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  • Patricia L. Pfeiffer
    Associate
  • 618-549-0777

Patricia L. Pfeiffer, is an associate at Brandon & Schmidt, 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 earlier this year

Education

  • 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

Organization

  • Co-Founder and Treasurer, Illinois Friends of Midwives

Admissions

  • 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.

Distinctions

  • 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
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