Bridget A. Zerner
Bridget Zerner is a member of the bars of Massachusetts and New York and is admitted to the United States District Courts of Massachusetts and the Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First, Seventh, and Eleventh Circuit.
Since joining the firm in 2006, Bridget has represented clients in civil and criminal matters in Massachusetts and New York, and in federal cases across the country, including California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, and Utah. Her practice has predominantly focused on civil litigation of commercial and fraud disputes as well as defense of civil and criminal government actions. Over the years she and Markham have tried cases together involving claims of fraud, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act violations, securities fraud, civil forfeiture, insurance disputes, contract disputes, and defamation as well as handled cases involving discrimination, student rights and violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She also has experience defending criminal cases including charges of drug distribution, assault and battery, and fraud.
Bridget grew up in Maryland until moving to Washington, DC to attend American University where she double majored in Law & Society and Philosophy and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2004 graduating summa cum laude with University Honors in philosophy and was inducted into the academic honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Bridget then moved to Boston in 2004 and was awarded a J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2007. During her studies at Boston College, Bridget was a participant, then a co-leader, of the Indian Law Service project that organized service trips to the Navajo Nation where law students interned for the Navajo Supreme Court and Department of Justice. She also interned for a summer in New Mexico where she provided legal aid services for the Navajo Nation and Jicarilla-Apache tribe. Bridget also participated in the Boston College Defenders clinical program where she was a student advocate representing clients in criminal cases in Dorchester District Court.