Colin M. Bruns

Colin M. Bruns



Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mechanic’s Lien and Bond Claims
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation of Disputes
  • Contract Drafting, Review and Negotiation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Representative Experience:

  • Successfully arbitrated breach of contract claim in favor of contractor involving state highway construction project.
  • Successfully represented contractor in lawsuit involving claims for breach of contract and mechanic’s lien foreclosure against owner of concrete batch plant.
  • Successfully represented contactor in arbitration involving claims for breach of contract and mechanic’s lien foreclosure against owner of motorcycle dealerships.
  • Represented developer in dispute with municipality regarding construction of single family residential development.
  • Represented contractors, subcontractors, and owners prosecuting and defending against a wide variety of claims, including contract disputes, payment issues, mechanic’s lien claims, and payment and performance bond claims.
  • Represented owners regarding real estate matters, including landlord-tenant disputes, eviction/unlawful detainer actions, and zoning issues.
  • Represented policy-holders in coverage disputes with general liability and builder’s risk insurance carriers.

Professional Organizations and Achievements

Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” (2022)


Co-author, “Indemnity Wars: Anti-Indemnity Legislation Across the Fifty States,” 8 No. 2 Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers 1 (2014)


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, 2014
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010


  • State of Minnesota, 2014
  • United States District Court, Minnesota 2015
  • United States District Court, North Dakota 2018