Stefanie is an elder law and estate planning attorney, and works with clients to design estate plans that champion the family’s values. She also helps veterans and seniors facing long-term care costs, and works with families to craft plans that support special needs individuals. She routinely counsels clients in crisis and following the loss of a loved one.
She attended the University of Oregon School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Oregon Law Review and was a judicial extern for the Hon. Michael Hogan at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. Following law school, she clerked for the Hon. Daniel M. Taubman at the Colorado Court of Appeals, and practiced complex business litigation in Portland, Oregon. Stefanie was admitted to the California State Bar in 2011. She is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, ElderCounsel, and WealthCounsel. She regularly attends national conferences on elder law and estate planning topics.
When Stefanie isn’t working, she goes on beach and ranch adventures with her dog Boulder, reads, and explores the world. She enjoys music and theater, and singing in the car. Stefanie is a past president of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria and chairs the organization’s largest fundraising event. She is a Rotarian and past president of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Sunset. Stefanie also serves on the board of Girls Rock Santa Barbara, an organization that empowers girls through music education.
Juris Doctor, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, OR, May 2009
Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, May 2005
Girls Rock Santa Barbara, Board of Trustees, 2019 — current
Rotary Club of Carpinteria Sunset, charter member, 2017 — current; past president, secretary
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, Board of Trustees, 2012 — 2019; past president, 2016-2018, co-chair Bloom event 2012-17, current
Rotary Club of Carpinteria Sunset Charitable Foundation, 2017 — current; secretary
Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning, member, 2011 — 2017; secretary, president-elect
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