Bridget Duignan


Personal injury lawyer Bridget Duignan grew up on the south side of Chicago. Her desire to help others led her to join the legal profession. Prior to joining Latherow & Duignan Law Office, Ms. Duignan served as assistant counsel to the Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. Ms. Duignan analyzed proposed legislation and served as the Parliamentarian to the State Government and Insurance Committees. Upon entering private law practice, Ms. Duignan worked as a defense attorney in workers compensation and employment law. She gained valuable experience there, seeing injury claims from a defense perspective and seeing the ways big corporations make litigation difficult for injured and maligned individuals. Ms. Duignan uses this knowledge to help those injured because of others’ negligence.

Professional Memberships
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, appointed to Board of Directors 2016-2017
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Co-chair of Membership Committee and sits on the Legislative and Lobbying Committees
  • Illinois State Bar Association, appointed to Tort Section Council, 2011; elected and re-elected to the Assembly, 2008 – present
  • Chicago Bar Association, Co-Chair and Legislative Liaison for the Tort Litigation Committee
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, elected onto Board of Governors in 2016
  • American Association for Justice, Member
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2004
  • John Marshall Law School, JD, 2004
  • Illinois State University, Political Science, 2000
  • Lecturer on Trial Techniques for the Illinois State Bar Association & Illinois Trial Lawyer Association
  • Lecturer on the Rules of Evidence and Medical Records Law for Lorman Education Services
  • Authors a monthly column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Women, Law & Politics
  • Construction Safety Act, The Chicago Bar Association Tort Litigation Committee’s newsletter, Issue 10, June, 2009
  • May I Please See Your File? (a view of the self-critical analysis privilege), ITLA Journal, Vol. 10, Num. 2, Summer 2008