Office: Irvine, CA
Stephanie Shaner grew up in Huntington Beach, California before moving to Los Angeles to attend the University of California, Los Angeles. Upon completing her undergraduate degree in Business Economics, Ms. Shaner began her legal education at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. While studying at Loyola, Ms. Shaner earned a position on the Scoot Moot Court Honors Board, and was subsequently appointed to the Roger Traynor Moot Court Competition Team.
The Traynor competition is the only moot court competition focusing exclusively on California law, with 18 other California law schools competing for honors. Ms. Shaner's team advanced to the final round of the competition and was narrowly defeated by the host law school. In addition to besting 16 other law school teams to become finalists, the Loyola team also earned Second Place for The Roger J. Traynor Award for Oral Argument, Second Place for The California Academy of Appellate Lawyers Award for Brief Writing, and Second Place for The Bernard E. Witkin Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy (for combined brief and oral argument score).
In addition to Moot Court, Ms. Shaner also became involved with the Disability Rights Legal Center’s Education Advocacy Program, working on dozens of pro bono cases focused on obtaining special education rights for students in the Los Angeles area. Finally, Ms. Shaner spent one semester with the Center for Conflict Resolution, earning her certification in mediation following an extensive training course.
Ms. Shaner joined the Irvine office in 2012 as a Summer Associate following her second year of law school and returned as an Associate after graduating in 2013.
During her free time, Ms. Shaner enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, cooking, traveling, and attending the ballet.