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Emily I. Bridges

Emily I. Bridges


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Emily Bridges is a member of the firm's litigation team, where she focuses on antitrust and franchise litigation.

Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Emily received a B.A. from Furman University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Emily earned her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2015. While at USC Law, she served as Editor in Chief of the South Carolina Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court Bar, Women in Law and Student Bar Association.

  • Edward (Jack) Wood Dunham Rising Scholars Award, American Bar Association Forum on Franchising (2016)
  • Star of the Quarter Award, South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division (2017)
  • United Way Young Philanthropists
  • Greenville Chamber of Commerce PULSE Young Professionals
    • Pacesetters (class of 2017)
  • Christ Church Episcopal School
    • Alumni Board (2016- present)
    • Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee (2016-present)
  • Community Foundation of Greenville
    • Margaret Linder Southern Endowment Fund Committee (2016-present)
  • Young Executive Board for The Commerce Club of Greenville
    • Board Member and Social Events Chair (2016-2017)
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2015
  • Furman University, B.A., History, Summa Cum Laude, 2012
  • South Carolina
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • American Bar Association
    • Forum on Franchising
    • Intellectual Property Section
  • South Carolina Bar
    • Young Lawyers Division, Co-Chair Bar Convention Committee
    • Color of Justice Program Moderator
Academic Honors
  • Editor-in-Chief, South Carolina Law Review
  • Compleat Lawyer Award – Bronze (2015)
  • Order of the Coif (2015)
  • Order of the Wig and Robe (2014)
  • Richard J. Foster Award (2013)
  • J. Waties Waring Scholarship (2012-15)
  • CALI Award
    • Civil Procedure (2013)
    • Evidence (2014)
    • Appellate Advocacy (2014)
    • Civil Litigation Capstone (2015)
  • John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court (2014-15)

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