Bridget Hoy knows how to advocate for her clients and gives strategic representation to them in defense of complex litigation, or in protection of their important trademark rights. She has tried several multi-million dollar cases to favorable outcomes in both state and federal courts, including obtaining a $59M verdict on a consumer fraud claim against a leasing company. Bridget additionally defended a large local school district against personal injury claims for many years. In her intellectual property practice, Bridget maintains trademark portfolios around the world for individuals, start-ups and some of the country’s most sophisticated companies.

Fighting for favorable outcomes is as important to Bridget as amicably resolving disputes at appropriate times. Thus, Bridget has honed alternative dispute resolution skills. She is an American Arbitration Association panel member and serves as a certified mediator for the federal district court in Missouri.

Bridget is a valued member of the Firm's Management Committee and Lewis Rice Women to Women (LRW2W) Committee as well as the Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities in St. Louis.

Practice Areas


  • 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

  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • 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


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Sixth Circuit
    • Eighth Circuit
    • Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court
    • Central, Northern & Southern Districts of Illinois
    • Eastern District of Missouri
    • District of Colorado
    • Multiple pro hac vice admissions, including Delaware, Georgia, Tennessee and Texas
  • Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis
    • Chair, Board of Directors (2023-present)
    • Board member (2016-present)
  • St. Louis Public Schools Tutor/Mentor (2013-2019)
  • 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 Best Lawyers® (2016-2024)
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® (2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2017-2022)
  • Rising Star Award, Women's Justice Awards, Missouri Lawyer's Weekly (2010)

Firm Committees

  • Management Committee
  • Technology Committee
  • Lewis Rice Women to Women Committee
  • Former Member, Recruiting and Associate Development Committees