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Leadership & Community

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers: Partner Leadership Council, 2019-present
  • ABA Death Penalty Representation Project: Pro Bono Volunteer Attorney
  • 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.


Stephanie Laws represents businesses in product liability, consumer protection, internal investigations, and other complex civil litigation matters in Minnesota and nationwide. Stephanie’s product liability bandwidth covers multiple industries, with particular focus on representing pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in actions involving FDA-regulated products. She is experienced in all phases of civil litigation, including complex eDiscovery, expert discovery, dispositive motion practice, settlement negotiations, and trial. Due to multiple secondments with clients’ in-house legal teams, Stephanie understands the interplay between litigation and business needs, and partners with clients to solve problems in a way that works for them.

Stephanie is also deeply engaged with pro bono work. She serves on Maslon’s Pro Bono Committee and maintains an active practice, which includes representing victims of domestic violence seeking orders for protection against their abusers and representing asylum seekers, among other endeavors.

Prior to joining Maslon, Stephanie was a product liability litigation defense attorney in the Philadelphia office of Pepper Hamilton LLP, and also worked as an employment litigator at Littler Mendelson P.C. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephanie graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2012, where she served as an associate editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law. She earned her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


  • Current counsel to leading medical device manufacturer in lawsuits involving both PMA and 510k medical devices in state and federal courts across the country.
  • Develops and executes legal testing protocols for a variety of implantable and external medical devices.
  • Gordon R. Golden, et al. v. Medtronic, Inc., et al., No. 17-CV-30568 (Colo. Dist. Ct. ). Authored motion to dismiss and supporting briefing that resulted in dismissal of lawsuit, including negligence, breach of warranty, and strict liability claims, based on express preemption grounds, among others—a case of first impression in Colorado state court.

Pro Bono

  • Pro bono representation of low-income individuals seeking Orders for Protection against domestic partners.
  • Pro bono representation of LGBTQ+ individuals fleeing persecution in their home countries.


Light of Justice Award, Texas Defender Service, 2018

Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2018-2020 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)

Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota® list, 2019 (The annual edition of the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota list features attorneys who received the highest point totals in the previous year's Minnesota Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars balloting, research, and blue ribbon review process.)

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017-2019 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021 (These awards recognize attorneys, who are earlier in their careers, for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.)


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