Patricia L. Gifford — Senior Associate Attorney
Patricia L. Gifford joined Spiros Law, P.C. as a Senior Associate attorney in 2014 after having spent over eight years practicing plaintiff’s personal injury work in Chicago where she helped to numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for clients in all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Notably, Tricia helped to recover a $6.5 million birth injury settlement for a young girl who suffers from cerebral palsy due to medical malpractice. Additionally, Tricia aided in obtaining a $6.5 million trucking accident settlement for the family of a 32-year-old woman who was killed when her family’s pick-up truck was rear-ended by a semi-truck.
Recently, Tricia has achieved over $20 million in nursing home and medical malpractice cases. These notable results include a $1 million nursing home fall settlement, a $970,000 medical malpractice settlement, a $919,000 nursing home negligence settlement, and an $861,000 settlement against a nursing home for a tracheostomy tube error.
Tricia also recently obtained two noteworthy nursing home verdicts for victims of negligence – a $645,000 verdict and an $842,000 verdict – both in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Additionally, in 2009, Tricia achieved a $1 million jury verdict for the family of a 54-year-old blind nursing home resident who exited a window and died from fall-related injuries.
Outside of the courtroom, Tricia serves as co-chair of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s Legislative Committee. The Committee was instrumental in the passage of legislation that has made it easier for families to obtain their loved ones’ medical records.
Tricia earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois in Champaign and began her career in the private business sector. After 12 years of corporate success as director of U.S. Field Operations, she decided to leave the $550 million client services organization in order to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a plaintiff’s attorney.
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.
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.