Practice Area(s): Mass torts, products liability, catastrophic personal injury
Law School: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Tricia Campbell has been at Langdon & Emison for only two years, but she is already a powerhouse.
Formerly a partner at The Potts Law Firm in Westwood, Kansas, Campbell now manages the mass-tort dockets for her firm. She does it all: takes depositions in complex medical-device cases, participates on trial teams and handles litigation workup in bellwether trials.
In March, she helped to organize an all-day CLE by the Western District of Missouri on current issues in MDLs and class actions, coordinating with judges from across the country and moderating a panel presentation. On top of all of this, she finds time to participate and volunteer with various organizations, such as Women En Mass and the Association for Women Lawyers.
What is something that would surprise people about you?
I am an avid poker player. Apparently it’s unexpected because people typically underestimate me.
What is your favorite thing to do away from work?
Travel. So far my favorite trip has been to Italy in 2017 with my husband and friends. The cities were picturesque, and every place we visited had amazing food and wine. Who wouldn’t want pasta for every meal?
Anything else you want people to know about you?
I am a first-generation college graduate. Both of my parents grew up very poor, and instead of getting a college degree, they each joined the Army, which is where they met. After the Army, they found successful careers with the government, creating a better life for my sister and me than what they had. Knowing how they overcame their circumstances to provide such opportunity for me is humbling. Everything I am and have is because of their selflessness, resourcefulness and plain hard work.