Stacy L. Freeman

Senior Counsel

Overview

Stacy is Senior Counsel for the Litigation Team at the firm. Stacy’s practice has focused extensively on civil appellate matters. She has handled numerous appeals in both state court and in the Ninth Circuit addressing complex legal issues involving contracts, employment, probate, real estate, trusts and estates, arbitration, and government immunity law. She has counseled clients successfully through all aspects of the appellate process including post-trial motions, briefing, oral arguments, petitions for rehearing and review, and successful mediations. She has also practiced complex commercial litigation with a global law firm, preparing clients for trial in cases involving trade secrets, antitrust and intellectual property issues. In both 2016 and 2017, she was named to the Southern California Rising Stars list, a selection shared by no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state.

Stacy’s combined trial and appellate experience has acutely attuned her to the future ramifications of each aspect of trial. This enables her to lay strong legal foundations so that her clients’ verdicts withstand scrutiny, and to ensure that the record reflects and protects her clients’ interests.

Stacy received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, a Moot Court Editor, and a member of the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts. While in law school, Stacy was a judicial extern for the Honorable Joseph Bianco, United States District Court in the Eastern District of New York. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she double majored in English Literature and Theater Studies.

Awards &
Affiliations

Awards & Recognition

  • Southern California Rising Stars, 2016-2018

Professional Affiliations

  • Appellate Courts Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • J.D., Columbia University Law School, 2008