David Bridgers

Seasoned trial attorney who routinely tackles complex litigation and government investigations

David Bridgers has cultivated a diverse practice over the past 25 years covering healthcare regulatory enforcement, environmental litigation and complex commercial disputes. He has been called thorough, relentless and, at times, unconventional in his approach to resolving high-level disputes. Clients in a variety of industries appreciate his sensitivity to the business implications of litigation and have complimented his "steady hand and thoughtful approach to complex and emotional issues."


David's Related Experience

Psychiatric services organization battles high stakes psychiatric malpractice case

Defended a psychiatric services organization in a psychiatric malpractice case in which a patient blamed his psychotic break, which resulted in the murder of his father, on mismanagement of his medication. The case settled after reaching confidential terms.


Energy and mining companies rely on Waller as common counsel in federal Superfund case

Serve as common counsel to a group of high-profile industrial companies identified as potentially responsible parties in connection with a federal Superfund site.


Multinational energy company involved in an Underground Storage Tank investigation in Tennessee

Served as co-counsel to a multinational energy company during a UST investigation by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and Tennessee Attorney General's Office. The work included negotiations and discussions with the Attorney General's office and TDEC regarding CID, production of documents, and substantive allegations, including extensive legal analysis.



  • J.D., Vermont Law School, 1993
    • Editorial Board, Vermont Law Review
  • M.S.L., magna cum laude, Vermont Law School, Environmental Law, 1993
    • Editorial Board of Vermont Law Review
  • M.P.H., University of Alabama at Birmingham, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 1988
  • B.A., University of the South, Philosophy, 1986

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, All Districts of Tennessee
  • U.S. Supreme Court, All Districts in Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations

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