ABOUT STEPHANIE J. FINELLI
University of California, Davis, School of Law; J.D.; 1994
United States Supreme Court
Law Office of Stephanie J. Finelli, Sacramento, CA
Since then, Ms. Finelli's practice has expanded to included appeals in many civil and family-law issues. Published appellate opinions include Davis v. Davis, California Supreme Court case no. S215050, in which she obtained a reversal of the First District Court of Appeal's and trial court's decision on the issue of date of separation, creating new law in the form of a bright-line rule on the issue. Other published opinions include Guardianship of A.L. (2014) Third District Court of Appeal case no. C074384; In re Marriage of Woolsey (2013) 220 Cal.App.4th 881; Burrill v. Nair (2013) 217 Cal.App.4th 357; Conn v. Western Placer Unified School District (2010) 186 Cal.App.4th 1163; In re Marriage of Carlsson (2008) 163 Cal.App.4th 281; and Thomas v. Gustafson (2006) 141 Cal.App.4th 34. She has also tried numerous cases in various counties, including Sacramento, Placer, Calaveras, Santa Barbara, and Alameda.
After serving as vice-chair of the Sacramento County Bar's appellate section in 2011, she served as a chair in 2012 and continues to serve as a director. In 2013, she joined the advisory committee and in 2014 joined the executive committee as vice-chair of the Law and Public Policy Academy of McClatchy High School, where she also volunteers as a mentor.
In 2014, the American Bar Association published "Coaching for Attorneys," which Ms. Finelli co-authored with performance coach Cami McLaren.
Currently Ms. Finelli maintains a strong focus on appellate work, but also handles many cases at the trial level. Clients include individuals, small businesses, and corporations. Stephanie J Finelli represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of legal matters. While she believes that in some instances settlement is the best option, she is a zealous advocate for the rights of her clients, and knows that court is often the only place where true justice can be achieved.
Freidberg Law Corporation, Sacramento, CA
Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, Sacramento, CA
Law Office of
Stephanie J. Finelli
3110 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
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