Bridget L. Smith

Bridget L. Smith

Bridget L. Smith concentrates her practice in Medicare compliance issues that arise in workers’ compensation and general liability settlements.

A frequent lecturer and author, Ms. Smith has presented at many national conferences and written numerous articles on Medicare Compliance. She has worked to save clients thousands of dollars by ensuring that Medicare allocations are fair and appropriate. Ms. Smith has also taken a proactive approach to Medicare compliance by providing clients with risk management strategies and policy guidelines to protect them from potential liabilities in the Medicare and Medicaid process.

Prior to joining Burns White, Ms. Smith served as one of the Founders and Vice Chair of a Medicare corporate compliance practice at a midsize, Pittsburgh-based law firm. Throughout her 14 years there, she assisted clients in developing procedures to address Medicare and Medicaid issues in the litigation and workers’ compensation process, and provided in-house training to employers and defense counsel on compliance issues.

Ms. Smith received a J.D. and an M.A. in Social and Public Policy from Duquesne University. She received a B.A. in Political Science from Gannon University. After law school, Ms. Smith clerked for Judge Daniel R. Pellegrini of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

An active member of her community, Ms. Smith has supported a wide range of charitable organizations, including Habitat for Humanity.

Areas of Law

  • Medicare Compliance
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Litigation


  • Duquesne University
    • (J.D., 2000)
    • (M.A., 1995)
  • Gannon University (B.A., 1992)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • National Association of Medicare Set Aside Professionals


  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in 2011-2016
  • Selected for inclusion on the 2008 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” list

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Burns White Center
48 26th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222



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