Bridget Bailey Lipscomb, Esq., serves as an Assistant Director in the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ"), Civil Division, Environmental Torts Office where supervises teams litigating multi-billion dollar scientific cases that present complicated legal issues, typically involving historical records and discovery databases that often exceed millions of documents. She recently received the 2022 Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service to the Civil Division and the United States Department of Justice.
Ms. Lipscomb has served as a Senior Trial Counsel in the DOJ, Civil Division, Torts Branch, Federal Tort Claims Act ("FTCA") Office. There, she commonly served as lead counsel defending the United States in complex tort litigation, including medical malpractice, law enforcement, and maintenance of federal lands, and provided guidance to Assistant United States Attorneys on complicated FTCA matters.
Before joining the DOJ, Ms. Lipscomb served as Legislative Counsel for United States Senator Lamar Alexander from Tennessee, where among other duties, she advised on all legal issues. She was also a partner at Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C. (currently Lewis Thomason), where she successfully tried primarily civil lawsuits in federal and state courts in various areas of the law.
Ms. Lipscomb received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, summa cum laude, and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Grambling State University. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law.