Patricia is responsible for the family law practice at CHGO. She represents clients in dissolution of marriage proceedings, legal separations, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, proceedings to modify existing decrees, proceedings to enforce existing decrees, proceedings to collect child and spousal support, paternity proceedings and adult abuse and child abuse proceedings.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Committee member, Missouri Bar Family Law Section Continued Legal Education Planning (2012 - present)
- Missouri Bar Family Law Section Executive Council - Southern District of Missouri (2011 - 2014)
- Leadership roles in the Women’s Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis, including President (2005 - 2010)
- Former chair of the Family & Juvenile Law Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (2003-2004)
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
- Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Missouri Chapter
- Recognized by the Political Science Chapter of the University of Missouri - St. Louis Alumni Association for outstanding achievement as a Distinguished Alumnus (2014)
- Recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers (2009 – 2012)
- Received the Award of Merit from the Young Lawyers’ Division of the Bar Association of Greater St. Louis (2004)
- Included in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 in the field of Family Law
- J.D., University of Missouri – Columbia, School of Law, 1999
- B.S., Political Science, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 1995
- Served for more than five years on the Executive Board of Lawyers for Kids (formerly known as, “Heritage House”), an organization dedicated to providing a safe environment for high conflict families to exchange custody of their children
- Inspired by a former client’s son’s struggles with Cystic Fibrosis and a passion to find a cure, Tricia participates in Xtreme hikes to raise money for the Gateway Chapter of CF. She hiked more than 30 miles in one day in the Ozark Mountain Range in the Fall of 2015 and is challenging herself again with another hike (15 miles) in Hawn State Park this Spring. Why does she hike? Because she can and so many afflicted with CF cannot. With the money raised, she is hoping those who cannot walk now have a chance to reach those heights in the future. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system. There is no cure. The average life expectancy for someone with CF is between 42- 50 years of age.