Stephanie was raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country. She grew up in a multi-cultural family: her parents, from Ecuador and Trinidad, along with her second parents (her godparents) from the Philippines, taught her to appreciate the cultural differences around her. At a young age, she learned the importance of diversity and inclusion- something she is passionate about promoting as an adult. As a child, she was constantly speaking up for her two older brothers (whether they wanted her to or not.) She enjoyed speaking up for others so much that she decided to pursue a career as an attorney.
Stephanie moved to Chicago at the age of 17 to attend Loyola University on a pre-law track, and upon earning her dual bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice & Criminology, she attended the John Marshall Law School, now known as the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law. After graduating from law school, she decided to call Chicago her new home.
Before coming to McCready Law, Stephanie practiced complex corporate and personal injury defense. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois, New York, and New Jersey and is a member of LAGBAC and the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. Stephanie prides herself in her ability to relentlessly negotiate and fight for her clients in an honest and reasonable manner. Rest assured, as your attorney, Stephanie will see you and treat you with the dignity and respect you deserve.
Stephanie lives with her wife, Ashley, and their young son in the north suburbs of Chicago, along with their two cats, Chase and Raymond, and their senior pitbull, Tina Turner. Out of office, you could find her playing kickball in Chicago’s Stonewall Kickball League or singing a breathtaking rendition of “Zombie” by The Cranberries at late night karaoke.