After 34 years with Ulmer, Stephanie retired at the end of 2019. Stephanie is an experienced trial lawyer with a winning record in jury trials and arbitrations and is a Board Certified Specialist in employment and labor law. She prosecutes and defends trade secrets and non-compete cases, and provides legal advice across the spectrum of employment law, including issues of termination, severance pay, executive compensation, wage and hour compliance, social media, medical marijuana, arbitration, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, leaves of absence, and all wrongful discharge theories.
Recognized for her talent, Stephanie has been named to BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service All-Stars, listed in Chambers as a recognized practitioner, and named a “Notable Woman in Law” by Crain’s Cleveland Business. She also has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© and as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in the state of Ohio and Top 25 Women Attorneys in Cleveland by Ohio Super Lawyers. Stephanie currently serves as President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (CMBF) and as a CMBF Fellow and Trustee. She is also a Fellow of the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society of Litigation Counsel of America, and she previously served as Chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.
(B.A., magna cum laude and with college honors, 1978)
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.