Nobody should be marginalized in this world. I became a lawyer to give everyone a path forward.
Stacey’s litigation experience is multifaceted and extensive. With more than a decade of trial experience, she focuses on federal and state white-collar and other criminal defense, employment law, civil rights, and the collegiate disciplinary process, including Title IX investigations.
Stacey’s employment practice covers federal and state courts, as well as matters in the Maine Human Rights Commission. She passionately represents individuals who have suffered discriminatory discipline and termination measures, retaliation, harassment, medical leave violations, failures to accommodate, and other employment actions. In addition, Stacey provides counsel on human resource matters to corporations large and small, including drafting employee handbooks, hiring determinations, separation and termination, compensation and employee benefits, and wage and hour issues.
As a former federal prosecutor in the District of Maine, Stacey brings the valuable and unique perspective of understanding the legal process from the opposing side. Prior to being a federal prosecutor, Stacey was a defense attorney in Vermont. She is strongly suited to represent people faced with federal or state criminal investigations or charges.
Stacey also handles Title IX investigations and educational disciplinary matters. Stacey knows that when a university or school opens a Title IX investigation, the investigation and process can seem like a foregone conclusion with devastating consequences. She is here to guide you through each step of the process. Stacey will help you build and present a convincing, comprehensive and well-documented narrative to help you overcome the accusation. She also provides support to the complainants throughout the Title IX process. These systems can be overwhelming and can feel one-sided. Stacey can help guide you through the process, and assist you in putting your narrative forward in a clear and understandable way.
Underscoring everything Stacey does is a true appreciation that her clients’ whole lives are affected by the work she does. Stacey is a director of the firm and a member of the management committee.
Stacey is an invited faculty member of the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Program, and was selected by the United States Sentencing Commission to be a member of the Practitioners Advisory Group (PAG), a standing advisory group to the Commission. She is a member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Selection Panel Committee for the District of Maine, as well as an attorney member of the CJA Panel. She serves on the Criminal Rules Committee for the District of Maine.
She serves on the Board of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Board of Governors of the Maine State Bar Association. Stacey also serves as a member of the Maine Employment Lawyers Association, the National Employment Lawyers’ Association, the Edward Gignoux Inn of Court, and the Federal, Maine, American, and Cumberland County Bar Associations. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of New England. She lives near Portland with her husband, four children, dog, cat and chickens.
- Cornell Law School 2005. J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review
- James Madison University, magna cum laude w/ distinction, B.A.
- Hon. Peter W. Hall, Second Circuit Court of Appeals
- Justice John A. Dooley, Vermont Supreme Court
Bar & Court Admission
- U.S. District Court of Maine
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
How to file a discrimination claim with the Maine Human Rights Commission