Patricia L. Pfeiffer is an associate at Brandon, Schmidt & Montgomery, practicing general civil litigation, medical malpractice, and insurance defense. Ms. Pfeiffer earned her Bachelor’s Degrees cum laude in English and Theater from Southern Illinois University. Prior to attending law school she co-owned and operated a doula business, Magnolia Doulas, helping expecting mothers navigate the transition into parenthood. Through birth work, she co-founded Illinois Friends of Midwives in 2011 to lobby for broadening access to midwifery care in Illinois, which ultimately succeeded in passing legislation.


  • J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law, cum laude, 2021
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University, cum laude, 2005
  • B.A., Southern Illinois University, cum laude, 2005


  • Co-Founder and Treasurer, Illinois Friends of Midwives

Admissions Details

  • Illinois State Bar

Published Material

  • Patricia Pfeiffer, What Attorneys Need to Know About Illinois’s Preparation to Expand Access to Home Birth by Licensing Certified Professional Midwives, Health Care Lawyer (the Newsletter of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Section on Health Care Law), Vol.38 No.1, September2021 at 1, 10-14.


  • National Association of Woman Lawyers 2021 Outstanding Law Student Award
  • Best Brief 2019 SlU LAW Intramural Moot Court Competition

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Jackson Country Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Birth Rights Bar Association, Member
  • McHenry County Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Woman Lawyers, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association

Office Location

  • Brandon, Schmidt & Montgomery


    916 West Main Street
    P.O. Box 3898
    Carbondale, Illinois 62901, US