Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® and designated one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in the state of Ohio and Top 25 Women Attorneys in Cleveland on the Ohio Super Lawyers list, Stephanie is an experienced trial lawyer with a winning record in jury trials and in arbitrations. She is a Board Certified Specialist in employment and labor law. She prosecutes and defends trade secret and non-compete disputes. Her current work as an active trial lawyer and her prior experience as a federal judicial law clerk heightens Stephanie’s effectiveness in counseling businesses of all sizes regarding practical solutions that limit litigation and manage risk while facilitating business growth. She successfully represents management in state and federal courts, and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Department of Labor (DOL).
Stephanie’s areas of expertise include all wrongful discharge theories, breach of contract, whistleblower, violation of public policy, negligent hiring, negligent supervision, denial of benefits, just cause issues, and claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, disability, national origin, and gender.
(B.A., magna cum laude and with college honors, 1978)
Trials & Arbitrations
Advice & Counsel
Sailing, windsurfing, and powerboat watersports including slalom waterskiing are Stephanie’s favorite summertime pursuits. She swims all year round and, in winter, enjoys cross-country skiing and ice skating. Stephanie is married to a physician and they have two daughters who are graduates of Harvard Law School and the University of Chicago. They are long-time season subscribers to the Playhouse Square Broadway Series, members of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and patrons of Northeast Ohio’s music scene, including the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Beck Center, Ohio Light Opera, Opera Cleveland, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, and many marching band performances.