Stephanie A. Denzel

Stephanie A. Denzel, Esq. has been practicing law for nine years, first at the Washington D.C. law firms of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, then at Proskauer Rose, LLP, and most recently as in-house counsel at a large public school district that serves over 110,000 students.   Ms. Denzel received her law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan, where she was elected to the law honor society of the Order of the Coif.  Ms. Denzel received her BA in Psychology from Bard College at Simon's Rock, summa cum laude, and she also holds Master's degrees in Special Education from George Mason University and Social Ecology (law and psychology) from the University of California at Irvine.  Ms. Denzel is a former teacher of special education.  Ms. Denzel has deep experience in special education law, civil rights law, employment law, and litigation in administrative tribunals and federal and state courts. Ms. Denzel joined the firm in 2019.

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Tennessee
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals


  • University of California, Irvine, School of Social Ecology, Irvine, California, 2014
    M.A. in Social Ecology
    Honors: Opportunity Fellowship, Dean's Fellowship, Recruitment Fellowship
  • University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2010
    J.D., magna cum laude
    Honors: Order of the Coif, Scholarly Writing Award, Certificates of Merit, Clarence Darrow Scholar
  • George Mason University, Graduate School of Education, Fairfax, Virginia, 2007
    M.Ed. in Special Education
  • Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 2003
    B.A. in Psychology, summa cum laude
    Honors: High Honors Thesis, Hutchins Scholarship, Academic Excellence Program Scholarship


  • Cleveland, K. C., Quas, J.A. & Denzel, S.A. (2015). Forensic Interviewing in Child Witnesses in the United States: Training Protocols and State Practices. In D.
  • Walsh, G. Oxburgh, A. Redlich, & T. Myklebust (Eds.), International developments and practices in investigative interviewing and interrogation.
  • Second Class Licensure: The Use of Conditional Admission Programs for Bar Applicants with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Histories, 43 Conn. L. Rev. 889 (2011).