Zach Linsey (’12) helps launch website addressing state, local policy issues

Zach Linsey (’12) and several other young attorneys working in Washington, D.C., have started a website to address state and local policy issues.

The writers collaborate to post and feature one article a week on Bridge50.com about a variety of topics.

“Working in Washington, I witnessed the gridlock that is plaguing our country first hand,” Linsey said. “My friends and I believe that now, more than ever, we need to pursue an ideology of pragmatism. Bridge50.com is our attempt to provide people with a media outlet that focuses on common sense solutions to problems rather than ideological debate.  Furthermore, because each of our contributors has a legal background, Bridge50.com provides a unique perspective that combines policy with the law.”

According to Linsey, the early success of Bridge50.com is attributable to their mission. “Americans have a strong desire to move past the gridlock in Washington,” he said.

The web site has received more than 30,000 views in the first few months of going live.

Another section is being added to the website that will focus on state court/commission opinions that have a local impact, according to Linsey.

“The U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Courts of Appeals get the most notoriety, state legal bodies are just as likely to affect everyday life, but receive little attention,” he said.

Linsey practiced defense litigation in Charlotte for Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe and Garafolo before moving to the nation’s capital.  His passion for policy and politics led him to leave Hedrick Gardner to work as a Policy Fellow for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Zach Linsey ('12)

Zach Linsey (’12)