Tricia was born and raised in Southern Illinois. She earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign and began her career in the private business sector where she became Director of U.S. Field Operations for a $350 million dollar client services organization. After 12 years of corporate success, she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an attorney in order to help victims of negligence find justice.
She graduated second in her class, summa cum laude, from John Marshall Law School in 2006. Since then, Tricia has helped to recover a number of multi-million dollar settlements for clients in all types of nursing home and medical malpractice cases. Tricia began her legal career with a firm in Chicago focusing on nursing home and medical malpractice. In 2014, she left Chicago and relocated to Champaign, home of her alma mater, to continue to help victims of negligence in Central Illinois find justice.
Tricia joined Malman Law in 2020 as Senior Attorney and Chief Operating Officer. She also leads our Central Illinois office. Tricia has been named as an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since 2016. She has been named a Leading Lawyer by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin every year since 2016.
Thus far, she has a perfect record at trial and has received jury verdicts in her clients’ favor in every trial. In her most recent trial, Tricia received a jury verdict of $1.668 million after a week-long jury trial in Peoria. The case involved a chiropractor who negligently performed manipulations and adjustments to a 17-year-old girl who sustained a long thoracic nerve injury requiring five surgeries. It is the largest chiropractic malpractice verdict reported in Peoria County and the third largest reported in Illinois.
She has achieved over $30 million in nursing home and medical malpractice settlements and verdicts. These notable results include a $1 million nursing home elopement settlement, $1 million nursing home fall settlement, a $970,000 medical malpractice settlement, a $919,000 nursing home negligence settlement and a $861,000 nursing home tracheostomy tube error settlement.
If you or somebody you know has suffered from a personal injury or been abused or neglected, Attorney Patricia Gifford can help you with your case. Don’t hesitate to contact Malman Law today to schedule your free consultation and receive the care and legal representation that you deserve.