Miranda L. Soucie – Partner
Miranda L. Soucie practices in a broad range of litigation, with a focus in the area of serious personal injury cases, including automobile accidents, trucking accidents, birth injuries, medical negligence, defective drugs and devices, and workplace injuries. She is licensed to practice in both Illinois and Florida.
Miranda has quickly earned a reputation for being a fierce advocate for her clients. She is a passionate and well-rounded litigator. If one thing can be said about Miranda’s interactions with her clients, it is that she truly cares. Having been through the process of a personal injury suit herself, she is uniquely in touch with what it is like to be in the client’s shoes. This fact is reiterated consistently by Miranda’s clients:
“You are the greatest! We know our case wasn’t an easy endeavor and you were able to pull strings that weren’t very long to get a hold of. Some things are better left to the pros at Spiros. We are very pleased with our results.” -Client 2017
“It’s been a long road for us, but I always knew the case was in the best hands possible. Both of your hard work, knowledge and expertise led to the successful fruition of this case.” – Client 2015
“We have enjoyed having you as our lawyer and if we ever need a lawyer again we will call you. Thank you for being not only a good lawyer, but a friend.” – Client 2014
“Thanks again for all the hard work you & Jim have done on my case. I know I had the best!” – Client 2014
“My sincere thanks for your friendship and assistance during the past two years. It was a pleasure working with you and I appreciate the professional manner in which you handled the matter on my behalf.” – Client 2013
Likewise, Miranda’s tireless efforts have led to an ever-growing list of substantial victories within the courtroom and millions of dollars in settlements. Miranda’s efforts on behalf of her clients has also been recognized by her peers throughout Illinois. In 2015, she was named by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin as an Emerging Lawyer in the State of Illinois. This is an honor extended only to those lawyers who are the most recommended by their peers in statewide surveys. In addition, she was also recognized as a 2015 Rising Star by Super Lawyer, another listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained high degrees of peer recognition and professional achievement. In 2015, she was named as 40 under 40 by the Central Illinois Business Magazine, which recognizes the achievements, leadership, innovation, experience and community involvement of young professionals in Central Illinois.
Driven by a ceaseless desire for intellectual and creative growth, Miranda has written several articles for a variety of legal publications and has also completed speaking engagements concerning an assortment of relevant legal issues. In 2014, Miranda was appointed as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Illinois College of Law, where she teaches trial skills to the traveling trial team which competes nationwide.
Miranda serves on the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s (ITLA) Civil Practice & Rules Committee. She also serves as the President of the East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association (ECIWAA). In addition to her work with ITLA and ECIWAA, Miranda is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) and the American Association for Justice (AAJ).
Miranda is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. She earned her B.A. with High Honors from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. During law school, Miranda received accolades for her performance in the area of Advanced Legal Research, receiving the highest grade in her class for her legal pathfinder. She was one of ten members chosen to the Law School’s traveling trial team. She was a recipient of the Pro Bono Notation for volunteering numerous hours of legal services to those in need, including service to Champaign County Court Appointed Special Advocates and Louisiana’s Resurrection After Exoneration.
If she has any spare time, Miranda enjoys camping, spending time with her two dogs, snowboarding, running half-marathons, traveling, and a variety of other athletic activities. She volunteers locally with the Copper Creek Presbyterian Church Business Committee and Middle School Youth Group, as well as with Kingdom’s Cause, where she helps with home repairs and develops relationships with the community at large.