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  • University of Minnesota Law School
    LL.B., 1965)
  • Harvard University
    B.A., 1962)


  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Tax Court

Bruce Kruger


4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T (612) 371-5796
F (612) 371-3207

Bruce Kruger joined the firm as a probate mediator in 2010 after serving 20 years as a well-known Hennepin County Probate/Mental Health Court Referee. Bruce mediates probate, trust, guardianship, and conservatorship issues for families and individuals in the seven county metro area as well as greater Minnesota.

Prior to his service on the Hennepin County bench, Bruce spent 22 years in private practice in Duluth and Minneapolis with a concentration in probate and trust administration as well as related litigation involving will contests, contested trust matters, and estate and gift tax audits.  He also served three years on the St. Louis County Court bench and served as its first Probate Registrar.

Representative Experience
  • Mediated over thirty contested probate and trust matter, resulting in over twenty-five settlements.
  • Serving as Personal Representative in two very contentious probate matters.
  • Mediated matters for Hennepin County District Court, resulting in settlements in all but one matter.

Community Involvement
  • USA Hockey, Member Risk Management Committee (1995 – present)
  • Minnesota Hockey, Youth hockey coach, Association board member, Ass't. District Director, Risk Manager, Member Screening, Scholarship, and Jr. Gold Committees, Metro Hockey League, Treasurer (1969-Present)
  • Orchards of Plymouth Homeowners Association, President (2004-10, 2013- present)
  • Hennepin County District Court, Pro Bono Mediator (2011 - present)
  • Southern Minnesota Legal Aid, Volunteer Attorney