I have deep roots in downstate Illinois--just take a look at my garden. Before I was... more
I have deep roots in downstate Illinois--just take a look at my garden. Before I was a lawyer I cooked for a living for 12 years, and I've found that no amount of cooking skills can substitute for produce picked right from your back yard. Central Illinois has amazing soil and a long but tricky growing season (I've lost tomato pepper plants to frost in June.) I've lived in Illinois since 1975, g... view profile
In the context of a personal injury case, I generally understand that the last thing... more
In the context of a personal injury case, I generally understand that the last thing a client wants to do is share their compensation from an injury that they have suffered. In my first conversation with many clients, I find myself telling them to negotiate with the insurance company first, if they get nowhere on that front, call me back. There is no need to use a lawyer if the insurance carr... view profile
I believe that all victims deserve the best representation. In many cases, the... more
I believe that all victims deserve the best representation. In many cases, the playing field is slanted in favor of big insurance companies and defendants. I strive to level the playing field and attain for my clients the compensation that they deserve. While not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, and playing golf, tennis, and fishing.
Patricia (Tricia) Gifford earned her Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law... more
Patricia (Tricia) Gifford earned her Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School, Chicago, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in January 2006. Graduating second in her law school class, her GPA was 3.94. While at John Marshall, Tricia was a member of The John Marshall Law Review, a Dean's Scholar, a Herzog Scholar, and participated in the National Mock Trial Team Competition. She rece... view profile
If one thing can be said about Miranda's interactions with her clients, it is that... more
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. During law school, Miranda received accolades for her performance in the area of Advanced Legal Research and as a member of the Law Schools trav... view profile
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. For example, if you are in a car accident or are the victim of a botched surgery, a personal injury attorney can help. They know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.