Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has practiced law in Maryland since 1995, and was admitted to practice in the District of Columbia in 1996. Stephanie has received a rating of “AV Preeminent” from Martindale Hubble since 2010, and has also been identified as a “Super Lawyer” by both the District of Columbia and Maryland Super Lawyers publications since 2010. She was featured in Bethesda Magazine as a “top divorce lawyer” in their May/June 2010 edition.
Stephanie concentrates primarily on family law matters. She is frequently appointed by the Circuit Court for Montgomery County to represent children in contested custody matters. In addition, Stephanie has given numerous educational presentations to the Montgomery County Family Law Section, and the Maryland State Bar Association.
The other focus of Stephanie’s law practice is guardianships for minors and disabled adults, which stems from her knowledge of the legal issues and federal and state benefits-related issues affecting the elderly and individuals with developmental, physical, and mental disabilities. Stephanie has also given educational presentations in this area to the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Montgomery County.
Stephanie belongs to the following professional organizations: the Maryland State Bar Association; the Bar Association of Montgomery County, of which she served as co-chair of the Family Law Section in 2006 – 2007, and Secretary in 2009 – 2010; the Bar Foundation of Montgomery County, of which she served as Secretary in 2010 – 2011; the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland; the Montgomery County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association, for which she served as Secretary from 2002 – 2005; the Montgomery County Chapter of the American Inns of Court, of which she is a Master of the Bench and member of the Executive Committee, as well has having frequently served as program group leader; the Collaborative Divorce Association, Inc, of which she is a founding member and former co-president; the AFCC (American Family Conciliation Courts, Maryland Chapter; and the Simon Sobeloff Law Society, Montgomery County Chapter, of which she is also a founding member.
Last but not least, Stephanie has been married to Rabbi Gary S. Fink since 1974 and is the proud mother of two adult children, both married, and the very proud grandmother of three!