40 Under Forty 2021



She’s a tenacious litigator.”

C ommitted to her clients. That is how peers describe Bridget Davis, a fam- ily law attorney with Chicago’s Berger Schatz. As her fellow attorneys say, Davis works hard not just to represent her clients, but to lead them to the best possible resolu- tion in the most efficient way possible. Emotions run high in family law cases. Davis takes the necessary steps to avoid court intervention by resolving matters outside of the courtroom. But in cases in which this is not possi- ble? Davis is a fearless and compassionate advocate in court for her clients. Gloria Block, managing partner at Hof- fenberg & Block, LLC stated, “Bridget is al- ways a well prepared, insightful attorney. She is the epitome or professionalism. She personifies everything that is positive in family law. Her word is her bond.” Attorney Azadeh Akbari has known Da- vis since 2015, when both attorneys were associates. The two worked strategies together for their cases, and while doing this, Akbari soon discovered just how deep Davis’ knowledge of the law ran. Akbari said that she often turned to Da- vis for advice on litigation issues because of her extensive trial experience, skills and her familiarity with judges. “Bridget achieves results for her clients through her fierce advocacy,” Akbari said. “She cares about her clients and she’s invested in the people she represents, a quality that is rare but extremely im- portant in the area of family law. She’s a tenacious litigator. She works faster than almost anyone I know, while maintaining quality and a high level of legal skill.”

Akbari points to two results that show- case Davis’ skills. She earned sole deci- sion-making and a majority parenting schedule for a father against the recom- mendation of the Child’s Representative and expert. She also obtained court-sanc- tioned international relocation for a client. Davis also gives back to her profession. She serves as the chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Domestic Relations Com- mittee. Davis is also a frequent speaker on family law matters. Timothy Jasper, partner with Chicago law firm Davis|Friedman, served as oppos- ing counsel on a difficult case with Davis including, amongst other issues, an IPO of a private company going public. The result? Davis successfully negotiat- ed a settlement to save the marital estate more than $12 million. “Bridget not only had to know some intricate details regarding IPOs, she also had to navigate a tough non-disclosure agreement with her client and his prior company,” Jasper said. For years, Bridget has been participat- ing in David Inlander, managing partner at Fischel Kahn, matrimonial mediations involving cases with complicated finan- cial issues and at times unique, challeng- ing situations. Inlander said, “Bridget represented her clients with a staunch advocacy, creativity in problem solving, and thoroughness in analysis. She is not only highly responsible, but respectful of everyone engaged in the process. Those traits are very special for any attorney, but are especially noteworthy for someone at Bridget’s young age.”

FIRM Berger Schatz

LAW SCHOOL University of Illinois College of Law AREA OF PRACTICE Family law



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