Bridget Wholey
Associate / Chicago

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Bridget represents clients in complex products-liability and consumer-class-action litigation in federal and state court—both before and during trial, and on appeal. Her experience includes drafting dispositive motions and appellate briefs, taking and defending depositions, and preparing fact and expert witnesses for depositions and trial.

Bridget also maintains an active pro bono practice. She has significant experience representing federal prisoners in connection with motions for compassionate release and in civil rights litigation relating to conditions of confinement. Bridget has earned several awards for this work, including the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois' Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service.

Before joining Goldman Ismail, Bridget completed a clerkship at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and worked as an associate at another national law firm. She earned her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and her J.D. summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School.

    • Associate, Sidley & Austin
  • B.A. from the  and her J.D. summa cum laude from

    • University of Texas at Austin (B.A. Government)
    • Notre Dame Law School (J.D.)
  • State of Illinois