Patricia L. Gifford — Senior Associate Attorney
Patricia L.M. Gifford joined Spiros Law, P.C. as a Senior Associate attorney in 2014 after having spent over eight years practicing primarily plaintiff’s nursing home abuse and neglect and medical malpractice in Chicago. There, she helped obtain numerous multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for clients in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Tricia has achieved over $25 million in nursing home and medical malpractice cases. These notable results include a $1.5 million dollar medical malpractice settlement, a $1 million dollar nursing home fall settlement, a $1 million dollar nursing home elopement settlement, a $919,000 nursing home negligence settlement, and a $6.5 million dollar birth injury settlement.
In September 2019, Tricia received a jury verdict of $1.668 million for her client in a chiropractic malpractice case. The jury’s verdict was the highest chiropractic malpractice verdict recorded in Peoria County and the third highest in Illinois.
Tricia has been recognized by Super Lawyers as an Illinois Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 and as a Super Lawyer every year since 2016. She was also recognized as a 2018 Leading Lawyer by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Leading Lawyers, and as a one of the Top Women Lawyers by Chicago Lawyer Magazine in 2018.
She served on the board of the East Central Illinois Women’s Attorney Association (ECIWAA) whose mission is to promote the full participation of women in the practice of law and the judiciary. She is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association (ITLA) and the ITLA Women’s Caucus.
Tricia earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois in Champaign and began her career in the private business sector. After several years of corporate success as director of U.S. Field Operations, she decided to leave the corporate world in order to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an attorney. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, 2nd in her class, from John Marshall Law School in January 2006.
As a native of Central Illinois, Tricia is thrilled to return to her roots to seek justice for individuals who have suffered from the negligence of others. She truly feels that there is nothing more rewarding than fighting for justice, equality, and basic fairness, especially when you’re fighting for people who can’t fight for themselves.
Tricia’s leadership, organizational, and technological skills, along with her unsurpassed dedication and commitment to her clients, make her a true asset to Spiros Law, P.C..