Kevin W. Bruning

Managing Attorney

Professional Background

Mr. Bruning began his career as a trial lawyer at one of the nation’s largest law firms litigating cases in many different state and federal courts. In 2000, he founded a small litigation law firm which has grown to a dozen attorneys providing a vast array of legal services to businesses, not for profits, institutions, individuals and families.  In 2020, Mr. Bruning expanded his practice to the State of Washington to provide the highest quality of dependable legal services to the Seattle area.


Professional Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
  • Chicagoland Area Chamber of Commerce – Chicago Referral Network
  • Schaumburg Business Association -Schaumburg Referral Exchange
  • Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce

Community Service

  • The Rotary Club of Fox Valley Sunset, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 2012-present
  • The Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 1996-2012
  • McHenry County Youth Service Bureau Board of Directors, 1997-2007.
  • Schaumburg Referral Exchange, Schaumburg Business Association Networking Group, August 2014 through the Present, President 2014-2015
  • Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Board Member at large, 2003-2004, 2004-2005
  • Referral Exchange, Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Networking Group, April 1996 through the Present, President, 2000-2001, and 2002-2003
  • McHenry County Community College, Legal Clinic, 1998-1999
  • “Mechanic’s Lien Seminar”, Lake and McHenry Counting Plumbing Heating and Cooling Contractors Association, Mundelein, Illinois, 1999.
  • “Collection of Business Accounts Receivables”, Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Seminar Series, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 1999.
  • “Employment Law Seminar”, Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Seminar Series, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 1998.
  • “Business Entity Formation”, Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Seminar Series, Crystal Lake, Illinois, 1998.
  • “Surety Bonds and Public Construction Projects”, Construction Surety Conference, Park City, Utah, 1997.
  • “Insurance Coverage Issues Relating to Liability Arising During the Course of Building Construction”, Illinois State Bar Association, Law Ed Series, 1995.
  • Bruning, K.W., Mechanic’s Lien Manual, Lake and McHenry County Plumbing and Heating Contractors Association, 1999.
  • Moelmann, Lawrence R., and Bruning, Kevin W., The Federal Tax Levy: Does it Really Deprive the Owner and the Surety of Their Rights to Contract Balances? The Construction Lawyer, (ABA) Vol. 16, No. 1, January 1996
  • Moelmann, Lawrence R., and Bruning, Kevin W., Indoor Air Quality and Sick Building Syndrome: The Exposure to the Contractor and Surety International Association of Defense Counsel, February 1995
  • Swindal, William G. and Bruning, Kevin W., Rights and Obligations of a Surety Pursuant to a Performance and Payment Bond, Illinois State Bar Association, Law Ed. Series, October 1994
  • Sido, Kevin R. and Bruning, Kevin W., Mechanics Lien Law Summary, AIA Illinois News, American Institute of Architects, Winter 1993
  • Washington Supreme Court
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • JD, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1988
  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California, Summer Program, 1986
  • BA, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, 1984
  • College Preparatory, Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, 1979
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Mechanic’s Lien Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Probate, Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Divorce Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Condominium and Townhome Association Litigation
  • Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
  • Business Sales and Purchases
  • Business Formation, Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships