Bridget’s practice focuses on commercial and product liability litigation and regulatory counseling. In her litigation practice, she defends clients in agriculture and manufacturing industries in both state and federal courts nationwide. Her experience includes all key phases of litigation: initial case assessment and negotiation, written and deposition discovery, expert witness preparation, dispositive motion practice and trial preparation.
As part of her regulatory practice, Bridget advises clients on compliance, enforcement, and policy issues involving FDA, FTC, and USDA regulations. She positions clients to remain competitive in the marketplace while responsibly complying with regulatory requirements, preserving brand image and maintaining consumer goodwill.
Before joining the firm, Bridget served in chambers for the Hon. Stephen R. Bough of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, where she honed her research and writing skills and learned to craft effective arguments. Outside of the courtroom, her corporate and agribusiness internships at Ernst & Young LLP, Archer Daniels Midland and Bayer Crop Science inform a unique perspective into her clients’ needs and provide her valuable business acumen.
Growing up on Halbur Farms in Iowa, Bridget helped manage the annual production of 55,000 hogs until the sale of the system to focus on diversified grain production. She uses her background to apply a practical and cost-effective approach to her legal work.
Publications and Presentations
Gregory Fowler, Bridget Halbur, Naoki Kaneko and Tammy Webb, Top 5 Trending Issues in Class Action Litigation, Proposition 65 and Social Media, Client Presentation, St. Louis, Missouri, April 17, 2018.
Bridget Halbur, Developing Trends in Labeling & Advertising, Tort Academy, Kansas City, Missouri, March 14, 2018.
Bridget Halbur, Shook Update of the Law, The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, January 18, 2018.
Katie Gates Calderon and Bridget Halbur, #No Filter: Legal Trends and Tips for Consumer Marketing, ACC Colorado CPL Practice Group, Englewood, Colorado, December 12, 2017.
Mark Anstoetter and Bridget Halbur, Legal Considerations for Leadership, Kansas State University "Leading Through Change" Professional Development Event, Olathe, Kansas, October 20, 2017.
Lindsey Heinz and Bridget Halbur, Cleaning Product Right to Know Act Appears to be Moving Forward, Daily Journal, July 17, 2017.