Over the years, BH&A attorneys have developed a reputation for fierce advocacy and for protecting our clients' rights. our attorneys are committed to the principle that everyone should have access to the civil justice system. We have never been deterred simply because a client's issue may be difficult or considered unpopular. Our philosophy is to prepare every case for trial; it is only through preparation that the most favorable outcomes are achieved.
We believe that freedom is precious, and our firm is committed to continually defending our freedoms. We view this not only our professional obligation as lawyers but as a personal obligation as well.
Our attorneys all live and work in the community. We serve on local boards and community organizations. We hope that you will entrust your next legal matter to Bruggeman, Hurst & Associates, P.C. and look forward to serving you.
The founding partner of the Firm and has represented thousands of clients over the past 30 years in multiple areas of law, including family law, commercial litigation, malpractice, civil rights, appeals, business litigation, criminal defense and personal injury.
Mr. Bruggeman has achieved great success aggressively representing clients against municipalities, insurance companies, police departments and large corporations.
He is a former Naval Aviator, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1966 and received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University in 1974.
Mr. Bruggeman is licensed to practice before all Illinois State Courts and is a member of the Federal Trial Bar.
A partner in the Firm and concentrates his practice in business litigation, business transactions and personal injury. Mr. Hurst is an accomplished trial lawyer with over 15 years experience. He has handled hundreds of matters involving contract disputes, business tort claims, partner separations, real estate and business acquisitions, construction disputes and employment related matters.
He serves on local boards and committees, is a graduate of Lake Forest College in 1990 and received his Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1995.
Mr. Hurst is licensed to practice before all Illinois State Courts and is a member of the Federal Trial Bar.
In September 2012, the firm successfully settled a products liability case against a manufacturer. The defective product, a refrigerator, caught fire destroying the Plaintiff's personal and business property.
In March 2013, the firm successfully settled a case that several other law firms had refused to take. The family of a 50 year old construction worker who was killed when struck by a construction form and then died received $936,000, one day after commencement of trial.
In February 2012, the firm obtained a settlement in the full amount of the insurance policy for a 34 year old mother of two when her vehicle sustained a severe side impact. The Plaintiff suffered wrist fractures in several places.