of Equalization and the Missouri State Tax Commissions.

Represented the State of Missouri in the buyout of 915 separate parcels comprising the disincorporated City of Times Beach, Missouri.

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Posted by Greg | September 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I had the pleasure of working with William Bruin over twenty years. William is exceptionally strong in detail which has been a benefit to our company on more than one occasion. William also has a very calm demeanor that give me comfort when talking to him. William strong sense of organization helped me to always gain the upper-hand in court and win a large majority of my cases. William is a talented attorney who cares a great deal about his clients and his firm.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 295-315 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Danna McKitrick, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Member
  • Devereux Murphy LLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Husch Blackwell LLP
  • 2001 - 2011
  • Shareholder
  • Ziercher & Hocker, P.C.
  • 1983 - 2001
  • Legal Intern
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 1982 - 1983
  • Law Clerk/Legal Intern
  • Missouri Court Of Appeals Eastern District
  • 1981 - 1982
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  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 1983
  • Saint Louis University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Heritage House Redevelopment Corp. vs St. Louis City Assessor
  • Exemption Granted


  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • St. Louis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Disciplinary Committee
  • Member Region X
  • 2000 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Academic Scholarship
  • Saint Louis University
  • 1976
  • Athletic Scholarship (Tennis)
  • Saint Louis University
  • 1976


  • Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook
  • Usury and Truth in Lending Chapter (Assisted)
  • 1985
  • The Missouri Bar Entrepreneurial Law Committee
  • Entrepreneurial Law Handbook
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Real Estate Law
  • 1990

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Real estate Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Friend
"I strongly endorse Bill Bruin. Bill is highly skilled with expertise in numerous transactional areas, especially commercial and residential real estate. Moreover, he is driven to provide his clients with exceptional service and holds himself to the highest ethical standards."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Bill Bruin for his dedication to professional principles, his legal ability, good judgment, integrity, and creativity in representing his clients whether that be in Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Commercial Transactions, or Tax Appeals. Bill is a great lawyer who works for success."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is well known in the St. Louis Legal Community as an expert commercial and residential real estate attorney. I heartily endorse him for his professional and relationship skills and attention to his clients' needs."
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Saint Louis Real estate Lawyer William J. Bruin Jr.
William J. Bruin Jr.
Real estate Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 39 years