Bridget has been practicing law in Arizona for 25 years with a focus on planning for individuals with disabilities who are under the age of 65 and their families.
Bridget grew up in the frigid North of Duluth, Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame (cum laude), where she was a proud member of the marching band. After college, Bridget volunteered with Covenant House, a shelter for runaway and homeless youth, in Houston, Texas. It is through Covenant House that Bridget met her husband, Jay, and after completing their volunteer commitment, they relocated to Phoenix.
Upon first moving to Phoenix, Bridget worked in the field of mental health with children and adolescents, doing in-home counseling and case management. She then returned to school to pursue her law degree at Arizona State University, where she received her juris doctor in 1995 and Masters in Public Administration in 1997.
Over the span of her 25 year practice, Bridget has had the privilege of practicing with several boutique law firms before becoming a partner at Dyer, Bregman & Ferris, PLLC. Bridget served briefly as a Trust Officer at First International Bank & Trust, and now has been happily practicing again in the area of special needs law since 2015 at Dyer, Bregman & Ferris, PLLC.
Bridget is now branching into teaching with a desire to introduce law students and practitioners to the areas of Elder and Special Needs Law as well as help develop future practitioners in these areas or the law. She currently serves as Adjunct Faculty in Stetson Law’s online LL.M. in Elder Law Program and is introducing a new Elder Law course at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Bridget is a second-generation Spaniard and speaks Spanish nearly fluently. She and her husband, Jay, who is a clinical social worker on a local inpatient psychiatric unit, have two children: Jaquelyn who is at the University of Arizona and Kasey who is mid-way through high school.