Bridget

Pyman

Bridget

Pyman

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, and 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; her projects primarily involved healthcare data aggregation, data sharing, and data warehousing; and, particularly, designing healthcare data applications supporting health policy development in response to federal legislative initiatives for health and healthcare innovation.

Bridget received her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in 2016. There, 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 and chaired both the Alumni and Social committees; she spent her Saturday mornings on the pitch, playing openside flanker for MSU’s Women’s Rugby Team; and, as a swimming coach in MSU’s Sports Skills Program, she provided coaching and instruction in sports skills to children and adults with disabilities in the greater Lansing area.

Bridget Pyman is an associate with the firm, specializing in healthcare liability defense litigation, healthcare regulatory compliance, and mental health law. Of note, Bridget has, within her first three years of practice, briefed and successfully argued dispositive motions in healthcare liability cases resulting in either full or partial dismissal of the action; drafted winning appellate briefs; and assisted her colleague Stacie Miller in developing the involuntary commitment legal process in Knox County and in providing operational support and compliance advising for healthcare providers establishing involuntary commitment processes.

Legal Community Leadership: Bridget is heavily involved in her local and state bar associations. She currently coordinates a column in the Knoxville Bar Association’s monthly publication, DICTA, introducing attorneys in their first five years of practice to the local Bar. She served two years as the KBA Young Lawyer Division’s Mock Trial Committee co-chair before her appointment in 2023 to the Tennessee Bar Association’s Mock Trial Committee and the Board of the TBA’s Young Lawyer Division. Bridget received, in 2023, the KBA Young Lawyer Division President’s Award for Recognition of Outstanding Performance and Dedicated Service.

Bridget was, in 2024, appointed to the TBA’s Health Law Section Executive Council as the Council’s Young Lawyer Division representative, and she was elected the Programming Chair of the East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association of Women (ETLAW) for the 2024 term. As a barrister member of the Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court, Bridget served as a pupillage team leader in 2023; in 2022, she was selected to participate in the American Inn of Court’s National Advocacy Trial Program in Washington, D.C.

Community Involvement: While pursuing her graduate degree, Bridget enjoyed spending her free time volunteering at a restoration home for human trafficking survivors and at her local church where she served as a young adult leader. Bridget has similarly utilized her free time since moving to Knoxville: Volunteering with the Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding, at Helen Ross McNabb’s CenterPointe rehabilitation facility, and participating in community outreach programs through her church.

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Healthcare Liability Defense
  • Healthcare Regulation
  • Mental Health Law
EDUCATION
  • Michigan State University, B.S. 2016
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. 2021