David Bridgers is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Nashville office, where he 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 keen awareness to the business implications of litigation and have complimented his "steady hand and thoughtful approach to complex and emotional issues."

Recognized for his intellect and instincts in the courtroom by clients, colleagues and opposing counsel, Mr. Bridgers has earned a reputation for his ability to analyze problems and develop creative legal strategies and solutions. Clients from a wide range of industries value his ability to assemble effective litigation teams that address their concerns cost-effectively and confidently.

Mr. Bridgers' extensive healthcare experience entails representing clients – including hospitals, health systems, physicians, outpatient providers, home health agencies, durable medical equipment manufacturers and others – in fraud and abuse investigations and litigation. He is a trusted adviser to clients facing government enforcement actions and whistleblower lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act (FCA), responding to civil investigative demands (CIDs) and conducting internal investigations. Mr. Bridgers' fraud and abuse experience has focused significantly on physician relations matters involving Stark Law and anti-kickback statute (AKS) regulations as well as reimbursement disputes related to billing and coding issues.

Oil and gas companies, energy producers, mining companies and manufacturers rely on Mr. Bridgers' advice and counsel in high-profile environmental litigation and enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state agencies. He currently serves as common counsel to a group of five potentially responsible parties related to a Superfund site in the Northeast that is in the midst of a multiyear, multiphase remedial investigation being conducted by the EPA. In addition to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Mr. Bridgers has extensive experience with the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).


  • Vermont Law School, J.D./M.S.L., Environmental Law, magna cum laude
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.P.H., Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • University of the South, B.A., Philosophy
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Tennessee
Court Admissions
  • All U.S. District Courts in Tennessee
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Environmental Law, 2024