Stephanie Lane has been a licensed attorney in Ohio for fourteen years, practicing before federal, state and local courts. She is co-founder and partner of a boutique Cleveland law firm that concentrates in such areas as contract disputes, employment and civil rights, foreclosures and collections, and landlord-tenant issues. She has assisted financially-challenged individuals and businesses in obtaining satisfactory debt workouts, mortgage loan modifications, and bankruptcy relief. Before entering private practice, she interned for two years with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission. She graduated from the University of Akron with a B.A. in Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communications, magna cum laude, in 1995, and earned her law degree (J.D.) in 1998 from Case Western Reserve University.