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University of Houston, Bates College of Law, Houston, TX, J.D. 1974

University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, B.S. Accounting 1971

Bar Admissions

Illinois, 1974

Texas, 1974

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association, Member

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member

Madison County Bar Association

St. Clair County Bar Association

Clinton County Bar Association

Classes and Seminars

Lecturer on Revised Article IX to the Uniform Commercial Code, Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Robert T. Bruegge

Of Counsel

Edwardsville, Illinois

T: 618-656-5150, 800-782-8492

F: 618-656-6230


Bob graduated from the University of Houston Bates College of Law in 1974.  While attending law school at the University of Houston, he passed the CPA exam and became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois.  Bob has practiced law for over 40 years and his practice has concentrated in personal and business transactions, bankruptcy, estate planning, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions.

Bob was born and raised in Breese, Illinois and graduated from Mater Dei Catholic High School in 1967.  Bob was raised in a family business.  His father operated a furniture store in Breese, Illinois and Highland, Illinois.  Bob is married to his wife Victoria.  They have two children, Emily and Laura.

For sixteen years, Bob served as a Chapter 7 Trustee for the Southern District of Illinois.  He reviewed and administered cases as an independent trustee appointed by the United States Department of Justice.  Bob retired from this position in February 2021.

Bob’s hobbies include golfing, boating, and walking.


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