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Bridget O'Ryan

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Toll Free: 1.855.778.5055
Local: 317.255.1000
Fax: 317.255.1006

1901 Broad Ripple Ave
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

About Bridget

Immediately out of law school, Bridget worked for a consumer protection agency for the State of Florida. After moving back to the Midwest, she then began working for a large insurance company. After opening her own firm, she started receiving insurance claim denials that were mostly governed by ERISA (because most people get their insurance coverage through their employer). It was apparent at that time that this area of law was heavily slanted in favor of the insurance companies.

Bridget enjoys helping individuals who are in a very precarious position, especially with disability claims: their health is failing, they have lost their job, they have lost their income and the insurance company refuses to live up to the agreement they made to provide income replacement benefits when someone becomes ill or injured. The insurance companies are aggressive in denying these claims so it is rewarding to represent individuals who are generally at a disadvantage against these large insurance companies.

Bridget was born in Kittery, Maine. Her parents are originally from Michigan but because her father was in the Navy and stationed on the first nuclear powered submarine, the Nautilus, they ended up on the east coast. Her family later moved back to Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she grew up.

Bridget attended Michigan State University and later graduated from Florida State University College of Law. After law school, Bridget moved back to the Midwest because of family. Bridget and her family live in Broad Ripple and spend lots of time biking and walking the Monon to Carmel and downtown Indianapolis. In her free time, Bridget enjoys being outdoors: walking, biking, rollerblading, and kayaking. She also loves traveling, yoga, and trying new dining spots.

Education

J.D., Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida
With Honors: Book Award: Constitutional Law

B.A., Michigan State University
Major: Business Administration

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Association for Justice
Member

Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
Member

Indiana Federal Community Defenders
Board of Directors

Local Rules Advisory Committee Member, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana

Classes/Seminars Taught
  • ISBA Employment, Labor and Benefits Law Section, Nov. 12, 2014
  • Employee Benefits Litigation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, June 5, 2014
  • The Impact of Surveillance and Social Media on Disability Claims, 39th Annual
  • American Bar Association TIPS Mid-Winter Conference, January 18, 2014
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Revisited, 38th Annual ABA TIPS Midwinter Benefits Seminar, January 15, 2012
  • Judicial Review of Administrative Claims Decisions, ISBA ERISA Seminar, December 15, 2011
  • Recent Developments in ERISA Litigation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, February 17, 2011
  • ERISA Benefit Claims Litigation, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, October 1, 2009
  • Getting Medical Bills Paid Under ERISA, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Conference, April 17, 2008
  • Bad Faith in Disability Claims, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, February 23, 2006
  • Disability Benefits Under ERISA, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association's Annual Institute, November 3, 2005
  • Appealing Adverse Employee Benefit Decisions, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, March 29, 2005
  • Appealing Adverse Benefit Decisions Under ERISA, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, March 24, 2005
  • ERISA Litigation Update, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, February 24, 2002
Client Reviews
★★★★★
I can't thank you enough at The O'Ryan Law Firm for all you have done for me! I had questions and was really in a bind when I first started out but you took over and won my case! All of your valuable time and efforts were so appreciated! May God truly bless you and your business! Thanks for all of the encouragement and also doing your job in the most timely fashion! Truly the BEST LAW FIRM ANYWHERE!!! Denise
★★★★★
Thanks again for all your help with my eye sight case. Please feel free to use me as a reference for any of your potential clients who want to know if you are qualified or experienced in vision impairment cases like mine. I do read for a living and I really appreciate everything you did to help me recover the money my insurance company did not want to pay. You are definitely familiar with my vision impairment and how it disabled me for many months. Thanks again. You did a GREAT JOB. Best Regards, Mike D
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I am so incredibly thankful for your hard work and expertise on my case. This means so much to me, I started crying when I read your email. The settlement guarantees that I will be able to stay in my home with my son and not have to worry about moving back in with my parents in Illinois. This illness has, over the last several years, taken away nearly everything that was important to me, and my son was about all I had left. Knowing that I can stay in my home and continue to be a part of his daily life leaves me speechless with gratitude for you and your firm. Matthew K