Stacy Stefanik’s main focus is workers’ compensation, both administratively and in litigation. She also has extensive experience handling Social Security disability claims and unemployment matters. She has represented clients at the administrative level, in court and on appeal and has tried cases in Common Pleas court, argued before the Court of Appeals, and briefed cases in the Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court.
Stacy graduated from Calvin College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in Japanese. She received her Juris Doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and was admitted to practice law in Ohio in November 2010 and to the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio in 2011. She is a member of Ohio Association for Justice, the Lake County Bar Association and Cuyahoga County Bar Association. Mrs. Stefanik was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.
In 2019, Mrs. Stefanik was successful at the Ohio Supreme Court in overturning an Industrial Commission denial of disability benefits for her client. The Supreme Court agreed with her argument that the Industrial Commission of Ohio relied upon a flawed report and therefore the denial was an abuse of discretion.
When you have been injured at work and you are my client, if you have questions about the process, I commit to taking the time to listen and answer your concerns and guiding you through the workers’ compensation system. That is the Dworken & Bernstein Difference.
Areas of Practice:
Education & Court Admissions:
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2003
Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio 2010
Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2010
Admitted to the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio in 2011
Associations & Memberships:
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Akron Bar Association
Ohio Association for Justice
Leadership & Honors:
SuperLawyers Rising Star 2013, 2017
On a Personal Note:
When Stacy is not engaged in professional matters, she enjoys involvement in her sand volleyball and golf leagues, playing most sports, and cheering on Cleveland sports teams. She is a perpetual learner and likes reading, museums, and traveling.
Stacy enjoys the workers’ compensation area of law because it allows her to help her clients understand and navigate through an often frustrating and difficult system.