Attorney Bruce Kugler

Attorney Bruce A. Kugler – Experience

Attorney Bruce Kugler has an extensive legal background to effectively represent clients in  bankruptcy, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and immigration.  He has practiced law for more than 25 years.

Attorney Kugler attended Valparaiso School of Law in Valparaiso, Indiana where he earned a Juris Doctorate.  During law school, he received Honors in Scholarship and was a member of the Executive Board for Law Review as an Articles Editor.  He as was also a judicial extern for the late Honorable James Parson with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  Prior to law school, he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northern Illinois University.

Attorney Kugler was formerly an Assistant Counsel with Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (“IEPA”) where he utilized his bankruptcy knowledge and negotiation skills to assist in the recovery of millions of dollars.  Prior to entering private practice, he was a Trial Lawyer with the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) Office of the United States Trustee.   Attorney Kugler has extensive experience in chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy cases.

Attorney Kugler has substantial legal experience representing clients on issues involving bankruptcy, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and immigration.  Although he has substantial litigation experience as a former Trial Attorney with the DOJ, he is also an effective negotiator and communicator.  He is known for his ability to obtain just resolutions for his clients.

Bruce is admitted to the Illinois Bar and the State Bar of Texas.  He is also admitted to practice law before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois.  He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Seventh Circuit Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Texas Bar Association.


Legal Education

Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso, Indiana
Juris Doctorate, May 1988
Graduated with Senior Honors
Admitted to Illinois Bar, November 1988
Valparaiso University Law Review
Member of the Executive Board – Articles Editor
Academic Law Scholarships, 1986, 1987 & 1988


Bar Association Memberships

American Bankruptcy Institute
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
The Seventh Circuit Bar Association
Texas State Bar Association