Biography

Six years enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and two years as a federal district court law clerk built a foundation of unique skills upon which Bridget G. Hoy tends to a wide-ranging legal practice. Bridget gives relationship-based, strategic representation to plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and companies, in nearly all types of business-related disputes. Bridget passionately navigates her clients through contract, consumer fraud, personal injury, trademark, patent, and other legal issues.

Bridget litigates cases in both federal and state courts and in arbitration in Missouri, Illinois, and across the country. Resolving disputes at appropriate times is as important to Bridget's clients as fiercely fighting them when needed. Thus, Bridget honed alternative dispute resolution skills through intense mediator training in 2014 and serves as a certified mediator in Missouri.

A past Chair of the Professionalism and Ethics Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) and former president of the Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis, Bridget has written and presented on ethics, professionalism, and gender equality issues numerous times. In 2006, BAMSL awarded her the President's Service Award for her work addressing substance abuse, depression, and other impairments, which translate into ethics and professionalism violations. In 2010 and 2017, Missouri Lawyers Weekly awarded her at its prestigious Women's Justice Awards ceremony. Bridget was listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® in 2011-2012, 2014-2015, and 2017 and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016-2019. She is one of only four Eastern District of Missouri recipients of the Richard S. Arnold Award for the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Community involvement is very important to Bridget. At local universities in St. Louis, she taught criminal law and legal research and writing. She provides pro bono representation to indigent clients as part of a federal court mediation program, and she mentors in the St. Louis Public Schools. Bridget presently serves on the Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2001)
    • Saint Louis University Law Journal, editor in chief
    • Order of the Woolsack
  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (B.S., summa cum laude, 1998)
  • Community College of the Air Force (Associate in Applied Science, 1993)

Legal Background

  • Adjunct faculty member, Webster University (2004-2007)
  • Adjunct faculty member, Maryville University (2003)
  • Judicial law clerk, Hon. E. Richard Webber, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri (2001-2003)
  • Summer law clerk, May Department Stores Company (2000)
  • Summer law clerk, Lewis Rice (1999, 2000)

Military Service

  • Enlisted, U.S. Air Force (1989-1995)
    • Air Traffic Control Radar and Communications Specialist
    • Airman Below the Zone Promotion Selectee (1991)
    • Air Combat Command, Outstanding Airman of the Year (1994)

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Mediator, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Member, Association of Attorney Mediators - St. Louis Chapter
  • Trustee, Federal Memorial Trust
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Former Barrister, Theodore McMillian Inns of Court
  • Former Chair, Professionalism and Ethics Committee, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Past President, Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois
    • District of Colorado
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis (Board member, 2016-present)
  • St. Louis Public Schools Tutor/Mentor (2013-present)
  • Volunteer Lawyer's Program of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (2003-2014)
  • Volunteer reader, Ready Readers (2009)
  • JDs for ABCs, St. Louis City Public Schools (2002-2003)

Honors & Awards

  • Richard S. Arnold Award Recipient, 8th Circuit Bar Association (2018)
  • Litigation Practitioner Award, Women's Justice Awards, Missouri Lawyer's Weekly (2017)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2016-2019)
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® (2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2017)
  • Rising Star Award, Women's Justice Awards, Missouri Lawyer's Weekly (2010)

Firm Committees

  • Vice Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
  • Former Member, Recruiting and Associate Development Committees