|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best 2 Years Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2016|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Top Lawyers as Chosen by Their Peers||Pasadena Mazgazine October/November 2014||2014|
|Top Lawyers as Chosen by Their Peers||Pasadena Magazine September/October 2013||2013|
|Attorney at Law||Law Offices of Stephanie E. Story||2014 - Present|
|Associate||L.A. Law Group||2011 - 2014|
|Clerk/Associate||Ellis Law Corp.||2004 - 2011|
|Contract J.D.||Law Offices of Gary A. Schlessinger||2003 - 2004|
|Contract J.D.||Howrey, Simon Arnold & White||2001 - 2003|
|Contract J.D.||Kelly Legal Services||1998 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Gabriel Valley Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|San Gabriel Valley Lawyer Referral Service||Member||2015 - Present|
|Sigma Kappa Sorority||Alumni Member||1993 - Present|
|Women Lawyer's Association of Los Angeles||member||2009 - 2015|
|Scott Shenefelt v. Gustavo Ruiz-Altamirano||Settlement Agreement|
|In re Marriage of Anthony Magpali v. Tammy Le Magpali||Resolved by Stipulated Agreement|
|Elaine Kosogon v. Wawanesa Insurance Company||Awarded $26,000 minus the $15,000 previously paid = $11,511 award for Elaine Kosogon|
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|McGeorge School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of California, Riverside||Political Science/Law and Society||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
Posted by Alex Tillamon
This is the first review I have ever written for an attorney, and it seems odd that the 4 criteria above cover trust, communication (2 factors) and knowledge, but not integrity of character, passion for the law, and courage and stamina for the long fight. Stephanie exemplifies these (my) critieria for a powerful and worthy partner and advisor in legal matters. Mercenary lawyers -- perhaps talented and lauded -- can be hired for a job, but they should not be trusted (Sun Tsu paraphrased). Stephanie has your back (no fears she will stab you in it!).
Many lawyers know innumerable ways to indicate that a proposed action should/should not be taken; any person on the street can do the same. Better lawyers advance to, "IF you do this, here is how I suggest you proceed." The best cover that, then state and stake their interest, "... and this is how I will protect you and your interests henceforth." This describes Stephanie.
In re Stephanie's "knowledge", this is challenging to rate. She is clearly very knowledgeable of the law and courtroom playbook moves. I only defer on this item due to her youth, and acknowledge my bias in doing so. It seems to me that advocacy takes years to hone and polish, and such is never ending, thus the term "law practice." Stephanie is swift and alert for every opportunity to garner new tools, strategem and tactics. In a couple years, she'll get my five-bullet rating for knowledge.
A word of caution: Stephanie can -- often does -- present herself in a quiet, calm, unassuming manner. This is a ploy. The quiet and calm precede the storm that is your case. It will not end until you and she agree that it ends. Until such time, enjoy "the Law's Diana."