Tricia L. Legittino

BIO

Tricia is a shareholder of the Firm and serves as one of the Firm's trial attorneys. She has spent the last two decades honing her skills as a trial attorney. Upon graduation from law school in 1996, Tricia accepted a position as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General in the Criminal Prosecutions Division. As an Assistant Attorney General, Tricia prosecuted jury and bench trials for crimes such as tax evasion, theft, fraud and murder. In 2000, Ms. Legittino was the youngest Assistant Attorney general to hold a supervisory position when she was appointed as the Deputy Bureau Chief of the Sexually Violent Persons Bureau.

Since entering private practice in 2002, Tricia has represented clients in broad array of commercial litigation disputes such as employment litigation, securities litigation as well as in creditor's rights cases and contested real estate matters. In the employment law arena, Tricia counsels employers on issues regarding terminations, handbook policies and the Family Medical Leave Act. She has also represented both employers and employees in Federal and State court employment matters as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and various state agencies.

Tricia has also represented brokers and individual investors in securities matters. This includes broker dealers and brokers in investigations before federal grand juries, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Tricia also successfully represented her clients in arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the National Futures Association.

At the Firm, Ms. Legittino is responsible for heading up the litigation of various commercial disputes with an emphasis on commercial lending and real estate cases. Her clients include community, national and international banks, private lenders, real estate firms, real estate brokers, securities firms and securities brokers.

PRACTICE AREAS

Creditors' Rights and Commercial Litigation

Business Litigation

Employment Litigation

EDUCATION

Dominican University, B.A.

The John Marshall Law School, J.D.

ADMISSIONS

State Bar of California
State Bar of Illinois
US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
US District Court, Central District of California
US District Court, Northern District of California
US District Court, Southern District of California
US District Court, Eastern District of California

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

Commercial Real Estate Finance Council ("CREFC")
Los Angeles County Bar Association
State Bar of California, Labor & Employment and Litigation sections

PRESENTATIONS

“Think Before You Delete: The Current Status of Electronic Discovery” - Quick Profits

“Think Before You Delete: Spoliation and E-Discovery” - Law 360

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Tricia L. Legittino, Attorney at Law