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About Me

Stefanie Dorn’s practice areas include cannabis law, representing individuals involved in the recreational and medicinal Washington State markets, criminal defense, vacating criminal histories, health care law, and general contracts and business law.  


Stefanie brings significant litigation expertise to Northern Lights Legal Services. She has appeared in over one thousand hearings, including appearances on behalf of more than fifty law firms. Stefanie has represented clients in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Superior Courts as well as Municipal and District Courts for most cities in the Puget Sound region. She has experience in the areas of criminal defense, immigration, construction law, family law, infractions, personal injury, and general civil litigation, including handling dispositive motions such as motions for summary judgment and motions to suppress and dismiss. Stefanie has conducted trials both as a defense attorney and on behalf of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office. She is comfortable in the courtroom, knows the steps to take to avoid going to trial while also recognizing the importance of being prepared for it. As a lifelong Seattleite with significant ties to the community, Stefanie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington with a degree in political science. She attended Seattle University School of Law, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude, and especially enjoyed the experience of teaching law to students at Ballard High School for a semester. Her varied experience, which is helpful in understanding both sides of a case, includes the King County Prosecutor’s Office, the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, and a large public defense firm in Seattle. Stefanie spent the first 19 years of her life living aboard a sailboat in Ballard and loves being on the wate


Practice Areas


  1. Expungement: 51%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 9%



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Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Douglas W Baier

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Douglas Baier Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Justin G Elsner

    Stefanie is a very experienced attorney who knows her way around the courtroom. She puts the most nervous clients at ease and strives to get amazing results at the same time. She's a great attorney to have on your side.


    Justin Elsner Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Northern Lights Legal Services/ The Li Law Firm

1700 7th Ave Suite 2100
Seattle, WA, 98101



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Magna Cum LaudeSeattle University School of Law2008
Outstanding PerformanceSeattle Community Court2008
Deans ListSeattle University School of Law2007
Named Phi Betta KappaUniversity of Washington2005
Dean's ListUniversity of Washington2005
Dean's ListUniversity of Washington2004
Dean's ListUniversity of Washington2003
Dean's ListUniversity of Washington2002
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyNorthern Lights Legal Services/ The Li Law Firm2014 - Present
Public DefenderSchlotzhauer Law Firm2010 - 2010
AttorneyThe Law Office of Stefanie Dorn2009 - 2014
Rule 9 Public DefenderAssociated Counsel For The Accused2008 - 2008
Rule 9 ProsecutorSeattle City Attorney's Office2007 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Cannabis Industry AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Coalition for Cannabis Standards and EthicsN/A2014 - Present
The Marijuana Business AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Washington Women Lawyers (King County chapter)Board Member2012 - 2012
American Bar AssociationN/A2009 - 2009
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2009 - 2012
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2008 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of WashingtonPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
King County Bar Association, Environmental and Land Use SectionCannabis, Zoning, and Land Use Issues2014