Tricia M. Pride represents clients in labor and employment litigation. Leveraging more than 15 years of experience, she primarily handles workplace and professional sports injury disputes, including claims involving wage and hour issues, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), and 132(a) discrimination and serious and willful claims.
In addition to handling all aspects of employment litigation defense—including trials and appeals—Tricia counsels public and private companies, as well as third party administrators, and advises on strategies in order to both mitigate the risk of going to trial and minimize exposure for her clients. A portion of her practice is also committed to immigration law, which she added to assist clients with the area's ever-changing legal landscape.
A master negotiator, Tricia's clients also benefit from her extensive alternative dispute resolution experience. She has also received several Take Nothing defense verdicts with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and is known for her smart and aggressive litigation style.
Tricia is an integral part of Hinshaw's diversity efforts. In addition to serving as co-leader of Hinshaw's Black Attorney Affinity Network, she was appointed to the firm's Diversity Committee. Selected as a 2020 Fellow for the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Tricia is also now a member of Hinshaw's LCLD Planning Committee.
Just prior to joining Hinshaw, Tricia provided regulatory counsel work for a finance company that was doing business in 11 states. She began her legal career practicing insurance defense and toxic tort litigation.
In addition to her academic achievements during law school, Tricia was involved in a number of activities and associations, including serving as President of Pepperdine Caruso's Black Law Student Association, and as a senior staff member for the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judges. An active Moot Court participant, Tricia was a quarter finalist winner in the Dalsimer Moot Court Competition, where Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg presided over the final rounds. She was also selected as Best Oral Advocate in the Sonnenberg Moot Court Competition in 2001, and participated in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition in 2003.
- Black Women Lawyers Association
- International Cannabis Bar Association
- Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow, 2020
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- National Bar Association
- National Employment Law Counsel
- National Women Lawyers Association
Honors & Awards
- Named to the National Black Lawyers Top 100 list, 2019 – 2020
- Recognized on the Rising Stars list by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2015
- Pepperdine University School of Law
- Dispute Resolution Fellowship
- Pepperdine University School of Law
- Ninth Circuit Rules That Gender-Based Pay Disparity Cannot Be Justified With the Use of Past Earnings
- SCOTUS Reviewing Standard of Proof in Workplace Allegations of Racial Discrimination
- California Senators Defy Federal Law by Making Employment-Based Arbitration Agreements Optional
- Employee’s Utter Lack of Evidence Leads to Dismissal of All Claims
- Punitive Damages Award not Upheld Against Employer when Amount is Considered Excessive
Employment Law Observer
- July 1, 2014
- February 3, 2014
- February 1, 2013
- November 1, 2012
- December 1, 2011
- April 1, 2011
Tricia is married and divides her time between California and her home in Florida.
- Homeless Mission, Quarterly Volunteer
- Sacramento Area Emergency Housing, Former Member of Support Staff
- Note taker for handicapped individuals, Former Volunteer
M.D.R., Pepperdine Caruso School of Law – Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2003
B.A., English, California State University at Los Angeles, 1999
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California