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Philip Lane Bruner, American arbitrator, mediator. Bar: Wisconsin 1964, Minnesota 1968. Decorated Air Force Commendation Medal; recipient Distinguished Service award St. Paul Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1974; named One of Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans, Minnesota Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1975.


Bruner, Philip Lane was born on September 26, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Pfeiffer and Mary Marjorie (Williamson) Bruner.


Princeton University (Bachelor of Arts, 1961). University of Michigan (Juris Doctor, 1964). Syracuse University (Master of Business Administration, 1967).


Worked at Faegre & Benson LLP (Minneapolis, Minnesota) specializing in General Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1964, Wisconsin. 1968, Minnesota.

Fellow, American College of Construction Lawyers.

Fellow, National Contract Management Association. Founded in Minneapolis in 1886, Faegre & Benson is one of the 100 largest law firms in the United States. The Firm consists of 291 lawyers practicing in virtually all areas of law from offices located in Minneapolis, Denver, Des Moines, London, Frankfurt and Almaty.

The Firm represents both businesses and individuals. For many years, the Firm has regularly represented many of the leading commercial, financial, service and industrial companies in the Upper Midwest of the United States, including the region's largest merchant, its largest bank and several of its largest hospitals. We also represent Fortune 500 companies internationally and in the United States in particular practice areas.


Member Board Education, Mahtomedi Indiana School District 832, 1978-1986. Board directors Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation, 1988-1994, since 2002, president, 1988-1991, 2002-2007. Board directors Minnesota Church Foundation, since 1975, president, 1989-1997.

Chairman construction industry advisory board Thompson Reuters West Group, since 1991. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1964-1967. Fellow American College Construction Lawyers (founding member, president 2006-2007), Canada College Construction Lawyers(honorary), ACCL Princeton Symposium(chair, 2006), National Contract Management Association, American Bar Foundation, College Commercial Arbitrators.

Member American Bar Association (chairman international construction division forum committee on construction industry 1989-1991, chairman fidelity and surety law committee 1994-1995, regional chairman public contract law section 1990-1996, recipient Forum com Cornerstone award, 2005), International Bar Association, Inter-Pacific Bar Association (vice chairman international construction committee 1995-1997), Minnesota Bar Association (vice chairman litigation section 1979-1981), Wisconsin Bar Association, JAMS (global panel arbitrators), Minneapolis Club.


Married Ellen Carole Germann, March 21, 1964. Children: Philip Richard, Stephen Reed, Carolyn Anne.