Ira Gifford

Where are you from?

All over.

When did you join ArchCity Defenders? Why?

I joined ArchCity Defenders beginning with an internship in the Spring of 2017. During that internship, I was exposed to impact litigation. I really wanted to be a part of that work and continued on from internship, to part-time, then to full-time.

What is your background (work and education)?

I have worked a variety of retail and restaurant positions prior to going back to college. I have now completed my associate and will graduate from Webster University with my bachelor’s in December 2019.

What do you do at ArchCity Defenders?

I assist with the impact litigation on a variety of levels from emotional support to drafting documents.

What words would you use to describe ArchCity Defenders?

Family, Caring, Fearless, Outgoing, Loving — I could go on.

Favorite client memory/win you’ve had?


Fun/personal fact you want to share.

I still watch cartoons and play video games