Tricia M. Pride practices in the area of labor and employment law with particular emphasis in the area of employment litigation, including wage and hour, Americans with Disability Act issues, and workers’ compensation defense. She provides both counseling and litigation services to public and private companies.

Tricia's experience includes managing a case from inception to conclusion, handling depositions, hearings and trials, with numerous take nothing defense verdicts. She is also a master negotiator specializing in alternative dispute resolution, for which she has obtained a Master's Degree. Tricia also defends 132(a) discrimination and serious and willful claims.

In addition, she litigates general liability and personal injury claims.

Professional Background

Tricia joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in January 2010. Previously she was an associate counsel for a finance company in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Tricia began her legal career in 2005 as an associate at Johnson, Schachter & Lewis, in Sacramento, California, where she focused her practice in insurance litigation. She was also an associate at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer & Jensen, LLP, where she handled workers' compensation claims.

She was previously a law clerk with Brayton Purcell, in Novato, California, where she worked in their toxic tort litigation department.

In addition to her other law school achievements, Tricia was a quarter finalist winner in the Dalsimer Moot Court Competition. She also participated in the Jessup International Moot Court Competition in 2000 and was selected as Best Oral Advocate in the Sonnenberg Moot Court Competition in 2001. Tricia was the recipient of the Dispute Resolution Fellowship, for outstanding achievement in dispute resolution, and was invited to join Pepperdine's Trial Team. In addition, Tricia was the President of the Black Law Student Association. She also participated as a mediator in both the Malibu, California and Van Nuys, California courthouses through Pepperdine's Dispute Resolution Clinic.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • California Bar Association
  • California Workers Compensation Defense Attorneys Association
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Fellow, Class of 2020
  • National Bar Association
    • Continuing Legal Education Strategic Planning Committee
    • Membership Committee
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Section
  • Valley Industrial Claims Association, Secretary, 2005 – 2006

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized on the Rising Stars list by Southern California Super Lawyers magazine, 2015


Tricia is married and divides her time between California and her home in Florida.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Homeless Mission, Quarterly Volunteer
  • Sacramento Area Emergency Housing, Part of the Support Staff (2006)
  • Note taker for the handicapped, Past

J.D., Masters of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, 2003

  • Senior Staff Member, Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judges

B.A., English, California State University at Los Angeles, 1999