Bridget is a managing partner at the law firm, Latherow & Duignan, where she has represented victims of medical negligence, construction negligence, sexual abuse, and wrongful death, for over 15 years. She is active in the legal community, having been elected as Second-Vice President of the Illinois State Bar Association (President in 2025), and appointed as Chair of its Illinois Lawyers’ Political Action Committee. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Bar Foundation and on the Board of Managers for the Illinois Trial Lawyers.

Bridget is also active in her local community having served as Chair of the St. Barnabas School Board (2021), and currently serves as Legal Advisor to the Farmworkers Landscapers Advocacy Project (FLAP) and on the Board for Catherine’s Caring Cause.

Bridget has written, lectured and advocated for women in the workplace during her entire career, including having written a column for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Women, Law & Politics, published on a monthly basis, covering topics that affect women in the workplace, including parental leave and equal pay. She also testified before an Illinois House Committee on the Equal Rights Amendment and before the House Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Task Force on non-disclosure agreements. Her testimony on non-disclosure agreements prompted her to author the initial draft that became the Workplace Transparency Act, signed into law by Governor Pritzker in 2019. Bridget was a 2020 recipient of the Top Women Lawyers in Leadership Award.

Bridget was born and raised on the south side of Chicago and currently lives in the St. Barnabas Parish with her husband, Jose Rivero, an attorney representing injured workers in compensation matters, and their three children Jose (14), Finian (12) and Ela (9).