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Emily I. Bridges

Associate
Greenville | 864.577.6379
Fax | 864.242.9888

Emily Bridges concentrates her practice on business litigation and counseling. She has litigated and negotiated contract disputes, finance-related issues, regulatory actions, minority-shareholder disputes, and other complex commercial issues. She has also litigated and negotiated employment law issues such as discrimination allegations, noncompete provisions, confidentiality agreements, and trade secret concerns. She has experience with insurance coverage as well, including in the context of professional malpractice claims and landlord-tenant disputes.

In addition, Emily is a leader within the American Bar Association and the South Carolina community. She serves as an editor of the ABA Business Torts & Unfair Competition Committee's journal and an associate editor of the ABA Forum on Franchising's Franchise Law Journal. She also holds leadership roles within the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, the Greenville County Bar, and serves on a committee at the Community Foundation of Greenville.

Emily received her law degree from the University of South Carolina, where she was the editor-in-chief of the South Carolina Law Review and a bronze recipient of the Compleat Lawyer Award for outstanding civic and professional accomplishments. She received her bachelor's degree from Furman University. At Furman, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and served as student president of Omicron Delta Kappa.

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Honors & Awards

  • Greenville Business Magazine's "Legal Elite" in Labor and Employment, 2020
  • Greenville Business Magazine's Best and Brightest 35 and Under, 2019
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2018-2020
  • South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division, Star of the Quarter, 2017
  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, Edward (Jack) Wood Dunham Rising Scholars Award, 2016
  • University of South Carolina School of Law's Compleat Lawyer Award, Bronze Recipient, 2015

Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Bar Convention Committee Co-Chair, 2016-present
  • Greenville County Bar Association, Membership Chair, 2020-present
  • American Bar Association Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee, Fiduciary Duty Subcommittee Co-chair, 2019-2020; Journal Editor, 2020-present
  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising, Topic & Articles Editor, 2017-2020, Associate Editor, 2020-present
  • Christ Church Episcopal School, Alumni Board, 2016-present, Secretary, 2017-2018, Vice President, 2018-2019, President, 2019-2021; Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee, 2016-present
  • Community Foundation of Greenville, Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund Committee, 2016-present