Meet Bridget H. Norton, ESQ.


Beaufort, South Carolina


(843) 379-3900


Bridget Hillebrand Norton is partner in Brown & Norton, LLC. Bridget has dedicated her practice to advocating for clients in separation, divorce and child custody actions as well as post-divorce contempt and modification proceedings. She is a highly-skilled divorce trial attorney and is also a distinguished South Carolina Certified Family Court Mediator. Bridget also serves as a Guardian ad Litem in contested custody matters.

Bridget’s experience includes representing clients in highly sensitive and complex matters which include equitable division of assets and debts, alimony, complex business valuation and income determination, child custody, child support and premarital agreements. Bridget also has training and experience in collaborative law.

Bridget began her family law career in Atlanta, Georgia where she was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia and practiced with Bovis, Kyle, Burch & Medlin, LLC. She continued her family law practice when her family moved to Little Rock, Arkansas where she was admitted to the Arkansas State Bar and practiced with Dover, Dixon Horne PLLC.

Bridget and her family established their home in Beaufort, South Carolina in 2017 where she was admitted to the South Carolina Bar and began her practice with Grady. Bridget has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Court and the Georgia Supreme Court. Bridget served on the Judicial Qualifications Committee and currently serves as an officer of the Beaufort County Bar Association.

Bridget graduated from The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctor and Graduate Diploma in Civil Law, cum laude, from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2010. While in law school, Bridget was a Faculty Merit Scholar and named to the Chancellor’s List. She also served as an officer for the Trial Advocacy Board and Moot Court Board during her tenure. In addition, Bridget excelled in multiple trial and appellate advocacy competitions earning her regional and national awards.

Bridget currently resides in Beaufort, South Carolina with her husband Julien, a physician with Charleston ENT and Allergy, and their two children. Outside of the office, Bridget is active in her community and enjoys spending time with her family, being on the water, playing tennis and cheering on her UGA Bulldogs and LSU Tigers.


  • University of Georgia, B.A. in Political Science
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., G.D.C.L., cum laude
  • United States District Court
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • State Bar of South Carolina
  • South Carolina Certified Family Court Mediator
  • Beaufort County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georiga
  • State Bar of Arkansas
  • International Academy of Collaborative Law Professionals

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At Brown & Norton, LLC, our attorneys understand that Divorce & Family Law matters can often involve complex and sensitive issues which can have an immediate and lasting impact on you, your family, your finances and your future.
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    I couldn’t have had a more flawless divorce if it wasn’t for Bridget. She handled my case with swift action in a timely manner, keeping everything short and expedient. I want to thank the entire law office for what they’ve done for me!

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    My legal battle was very complex. Following representation of three separate lawyers who were unable to assist, I sought legal Counsel from Bridget Norton. She is honest, direct, no nonsense, brilliant & a SHARK. Highly recommended - especially if the odds are not in your favor.

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    Bridget took over my divorce after my first attorney had to step down due to illness. What an blessing! Bridget availed herself to answer my calls, communicated to me the things I needed to know, and made me feel as if I were her most important client. Bridget’s understanding of the divorce process, from legal knowledge to emotional support, makes her an outstanding attorney and one I can highly recommend.

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    Words will never be sufficient in expressing my gratitude to Bridget. She performed at the highest level of expertise and worked with me diligently every step of the way. The level of professionalism and compassion that is practiced at this firm is outstanding. In each court appearance Bridget was prepared, organized, and presented herself with confidence and eloquence.

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    I am so thankful I chose a law office that really had my best interest in mind. Brown/Norton were very professional, straight forward, and went to work fast. Bridget and her office staff kept me informed, and answered back quickly when I called or emailed. This office went over and beyond to make sure I understood every aspect of my case without false promises. You want honesty and integrity Brown/Norton is the firm you want!

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    I was very satisfied with the legal services received from Mrs. Bridget Norton at Brown & Norton. Top notch professionalism. Mrs. Norton was able to articulate all necessary information so that I could understand it and made my case as painless as possible. I would give them my highest recommendation for anybody seeking a great family law attorney in the LowCountry.

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    We came to Brown and Norton on the recommendation of a friend. We were nervous and unsure of the entire legal procedures needed for our situation. Mr. Brown and Mrs. Norton took their time to explain everything and has been with us for the entire process. We are forever thankful for their commitment to us and guiding us through with grace and kindness.

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