Stephen M. Fatula, Jr. came to California after years of visiting family in the Silicon Valley and Bay areas. As a Pennsylvania native, he spent his childhood immersed in the local community through the Boy Scouts of America and local sports teams where he developed strong leadership skills and the importance of trust and honor. Having a sense of civic responsibility, he enrolled at Wesley College, Delaware’s oldest private college, with an unprecedented eagerness to get involved and help people. While pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, Mr. Fatula selflessly tutored hundreds of students, founded multiple organizations focused on giving back to the community and published a scholastic article, all while graduating magna cum laude, with minors in chemistry and biology.
Mr. Fatula graduated and immediately began working for W.L. Gore & Associates, a $3 billion annual company and 14-year-acknowledged “100 Best Companies to Work For" in the U.S. by FORTUNE magazine. Before accepting a full-time position with W.L. Gore & Associates, Mr. Fatula was approached by Rutgers University School of Law and invited to attend. Mr. Fatula understood law school would provide a direct avenue to helping others and quickly leveraged the education into a dual MBA degree from Rutgers School of Business, recognizing the necessity to understand business when practicing law.
While earning his Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers School of Law, Mr. Fatula was selected to participate in two esteemed programs, the Children's Justice Clinic and the Mediation Pro Bono Project, where he spent countless hours advocating and protecting children in Camden, New Jersey, during the day and mediating simple and complex disputes after court hours. Upon graduating from Rutgers School of Law, Mr. Fatula promptly applied his new education and helped establish an educational products company out of San Jose, California, The Lumenaris Group, Inc. After being appointed as legal counsel in 2009, Mr. Fatula continued to hone his legal and business skills.
In 2012, Mr. Fatula moved from New Jersey, where he was providing legal and non-legal services to multiple companies, including small- and medium-sized law firms and a Fortune 500 Company, Campbell Soup Company, to Sacramento, California. Within weeks, Mr. Fatula was hired at a small law firm and began representing clients’ interests in family law matters in Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties, where he worked with Miles McCoy.
The two instantly recognized their legal and business approach were perfectly complementary, and within months entered into a successful partnership. The partnership transitioned into a corporation and the core team expanded. In 2016, Mr. McCoy found his calling with the U.S. Airforce. Mr. Fatula and the McCoy Fatula team reassembled and refocused, and over the years built the reputation for strong, sensible advocacy. Their efforts have earned the praise and respect of their clients, their colleagues and the community as whole, and has also earned them numerous awards and communal recognition. They continue to fight vigorously for those that need help.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best of the Best Law Firm in Roseville||Press Tribune||2019|
|Partner||Mccoy / Fatula LLP||2012 - 2014|
|Attorney||Lumenaris Group Inc||2011 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||Member||2011 - Present|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden||MA - Masters||2009|
|Wesley College||BS - Bachelor of Science||2005|
|Second Saturday||Divorce Workshops in Roseville and Sacramento||2019|
|Move Away||Move Away Granted|
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