Bridget Moreno Lopez '99, managing partner of the Dallas office of Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, will be the Keynote Speaker for School of Law May 2022 Commencement.
Bridget Moreno Lopez, the managing partner of the Dallas office of Linebarger Goggan
Blair & Sampson, LLP, will speak as a part of this year's Texas Tech University School of Law Hooding Ceremony at 7 p.m. May 14 in the United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana
Lopez, a graduate of the School of Law in 1999, joined the Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP law firm in 2004. Linebarger is a national firm that represents governmental entities in 12 states and has 48 offices. In 2014, Lopez was appointed Managing Partner of the Dallas office, the second largest office in the firm and became the youngest person to join the firm's Management Committee, where she has served for the last 8 years. She also serves as the chair of the firm's Public Affairs Committee.
Lopez began her career at the Dallas County District Attorney's Office as a child abuse and family violence prosecutor. In four years, she took 150 jury trials to verdict.
“We are proud to have Bridget Moreno Lopez address our graduates,” said Jack Wade Nowlin, dean and W. Frank Newton professor of law. “Her outstanding career and enthusiastic service to the community set a wonderful example for our graduates. Bridget's message will be uplifting and will inspire graduates to lead as they enter the practice of law.”
Throughout her career, Lopez has been inspired by the opportunity to serve the community. She served as the youngest member of the Redistricting Commission charged with redrawing Dallas City Council district lines. Lopez has also served on the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Board, the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center Board of Directors, and as the Hispanic 100 Latina Giving Circle Co-Chair.
Lopez was recently awarded the “Outstanding Award in Business” by the City of Dallas and elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation, an honor given each year to one-third of one percent of Texas attorneys.
A first-generation college student herself, Lopez and her husband established the Bridget and Roy Lopez First-Generation Endowed Scholarship,
There will be a reception prior to the ceremony at 4:30 p.m. at the School of Law. Graduates and guests are welcome to tour the School of Law building beginning at 10:00 a.m.