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Bridget E. Harris

Bridget E. Harris

Senior Associate

5830 Granite Parkway
Suite 1000
Plano, TX 75024
bridget.harris@nelsonmullins.com

Bridget lives by the mantra “everything in life is negotiable.” She uses this strategy and a solution-oriented perspective to provide her products liability and commercial litigation clients the best representation possible, whether it be in state or federal court.

With over a decade of litigation experience, Bridget is not afraid to step in a courtroom—her adult playground...

Bridget lives by the mantra “everything in life is negotiable.” She uses this strategy and a solution-oriented perspective to provide her products liability and commercial litigation clients the best representation possible, whether it be in state or federal court.

With over a decade of litigation experience, Bridget is not afraid to step in a courtroom—her adult playground as she likes to call it—and argue a case. She has spent 24 days in trial, most recently defending a city in a two-day bench trial where the plaintiff sued the city claiming breach of contract and retaliation. Plaintiff sought $1.4 million in damages. The court decided in favor of the city on all claims with no damages awarded to plaintiff.

Away from the office, Bridget has a passion for seeing the world and has set a goal of traveling to a new country each year.

 
Bridget E. Harris

as she likes to call it—and argue a case. She has spent 24 days in trial, most recently defending a city in a two-day bench trial where the plaintiff sued the city claiming breach of contract and retaliation. Plaintiff sought $1.4 million in damages. The court decided in favor of the city on all claims with no damages awarded to plaintiff.

Away from the office, Bridget has a passion for seeing the world and has set a goal of traveling to a new country each year.

 

Bridget lives by the mantra “everything in life is negotiable.” She uses this strategy and a solution-oriented perspective to provide her products liability and commercial litigation clients the best representation possible, whether it be in state or federal court.

With over a decade of litigation experience, Bridget is not afraid to step in a courtroom—her adult playground... as she likes to call it—and argue a case. She has spent 24 days in trial, most recently defending a city in a two-day bench trial where the plaintiff sued the city claiming breach of contract and retaliation. Plaintiff sought $1.4 million in damages. The court decided in favor of the city on all claims with no damages awarded to plaintiff.

Away from the office, Bridget has a passion for seeing the world and has set a goal of traveling to a new country each year.

 

Experience

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Representative Matters

  • Co-lead counsel in bench trial defending a city, where plaintiff sued the city claiming breach of contract and retaliation. Plaintiff sought $1.4 million in damages. The court decided in favor of the city on all claims with no damages awarded to plaintiff.

Previous Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, The University of Alabama School of Law (2021–2023)
  • Associate, multi-faceted nationwide litigation boutique (2017–2023)
  • Corps Member, Teach for America (2012–2014)

Internships

  • Summer Legal Intern, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (2015)

Educational Activities

  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    • Captain, Trial Advocacy Competition Team (2015–2017)
    • Law School Ambassador (2015–2017)
    • 1st Vice President and Diversity Chair, Black Law Students Association (BLSA) (2016–2017)
    • Honor Council (2016–2017)

Education

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, JD (2017)
    • Semi-Finalist, National Trial Competition (2017)
    • Dean’s Community Service Award, Student Pro Bono Award, Order of the Samaritan (2017)
    • Senior Editor Vol. 8, Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review (2016-2017)
  • Georgia State University, BA, cum laude (2012)

Admissions

  • Texas, 2022
  • Alabama, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
  • Alabama Supreme Court
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Practice Areas

Industries

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  • The National Black Lawyers, “Alabama’s Top 40 under 40 Lawyers,” (2019–2022)
  • Finest Law Firm Writers, Burton Awards (2020)
  • The Order of Barristers (2017)
  • Semi-finalist, National Trial Competition (2017)
  • Champion, Regional Trial Advocacy Competition (2017)
  • “Best Cross Examination Attorney Award,” Michigan Trial Tournament (2015)
  • Toyota Counsel in Motion Program (2024)
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association (2023–present)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2023–present)
  • Adjunct Professor, The University of Alabama School of Law, Civil Pre-Trial Advocacy (2021–2023)
  • Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI), (2018–present)
  • Member, BBA Birmingham Regional Economic Council (2018–2021)
  • Member, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (2017–2022)
  • Corps Member, Teach For America
  • Girls Inc. of Central Alabama, Committee of 25 (2018–2022)
  • Grace House, Junior Board Committee, (2018–2019)
  • Associate of the Inn, Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court (2023–Present)
  • Dallas Office Pro Bono Liaison
  • Social Media Chair, Defense Research Institute (DRI), Corporate Expo Committee (2018–19)
  • Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Executive Committee (2018–2022)