Brown & James, P.C. welcomes Missouri State Rep. Bruce DeGroot to the firm’s St. Louis and Columbia, Mo., offices. Rep. DeGroot joins the firm’s insurance law and general litigation practice groups, having previously worked for his own law firm after beginning his law career with Brown & James.
Graduating from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1993, Rep. DeGroot has represented clients in civil litigation and workers’ compensation matters. Since serving in the legislature, his focus has been on tort and insurance reform. He was the sponsor of Missouri House Bills 339 and 714 that address time-limited settlement demands and Section 537.065 agreements. These bills, which have been signed by Missouri’s governor, will take effect August 28, 2017.
Rep. DeGroot was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2016, representing the 101st District in Chesterfield. Before his election to the House, he held several leadership roles in the City of Chesterfield, including Vice Chair and Secretary of the Planning Commission. He also served on the Board of Variances and Drug Task Force.