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"I follow the golden rule. I treat clients with understanding,
empathy and professionalism, because that is what I would expect."

- Kaitlin Bridges

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About Kaitlin Bridges

Kaitlin earned her law degree in 2008 from the University of Missouri School of law where she graduated with honors (Order of the Coif), served as Managing Editor of the Law Review, and was awarded the William H. Howard Legal Research and Writing Award.

After serving as a law clerk for the Honorable E. Richard Webber, Kaitlin joined Gray Ritter Graham where she practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation, consumer protection, and defective products. Kaitlin was an active member of the team in cases involving market loss from premature release of genetically modified seed – In re Genetically Modified Rice Litigation, resulting in settlement of $750 million, and In re Syngenta, resulting in global settlement of $1.51 billion, as well as In re Dicamba involving herbicide drift culminating in $400 million in mass action and individual settlements. She was also part of the briefing team in an appeal upholding final approval of a $32 million class action settlement in a pet food mislabeling case. Kaitlin has extensive experience in e-discovery and computer stored document systems.

Kaitlin was named a Rising Star by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers magazine in 2015–2018 and an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2012. She was Best Lawyers of St. Louis Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year in 2018 and has served on the Women Lawyers’ Association of St. Louis Board of Directors.

Kaitlin is licensed in Missouri and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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Notable Results

Professional Accolades

Best Lawyers ® 2018 St. Louis Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiffs' Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers in America, 2015- Present
"Women in the Law" Business Edition, Best Lawyers
Rising Star, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2015-2018
John C. Shepherd Professionalism Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2015
"Up & Coming Lawyer," Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2012
Leader of Tomorrow Award, St. Louis Daily Record Women's Justice Awards, 2008
William H. Howard Legal Research and Writing Award, University of Missouri School of Law, 2008

Professional Associations

Civic

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis, Volunteer
International Institute of Saint Louis, Volunteer

Professional

Missouri Bar
Georgetown Law eDiscovery Training Academy, 2019
The Women Lawyers’ Association of St. Louis, Board of Directors, 2016 -2019
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Chair, Professional Ethics & Methods of Practice Committee, 2015

News & Publications

Publications

  • Hanging on to Till: Interpretations of BAPCPA's Hanging Paragraph, 72 MO. L. REV. 581, 2007
    Article
  • Peeking Behind the Wizard's Curtain: Expert Discovery and Disclosure in Criminal Cases, 32 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 1, 2008
    Article
  • Justifying Facial Discrimination by Government Defendants Under the Fair Housing Act: Which Standard to Apply, 73 MO. L. REV. 177, 2008
    Article,

GRG Farm Litigation

Bar Admissions & Education

Clerkship

  • United States District Court Judge E. Richard Webber, Law Clerk

Education

University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri J.D., cum laude

  • Honors: Order of the Coif
  • Honors: William H. Howard Legal Research and Writing Award
  • Law Review: Missouri Law Review, Managing Editor

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas B.A., summa cum laude, 2004

  • Major: Finance

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Bridges Best Lawyers 2024
  • Kaitlin Bridges Recognized by Best Lawyer badge 2023
  • Super Lawyers Badge 2022
  • Kaitlin Bridges Lawyer of the Year badge 2018

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