Bridget’s practice focuses on commercial, product liability and tort litigation, with an emphasis on toxic tort, contamination and environmental issues. Before joining the firm, she served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Stephen R. Bough of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, where she drafted orders on dispositive motions and attended trials, hearings, pretrial conferences and discovery conferences.
Bridget taps into her corporate and agribusiness internship experiences to understand and analyze problems from her clients’ perspectives. In college, she served as an assurance intern for Ernst & Young LLP, where she assisted with audits of a Fortune 500 financial company and a national life insurance, annuity and investment firm. As a commodity merchandising intern at Archer Daniels Midland, she helped manage the logistics of more than 300 trucking companies to ensure forward contract delivery, and traded commodity futures while managing customer purchase and sale contracts. During a research internship with Bayer CropScience, Bridget conducted field-testing of the company’s product line and advised clients and sale representatives on product characteristics, applications and use.
Growing up on Halbur Farms in Iowa, Bridget helped her family manage the production of 55,000 hogs annually until the sale of the system in 2006 to focus on diversified grain production. Her background allows her to uniquely apply a practical perspective and approach to legal issues facing her clients.