Bridget Pyman is an associate with the firm, focusing her practice on healthcare liability defense and healthcare regulatory compliance, premises liability defense and insurance defense, as well as general civil litigation.
Bridget graduated from Michigan State University College of Law in 2021. While a law student, Bridget was a judicial clerk to the Hon. William T. Ailor, Knox County Circuit Court. Bridget also served as a graduate student project manager for the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in the Policy and Planning Administration. Bridget worked in the Health Information Technology division of the Administration, where her projects primarily involved matters concerning healthcare data aggregation, data sharing, and data warehousing. Particularly, her work focused on the potential applications of healthcare data to support effective health policy development in accordance with federal legislative initiatives for health and healthcare innovation.
Bridget also served on the board of MSU’s Anti-Trafficking Legal Advocacy Society. During her term, the board facilitated an educational forum featuring a panel of speakers, including a human trafficking special detective, a prosecutor, and a medical director of the local healthcare system, to discuss recent developments in trafficking identification and intervention in healthcare and digital contexts. Outside of the academic arena, Bridget enjoyed spending her time volunteering at a restoration home for human trafficking survivors and at her local church, where she served as a young adult leader.
In 2016, Bridget received her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University, where she was involved in multiple facets of student life: She was initiated into the Gamma Mu chapter of the Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity, for which she chaired both the Alumni and Social committees; volunteered as a swimming coach in MSU’s Sports Skills Program, providing coaching and instruction in sports skills to children and adults with disabilities in the greater Lansing area; and spent her Saturday mornings on the pitch, playing openside flanker for MSU’s Women’s Rugby Team.
After graduation, Bridget worked in the project estimation department for a regional commercial laboratory subcontractor, successfully bidding to contract projects throughout seven states and across various industries, including pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, hospitals and healthcare systems, and numerous universities. Outside of her role as a project estimator, Bridget assisted the company in acquiring a multimillion-dollar medical equipment procurement project by developing an interactive equipment-indexing system that provided the project team and end-users with the capability to easily navigate a product’s specifications, corresponding submittals, and warranties documentation.
Since moving to Knoxville, she continues to enjoy spending her free time volunteering. She has volunteered with the Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding and at Centerpointe, a division of Helen Ross McNabb Center. Bridget is also an active member of the Knoxville Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division, serving as co-chair of the Mock Trial Committee. Of any achievement, Bridget is perhaps the proudest of her recent contributions to the First United Methodist Church chancel choir’s 2021 Christmas Cantata, serving as an alto under the exceptional leadership of her colleague, conductor, and musical director, Devin Lyon.