Bridget Ruschak

Associate Chicago

A skilled Product Liability and Mass Tort Litigation attorney who focuses her practice on Chemical Exposure and Toxic Torts.

Bridget brings a strong background in civil litigation thanks to her clerkship for Hon. Michael F. Otto in the Cook County Circuit Court. Bridget managed a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation matters while clerking for Judge Otto including, but not limited to, fraud, defamation, trade secrets and tortuous interference. Her experience in litigation also extends to her time spent with Northwestern’s Community Justice and Civil Rights Clinic.


Education & Admissions

  • Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2021
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 2016
Admitted to Practice
  • Illinois
Judicial Clerkships
  • Hon. Michael F. Otto, Circuit Court of Cook County, 2021-2023

Activities & Professional Associations

Past Activities

  • Northwestern Community Justice and Civil Rights Clinic, Legal Intern, 2020
  • Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project, Legal Intern, 2019
  • Penn-Trafford High School Mock Trial, Assistant Coach, 2017-2018

Professional Associations

  • Illinois Bar Association