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.
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
Past Employment Positions
- Paul Hastings, 1999-2004
Professional Associations and Memberships
- San Francisco Bar Association
- San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
- California Employment Lawyers Association
Honors and Awards
- Law & Politics Magazine, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2008-2016
- 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 (JD 1998)
- Honors: With Great Distinction, Order of the Coif
- Boise State University, Boise, Idaho B.S.
- Major: Political Science