Stephanie Doria Wiley


Location: San Francisco, California Phone: 415-­421-1800 ext. 203 Fax: 415-421-1700 Email: Email Me

A founding partner at Rukin Hyland, Stephanie Doria Wiley has represented clients in a wide array of employment matters for more than fifteen years, including individual, multi-plaintiff, and class action cases. Stephanie’s practice focuses on representing employees in discrimination, sexual harassment, pregnancy rights, disability rights, wrongful termination, and whistleblower/retaliation cases, as well as counseling executives and small businesses in employment law matters. Stephanie also brings civil rights actions on behalf of disabled children who have been subjected to harassment, abuse, or misconduct at school, and has volunteered as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) representing children in the foster care system.

Stephanie has substantial experience in all stages of employment and civil rights litigation. She has represented clients in both state and federal court, in binding arbitration and in proceedings in front of the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. Prior to forming Rukin Hyland in 2005, Stephanie was a senior associate in the employment law department of Paul Hastings LLP, one of the country’s premier law firms in the area of employment law.

Stephanie gained admission to the California State Bar in 1998. She received her J.D. degree in 1998, with great distinction, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she graduated third in her class and was selected for membership in the Order of the Coif.  While at McGeorge, Stephanie served as a contributing author and comment editor for the McGeorge Law Review.

Stephanie is a member of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco. Law & Politics Magazine has selected Stephanie as one of its Northern California Super Lawyers every year since 2008.

Areas of Practice

Civil Rights
Sexual Harassment
Pregnancy Discrimination
Disability Rights
School Abuse
Wrongful Termination

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1999
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit, 2001
U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, 2002


McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
J.D., 1998
Honors: With Great Distinction, Order of the Coif
Law Review: McGeorge Law Review, Contributing Author and Comment Editor 1996-1998
Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

Valente-Hook v. EPHC, 2005 WL 1039056 (E.D. Cal. 2005)

Honors and Awards

Law & Politics Magazine, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2008-2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

San Francisco Bar Association
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
California Employment Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

Paul Hastings, 1999-2004