Bridgette is a leader in the collaborative divorce movement in our community. She is a Director and founding member of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She also served as Co-Chair of another local collaborative practice group in 2007, 2008, and 2009. She has been a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals since 2006. Additionally, she participates in the Cuyahoga County Guardian ad Litem program, representing the interests of minor children in custody disputes.
Bridgette has practiced exclusively in the area of family law in Cuyahoga and surrounding counties since 1998, serving clients who desire experienced, personalized assistance in divorce, dissolution, custody, and support matters. As opposed to the formulaic approach some attorneys employ, Bridgette adapts and tailors her approach to each individual client’s case. She provides her clients with the highest degree of service, engaging each in a partner-like relationship in decision-making.
While skilled in the analysis and litigation of complex domestic relations issues, Bridgette believes that divorcing couples who agree to stay out of litigation preserve their privacy, their dignity, and their ability to effectively co-parent their children after the divorce. Therefore, she offers her clients the opportunity to choose alternative dispute resolution methods, including collaborative divorce and mediation.
Bridgette graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1991 and earned her J.D. from Temple University School of Law in 1994. She was selected by Law & Politics periodical as a Rising Star among Ohio’s Super Lawyers in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Bridgette is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan and Ohio State Bar Associations, and she has been admitted to the bars of the State of Ohio, the State of Pennsylvania, and the United States Supreme Court. For further information, please see Bridgette’s website at www.urbanfamilylaw.com.