Bridget M. Smith

FIRST RESPONDERS INJURY LAW

Phone: (414) 727-5150

Fax: (414) 727-5155

Bridget M. Smith is an associate attorney at MacGillis Wiemer, LLC, where she focuses her practice exclusively on labor law. She represents the interests of firefighters, police officers, first responders and other law enforcement personnel throughout the State of Wisconsin. Bridget handles collective bargaining negotiations, grievances, disciplines, terminations, mediations and arbitrations.

Bridget has a significant and diverse history in the labor law field. She began her legal career practicing labor and employment law at a management-side firm. While pursuing her J.D., she gained practical experience interning with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin. She is a contributing editor of The Developing Labor Law: The Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act. These experiences give Bridget a unique perspective to better represent the interests of her first responder clients.

Bridget earned her law degree, cum laude, from Marquette University Law School. As a law student, Bridget was active with organizations linked to the labor and employment field. She served as President of the Labor and Employment Law Society at Marquette University Law School and on the Seventh Circuit Steering Committee at the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Bridget earned her B.S. in Business from Marquette University. She spent several years working in human resources, employment services, and recruiting which laid a strong foundation for her practice today.

Bridget is committed to giving back to her community. She was inducted into Marquette University Law School’s Pro Bono Society for her volunteer work with the Milwaukee Justice Center and the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic where she helped mediate disputes and provide legal advice to low-income individuals. She sits on several boards and is active in numerous professional organizations.

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, J.D.
    • Marquette Law Review, Associate Editor
    • Labor and Employment Law Society, President
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards: Legal Analysis, Writing & Research 2; Advanced Legal Research; Trial Advocacy; and International Conflict Resolution
    • Thomas More Scholarship recipient
    • Virginia A. Pomeroy Scholarship recipient
    • Truman McNulty Scholarship recipient
    • Wisconsin Association for Justice Scholarship recipient
  • Marquette University
    • B.S. Business Administration
    • Majors: Human Resources, Finance

Bar Admissions:

  • Wisconsin

Community Involvement:

  • Friends of the Milwaukee County Treatment Courts, Board Member, Treasurer, 2021-Present
  • Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals, Board Member, 2020-Present
  • Phase V: Milwaukee County Drug Treatment Court Alumni Group, Board Member, 2015-Present

Memberships:

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Member, 2021-Present
  • ABA: Labor & Employment Law; Young Lawyers Division, Section Member, 2021-Present
  • ABA: Practice & Procedure Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), 2021-Present; Development of the Law Under the NLRA, Committee Member, 2022-Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, Member, 2021-Present
  • State Bar of Wisconsin: Labor & Employment Law; Young Lawyers Division, Section Member, 2021-Present
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, Member, 2021-Present
  • Association for Women Lawyers, Member, 2019-Present