A lawyer with a prestigious firm, Bridget Roll Penick ’95 is one of this year’s alumni award winners. After graduating magna cum laude from Central with a degree in political science and Spanish, Penick received her Juris Doctorate with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1998.
Penick is a shareholder and president of the Board of Directors of Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. She is a member of the firm’s Employment and Labor Law Group. Penick advises clients on compliance with federal, state and local employment and labor laws. She also assists clients with employment-related immigration issues.
Penick has been named one of Chambers USA American Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers for several years. She is also a member of the Iowa State Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section Council and the Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section. She belongs to the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is a fellow of Litigation Counsel of America™. She is currently serving as a member of the Polk County Bar Association’s Board of Directors.
Her memories of Central include participating on the Mock Trial team, gaining “sisters for life” in Sigma Phi Omega, studying abroad in London and interning in Parliament and spending a spring break mission trip in Appalachia.
Penick has been married to her husband Wes for 16 years. Together they have four daughters: Madeline, Elizabeth, Caroline and Emerson. They live in Clive, Iowa.