Stephanie A. Douglas

Stephanie Douglas leads BSP’s appellate, class action, and complex briefing team.  She focuses on translating complex legal and technical arguments into simple, understandable, and persuasive language.  Her representative clients include Ford Motor Company, Pulte Home Company, Meadowbrook Insurance, and FCA US.

At the trial level, with an eye towards strategic decisions and issue preservation, Stephanie handles legal analysis, briefing, and argument on nearly any legal topic, including constitutional issues, contracts, product liability and other torts, tax, statutory interpretation, and employment law.  On appeal, Stephanie both consults and handles appeals from start to finish.  When she is not handling the appeal outright, Stephanie advises other attorneys inside and outside the firm on procedure and structure, edits and rewrites briefs for thematic and persuasive effectiveness, and moots oral arguments to identify and prepare responses to the most difficult anticipated questions.  In addition to serving in consulting roles on dozens of appeals in state and federal courts throughout the country, Stephanie has been lead appellate counsel on cases in Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and Sixth Circuit, as well as in state courts in Michigan, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.

Before joining BSP, Stephanie was a judicial law clerk to Judge Raymond Kethledge on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge John Feikens in the Eastern District of Michigan, and an associate at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP.  In addition to her legal talent, Stephanie offers practical business and technical experience, which she acquired during her ten-year consulting career.

Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she earned numerous awards for outstanding academic work and served as the executive articles editor for the school’s technology journal.  Stephanie also earned her B.S.E. in Computer Engineering, with honors, from the University of Michigan.

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