Stephanie Cao is an associate in the Litigation Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Ms. Cao represents municipalities, public entities, and private sector clients in litigation matters in both state and federal courts.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Cao served as a litigation attorney in the areas of business law, construction law, professional liability, and general tort liability.
Ms. Cao received her law degree from Loyola Law School. During law school, Ms. Cao served as a research assistant to several professors, and externed for the Honorable Judge Elizabeth Allen White and now-retired Honorable Aurelio Munoz of the Superior Court of Los Angeles. She also performed pro bono work as a certified student attorney, representing indigent juvenile clients through the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy at Loyola Law School.
Ms. Cao received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine as a Cognitive Science and Political Science double major, and Criminology, Law & Society minor.
In 2011, Ms. Cao was admitted to the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Central District in California. In 2011, she became a trained mediator under the Dispute Resolution Program Act.
Ms. Cao's recent publications include Cause to review retainer arbitration clauses, 2013 DJDAR 11506 (August 26, 2013) Los Angeles Daily Journal, September 5, 2013.