Stephanie Laws is a member of Maslon's Litigation Group. She has represented pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in complex product liability and consumer protection litigation, including winning a motion for partial summary judgment in a high-stakes consumer protection action brought by a state Attorney General. Stephanie also has experience in all stages of pre-trial civil litigation, such as responding to initial pleadings, drafting and responding to discovery requests, taking and defending depositions, drafting dispositive motions, and negotiating settlement. Prior to joining Maslon, Stephanie worked as an associate at a large global law firm and completed an extended secondment at a Fortune 200 company.

Stephanie is a 2012 cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as an associate editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law. During law school, she also volunteered with both the Women's Legal Assistance Program and Employment Advocacy Project as well as served as an extern at the Women's Law Project. Stephanie earned her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Selected Experience

Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers

Pro Bono Activities

ABA Pro Bono Death Penalty Representation: Ex parte Armstrong (Tex. Crim. App. 2017). Member of team of Maslon lawyers serving as pro bono counsel for Douglas Tyrone Armstrong, a Texas death row inmate convicted of capital murder in 2006. The team successfully secured the vacation of Armstrong's death sentence by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Defended local food bank against multiple employment-related claims brought by former employee.
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia: past Volunteer. Assisted low-income Philadelphia residents with applications for federal disability benefits.

Recognition

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Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 2014
Pennsylvania, 2012
Education
University of Pennsylvania Law School J.D., cum laude, 2012
University of Wisconsin, Madison B.A., magna cum laude, 2007
Major: English
Notable

STEPHANIE SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTED PRO BONO CLIENT TO SECURE VACATION OF DEATH SENTENCE AFTER 10 YEARS ON DEATH ROW IN TEXAS.

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