Bridget E. Harris

Bridget E. Harris

Associate

   

Direct Dial:

205-581-0730

Email:

bharris@lightfootlaw.com

Fax:

205-581-0799

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Education

  • B.A., Georgia State University cum laude
  • J.D. , University of Alabama School of Law, 2017

Admitted

  • Alabama , 2017

Bridget Harris has been honing her trial skills for years, most recently serving as Captain of the award-winning Trial Advocacy Competition Team at The University of Alabama School of Law. Prior to law school, she also led her high school and university mock trial teams to regional and national tournaments.

With her trial skills, Bridget is particularly suited to the work of a litigation boutique and is not afraid to step foot in a courtroom and argue a case. She currently practices primarily in the areas of catastrophic injury, fire and explosion, NCAA compliance, and employment law cases.

Pro Bono/Community Service

Prior to law school, Bridget served the Alabama educational community as a 2012 Teach for America Corps Member where she taught Career Preparedness at Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, Alabama. In addition, during law school, Bridget provided legal and community services for the less fortunate. She received the Dean’s Community Service Award, the Student Pro Bono Award, as well as the Order of the Samaritan, which is the highest public service award bestowed by The University of Alabama School of Law. In addition to completing 90 hours of volunteer work, she mediated family law cases as well.

Providing legal and community services throughout law school afforded Bridget the opportunity to work with individuals from all walks of life. She knows what it takes to make a client feel comfortable and positive about their legal situation. With her positive attitude, Bridget is able to turn a bad situation into a good one, giving her clients hope when it appears that all hope is lost.

Professional Distinctions

  • The Order of Barristers, 2017
  • Regional Trial Advocacy Competition Winner, 2017
  • National Trial Competition Semi-Finalist, 2017
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Dean’s Community Service Award, Student Pro Bono Award, Order of the Samaritan, 2017
  • “Best Cross Examination Attorney Award,” Michigan Trial Tournament, 2015
  • National Mock Trial Champion, 2008

Outside Lightfoot

Bridget’s interests outside of work focus primarily on church, family, gardening, and basketball. With a passion for seeing the world, Bridget’s goal is to travel to a new country each year. She also loves playing the violin.

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Presentations & Publications

  • "Georgia Surface Water Law," Alabama Resources Law: A Comparative Treatise, Scheduled for 2018