David R. Bruegel

We All Need A Champion

David R. Bruegel

Lawyer since 2013
Location:
Mason, Michigan
Phone:
517-833-4196
517-833-4483
Fax:
517-676-6035
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Lawsuits / Disputes
  • Family
  • General Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Will, trusts
  • Powers of Attorney (Financial and Patient Advocate)
  • Deeds
  • Leases
  • Land Contracts
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Probate
  • Select Criminal Defense
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Elder Law
  • Incompetency/Incapacity Proceedings

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Probate and Estate Planning Certificate, State Bar Association of Michigan, 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1978

Education

  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • J.D. (Juris Doctor) - 1978
    • Honors: National Mock Trial Team
    • Honors: First Recipient, International Barristers Award
    • Major: Law
    • Law Review: Law Review Article, Member
  • Albion College, Albion, Michigan
    • A.B. summa cum laude - 1975
    • Honors: Editor of College Newspaper, Albion Pleiad
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: History

Published Works

  • Laws Affecting Clients, Law Firm Reports, 2014
  • Estate Taxation, Client Newsletters, 2009
  • Succession Planning and Law Developments , Crotty & Smyth Bulletins, 2002
  • Environmental Law , Banking Group Advising, Dickinson Wright, 1998
  • Environmental Law Developments, Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Ann Arbor, 1995
  • Staff Reporter, The Wall Street Journal - Chicago, 1974
  • The Notre Dame Lawyer, Law Review Article, 1976
  • Albion Pleiad, Editor of College Newspaper, 1975

Classes/Seminars

  • National Issues, National conferences and meetings
  • Misc speeches nationally, American Legion Boys' State Programs

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated Preeminent 5.0-5.0, Martindate-Hubbell, 2014 - Present
  • Masters Section, State Bar Association of Michigan, 2013 - Present
  • Lawyer of the year, International Barristers, 1978 - Present
  • Notre Dame Lawyer, Writing published, 1977 - Present
  • State of Michigan Balfour Award, Sigma Chi Fraternity, 1975 - Present
  • Nomination in State, Rhodes Scholarship, 1975 - Present
  • Governmental Achievement, National Academy of Achievement, 1972 - Present
  • President of Boys' Nation, Washington, D.C., American Legion, 1970 - Present
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa, 1975 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar Association of Michigan, Committees, 1978 - 2014
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild, Membership Committee, 2013 - Present
  • Cranbrook Writers Guild, Board Member, 1990 - 1999
  • State Bar Association of Michigan, Grievance Committee, 1980 - 1988
  • State Bar Association of Michigan, Representative Assembly, 1984 - 1988
  • Michigan Chapter, Air and Waste Management Association, Chairman, 1996 - 1998
  • American Bar Association, Vice Chairman, Environmental Committee, 1997 - 1999
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Ann Arbor, Premium Partner, 2001 - Present
  • German Speakers, Ann Arbor, Foreign Language Speaker, 2012 - Present
  • Parents of Children with Mental Illnesses, Counsel and Advisor to Families, 2014 - Present
  • Mason Chamber of Commerce, Business Member, 2014 - Present
  • Ingham County Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Greater Lansing Estate Planning Council, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Gaelic League of Detroit, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Google Business, Premium Member, 2014 - Present
  • Rotary of Mason, 2014 - Present
  • Ingham County Fair, 4-H Auction, 2014 - Present
  • St Casimir Lansing , Law Sponsor, 2014 - Present
  • Dansville Elementary, Sponsor, 2014 - Present
  • St Cornelius-Cyprian Stockbridge, Law Sponsor, 2014 - Present
  • Holt Lion's Club, Annual Golf Outing Sponsor, 2014 - Present
  • Birmingham Art Association, Painter, 1980 - Present
  • Ingham County Bar Association, Probate & Trust Section, 2014 - Present
  • Global Who's Who, Michigan's Best Attorneys, December 17, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • David R Bruegel, Attorney, 2004 - 2012
  • Dickinson Wright, PLLC, Equity Partner, 1978 - 2000
  • Hon. Robert Grant, United States District Court (N.D. Ind.), Clerk, 1973 - 1974
  • National Political Party, Counsel, 1980 - 1984
  • United States Bankruptcy Trustee, Counsel, 1989 - 1991
  • Crotty & Smyth, Attorney, 2000 - 2004
  • United States House Of Representatives, Clerk, 1972 - 1973
  • Chicago Bureau at The Wall Street Journal, Staff Reporter, 1977 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Childrens' Advocate, Ele's Place

Languages

  • German

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Chi