Bruce Pregler, b. 1959, is a partner in the law firm of Facca, Richter & Pregler, P.C., where he specializes in construction, real estate and commercial litigation for the last 28 years. Bruce earned a BA from Michigan State University (1982) and a JD from Detroit College of Law (1986). He is a former law clerk to the Hon. Frederick Ziem – Oakland Circuit Court, past Chairman of the Board for the Construction Association of Michigan, and a current Board Member of the Carpenters Construction Industry Advancement Fund and the Construction Federal Credit Union.
Bruce grew up in a fishing family spending summers at his grandparent’s cabin in northern Minnesota pursuing bass and northerns. The family moved all over the country eventually ending up in Michigan. Bruce picked up fly fishing over the years and became so enamored with it that he looked for a place of his own on a trout stream. He was fortunate enough to come upon fly tier extraordinaire Chauncy Lively’s (former Anglers Board Member) cabin and purchased it. Bruce, his wife Debra and daughter Anna have been on the North Branch since 2000 enjoying the peace and tranquility of the river.
Bruce has been actively volunteering time to protect the Au Sable River and its watershed. He is past president of the Anglers, co-counsel in the Anglers lawsuit to halt oil and gas drilling by Savoy Energy within the Mason Tract, given speeches about the Mason Tract, Kolke Creek and fracking, and participates in fund raising activities for the Anglers. Bruce is also a former Board member of the Au Sable North Branch Area Association, past president of the Au Sable-Manistee Action Council, Current board member of the CAM Sporting Clay Committee and FFF Member. The annual river clean up organized by Rusty Gates and the Anglers has become a family tradition for Bruce, wife Debra and daughter Anna.