Stephanie A. Sandler
I want victims of sexual assault to know they are not alone and there are people who will support them no matter what.
Stephanie A. Sandler
Stephanie A. Sandler graduated from San Diego State University with her Master’s in English and went on to earn her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2016.
In law school, Sandler was an active member of the Employment and Labor Law Society and Women’s Law Caucus, as well as president of the Jewish Law Students Association. She was appointed by her legal writing professor as teacher’s assistant and received a “High Pass with Honors” for her outstanding performance.
Before graduating law school, Stephanie worked as a law clerk for a reputable employment firm. She is currently an associate attorney at The Pride Law Firm, where she works tirelessly to give sexual assault victims the safety, peace and confidence they need to heal.
Get to Know Stephanie
Why did you choose to focus on sexual assault?
I choose to focus on sexual assault because I want to help people who are at their most vulnerable. The act of sexual assault is personal and intends to strip a person of their dignity. I want to help rebuild a victim’s dignity and provide them with a sense of safety and security. I want victims of sexual assault to know that they are not alone and there are people who will support them no matter what.
What is a message you would like to give survivors of sexual assault who are afraid of pursuing their perpetrators in civil court?
From here on out, you will never be alone. We will be with you every step of the way, so you never have to face your perpetrator without a team of legal bodyguards by your side. Imagine your very own team of superheroes, but instead of capes we wear power suits and kickass heels.
More About Stephanie
Growing up, besides a lawyer, I wanted to be a Power Ranger. I was often picked-on as a kid for being a “nerd.” I was smaller than the other kids in my class, received straight A’s, and spent lunches hanging out in my favorite teacher’s classroom. But, I wanted to feel strong enough to stand up to my bullies – like the Power Rangers did.
To build my self-confidence, my parents signed me up for a karate class. The karate lessons worked – perhaps a little too well – and I started to tell the boys at school, “Don’t mess with me! I know how to beat you up!” My mom would often say, “Stephanie! Those boys are bigger and stronger than you! What if they actually try to fight you?” My response was always a simple and confident, “I’d win!”
Today, I’m still a feisty, confident nerd who fights for victims’ rights. Perpetrators often have the same qualities as bullies – and I have a zero-tolerance policy for bullies. Instead of boys at the schoolyard, I now use mental karate to beat up defense lawyers.
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Get in touch
If you’ve been the victim of sexual assault, Jessica Pride wants to help you once again become the strong person you are. No man or woman deserves to be victimized in such a way.
The Pride Law Firm
2831 Camino Del Rio S., Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92108
1900 Powell St. Ste 6022
Emeryville, Ca 94608
Phone. (619) 516-8166
Fax. (619) 785-3414