Bridgitt holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated summa cum laude (4.0) in 1985. She earned a Juris Doctorate in 1988 from Creighton University Law School, a private Jesuit University in Omaha, where she began her career prosecuting child abuse and neglect.
After 20 years in trial practice, including both prosecution and defense of death penalty cases, Bridgitt served for six years as the Chief Hearing Officer for the Montana Dept. of Public Health & Human Services. In March 2014, she was appointed to the Federal Register of Administrative Law Judges.
Bridgitt’s knowledge of federal and state regulatory law and processes governing the administration of human services programs now serve DRM as the supervising attorney for DRM’s Abuse & Neglect work unit, which protects people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, isolation, and other violations of their civil rights while they are institutionalized or otherwise placed in state care and custody.