Stephanie F. Kessler

Stephanie joined the firm in 2017 as part of Ben Dusing’s white collar criminal defense team.  As a member of that team, she has participated in three federal criminal trials in the last two years.  Stephanie also has experience practicing criminal matters in Ohio and Kentucky state courts.  In several state court matters, she has been successful at the investigation phase in persuading the government not to pursue criminal charges at all.  Stephanie’s experience prior to joining the Faruki+ team included civil rights cases based on excessive force or constitutional violations occurring during incarceration.

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Stephanie F. Kessler

(513) 632-0312

201 East Fifth Street, Suite 1420
Cincinnati, OH 45202


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Criminal Defense

United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


Supreme Court of Ohio


Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky


Supreme Court of Kentucky

Cincinnati Bar Association


Young Lawyers Section, Public Relations Committee Co-Chair


Federal Bar Association, Cincinnati Chapter


Women’s White Collar Defense Association

Ohio State Bar Association


Kentucky State Bar Association


American Bar Association

University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D.

Best Draft, 2014 Transactional Law Meet Regional Competition

Winner, University Startup Slam hosted by Cintrifuse

Law Clerk for Judges Schrand and Froehlich, Boone Cnty, KY

Alternate Dispute Resolution Team

Immigration and Nationality Law Review

University of Kentucky – B.A., Foreign Language & International Economics

Full tuition academic scholarship

Tender Mercies, Associate Board Member, 2015 – current