Bruce W. DeGroot

Bank of America Plaza
800 Market Street
Suite 1100
St. Louis, MO 63101-2501
(314) 704-6290wel

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Bruce DeGroot serves as counsel in the firm’s St. Louis and Columbia, Mo., offices. He is a representative in the Missouri State Legislature, representing the 101st District in Chesterfield.

Rep. DeGroot has been a practicing attorney since graduating from the Saint Louis University School of Law in 1993. He started his career with Brown & James and represents clients in civil litigation, insurance defense, and workers’ compensation matters.

Since serving in the legislature, Rep. DeGroot’s focus has been on tort reform. He sponsored Missouri H.B. 339. This bill significantly reduces abuse of RSMO 537.065 agreements between plaintiffs’ attorneys and unrepresented defendants. It will save Missourians millions of dollars in insurance premiums and hundreds of millions in frivolous judgments. The bill was signed by Gov. Greitens and went into effect in August 2017.

Community Activities

Missouri State Representative, 101st District
Missouri State Court Automation Committee
Chesterfield City Council, past member
City of Chesterfield Planning Commission, past vice-chair and secretary
City of Chesterfield Board of Variances, past member
City of Chesterfield Drug Task Force, past member
Catholic Youth Council (CYC), volleyball and basketball coach

State Legislature

Mary Caucus, Chair
Judiciary Committee
Special Committee on Litigation Reform
Utilities Committee

Academic Honors and Activities

President of Young Republicans at the University of South Dakota
Dean’s List

More About Bruce


  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1993)
  • University of South Dakota (B.A., Criminal Justice and Political Science, 1987)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Recent Achievements

  • 2019 Legislative Award from The Missouri Bar
  • Freshman of the Year, Missouri House of Representatives, Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Professional Affiliations

  • The Missouri Bar