Stephanie is a Vancouver criminal lawyer and associate at Pender Litigation. Her practice focuses on criminal, regulatory, and related civil proceedings. She has argued at all levels of court in British Columbia. Her caseload includes sexual offences, assaults, drug trafficking and possession offences, impaired driving offences, civil forfeiture, and police investigations. She also works alongside senior lawyers on more complex files, including murder.
Stephanie maintains an appellate practice in addition to her trial work, encompassing both sentence and conviction appeals. As well, she regularly acts for clients facing administrative driving offences, including immediate driving prohibitions, both before administrative decision-makers and upon judicial review in the BC Supreme Court.
Stephanie completed her law degree at the University of British Columbia. While there she received several awards, including the J.S.D Tory Prize for Advocacy and the Kenneth G. Young Q.C. Scholarship in Law, and she won the Peter Burns Moot Trial and the award for the Best Cross Examination. She joined Pender Litigation in 2020 after practicing with another prominent criminal defence firm in Vancouver. Prior to attending law school, she worked as a public health researcher.
- Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia, 2018
- Master of Public Health, Simon Fraser University, 2011
- Bachelor of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia, 2006