Biography

Stephanie is recognized as a leader in environmental redevelopment projects throughout Delaware. Whether it is representing buyers, sellers, or lenders regarding environmentally-compromised property, Stephanie has a long track record of successes along with a deep knowledge of the underlying scientific and technical issues that arise when redeveloping Brownfields properties. Prior to beginning her law career, Stephanie was an environmental scientist and hydrologist with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.  Her ability to understand the complex legal, as well as technical, issues in this regulatory-intensive area is a quality that her clients find very valuable.

Until her election to public office in 2017, Stephanie served on the DNREC committee which reviews and drafts statutes, regulations, and policy to implement the Delaware Brownfields program, the Hazardous Substance Cleanup Act, and the programs governing underground and aboveground storage tanks. She also represents local governments in federal proceedings under the Fair Housing Act and Civil Rights Acts.

Education

  • University of Delaware  (B.S.)
  • University of New Orleans  (M.S.)
  • Widener University Delaware Law School  (J.D., cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Distinctions

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business®, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, 2009-Present

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Member, Environmental Section, Vice-Chair
  • Sussex County Bar Association, Member 
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Delaware Environmental Institute External Advisory Board, Former Member
  • Widener Environmental Law Center Advisory Board, Former Member
  • Bear Glasgow Council of Civic Organizations, Founder and Former President