Tricia knew she wanted to be an attorney when she was 10 years old - being an attorney seemed glamorous and exciting. It was not until college, when Tricia was selected for Eastern Illinois University's mock trial time, that she realized how much she would enjoy litigation and courtroom work. After being accepted to the John Marshall Law School with a Dean's Scholarship, she added excellent writing skills to her love of working in the courtroom, winning the Dean Fred F. Herzog Moot Court Competition. Tricia was awarded a Moot Court Executive Board scholarship and went on to compete in regional and interstate competitions during her law school career. While in law school, Tricia worked as an intern for the Illinois Attorney General's Office in the consumer fraud division and as a Supreme Court Rule 711 clerk for the Chicago Legal Clinic. While at the Chicago Legal Clinic, Tricia began assisting clients with family law cases, including divorces and Orders of Protection, as well as child support enforcement. This allowed her an opportunity to appreciate the needs of her clients and to appear in the Cook County Domestic Relations division regularly. After two years of practice primarily in Cook County, Tricia began practicing in Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Dekalb counties and has built an excellent reputation with judges and opposing attorneys. Since 2002, Tricia's practice has been solely concentrated in family law and domestic relations, including but not limited to complex financial cases, issues of maintenance, contested custody litigation, and appeals. For nearly 14 years, Tricia's goal has been to represent her clients zealously with integrity and compassion, whether during tough settlement negotiations or litigation.