Jones, Skelton & Hochuli is pleased to welcome back one of our 2020 summer law clerks, Stephanie Baldwin, as a law clerk in our General Liability & Auto Defense Group. In May 2021, Stephanie graduated from UofA’s James E. Rogers College of Law and passed the Arizona bar exam. She will be admitted later this year.
Stephanie focuses her practice in the areas of auto liability, commercial litigation, product liability, employment litigation, insurance coverage, and catastrophic personal injury defense. With over 15 years of professional experience in the areas of employment law, human resources, and education, Stephanie’s unique background provides her with a strong understanding of the interplay between business and law.
In addition to her summer clerkship at JSH, Stephanie summer legal intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and legal extern with a labor and employment litigation law firm. During law school, Stephanie served as Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona Law Journal of Emerging Technologies, earned a CALI Award in her Arizona Legislation class, participated on the Barry Davis National Trial Team, and was a top-five school finisher in the Jenckes Closing Argument Competition. In addition, she was a Dean’s Scholar, Distinguished Scholar, Jackson Scholar, SGS Scholar, and Shirley G. Schmitz Foundation Scholar. Stephanie was active in numerous law school organizations, including the American Bar Association, Student Bar Association, Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Women’s Law Association, Arizona Women Lawyers Association, and Arizona Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. In addition, she gained valuable trial experience as a Rule 38d certified student for the City of Tucson.
Before pursuing her law degree, Stephanie focused her career in human resource management and education. She worked for nine years for the Arizona Zoological Society at the Phoenix Zoo as the Director of Human Resources, HR Manager, and HR Administrator II. Since 2013, Stephanie has worked as a Faculty Associate at ASU. She teaches Strategic Human Resources, a graduate studies course aimed at teaching best practices related to managing paid employees, with particular emphasis on employment laws.
Stephanie’s impressive professional experience is matched by her equally-impressive educational success. She earned a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from George Mason University, Master of Education in Counseling and Human Relations from Northern Arizona University, and Bachelor of Science in Communications and Business from Arizona State University. At ASU, Stephanie was a Dean’s List graduate and member of the Communication Honors Society. She earned additional professional certifications in leadership and training from the Disney Institute, certification in Nonprofit Management from ASU’s LodestarCenter, as well as a Professional in Human Resources Management (PHR), and Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). In 2015 Stephanie founded Becoming Lawgical, a charitable organization that provides underrepresented and aspiring law students with low-cost and pro bono LSAT tutoring and mentorship. She continues to volunteer her time to advise students as they embark on their legal studies.