Biography

Bridget Hoy brings a firm but warm decision-making voice to her commercial litigation, trademark prosecution, management, and community involvement roles. To her business clients, Bridget gives strategic and cost-effective representation in resolution of disputes all around the country. Bridget focuses her practice on defense of complex commercial litigation, which regularly includes patent and trademark infringement litigation. She has defended at trial several multi-million dollar cases to favorable outcomes in both state and federal courts. Among her accomplishments, switching sides, Bridget was second-chair on the trial team that successfully won a $59 million jury verdict for a non-profit community health care clinic that fell victim to a consumer fraud scam. Bridget also represents individuals and companies in protecting their trademarks before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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.

Bridget is a valued member of the Firm's Management Committee and the Board of the Ronald McDonald House Charities in St. Louis.

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

  • 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

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • Sixth Circuit
    • Eighth Circuit
    • Eleventh Circuit
  • 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® (2016-2021)
  • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® (2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2017-2020)
  • Rising Star Award, Women's Justice Awards, Missouri Lawyer's Weekly (2010)

Firm Committees

  • Management Committee
  • Former Member, Recruiting and Associate Development Committees
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