Stephanie maintains a solicitor’s practice focused primarily on First Nations economic development and commercial transactions, governance, and natural resource, environmental and regulatory matters. Stephanie is particularly driven to work with her Indigenous clients on initiatives that contribute to their community and economic prosperity and that support land and environmental stewardship on their own terms.
Stephanie was called to the B.C. bar in 2009. Prior to joining Woodward & Company, Stephanie was legal counsel in the BC Ministry of Attorney General, where she advised on Indigenous legal relations matters in respect of forests and lands, mining and energy, transportation, environment, and reconciliation initiatives. Previously, she developed her Aboriginal law practice at a leading national firm in Vancouver, where she played a key leadership role in advancing its national Aboriginal law practice.
Stephanie holds a first class honours undergraduate degree from McGill University in International Development Studies and a law degree from Dalhousie University, from which she graduated on the Dean’s List and was the recipient of the McCarthy Tétrault Leadership Award and Nova Scotia Barristers Society Prize for academic achievement. Stephanie’s extensive experience in her field, innate dedication and initiative have seen her recognized multiple times in Chambers Canada and The Legal 500 – Canada for her work in Aboriginal law.