Stephanie Hosea is an experienced employment law attorney who is committed to advancing the rights of federal employees nationwide. Ms. Hosea has been representing employees for almost fifteen years. After graduating from UCLA Law School in 2003, Ms. Hosea represented workers in a variety of legal matters at two nonprofit organizations. Ms. Hosea then represented federal employees at two prominent federal employment law firms in Washington D.C. prior to opening her own practice.
Ms. Hosea graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1998 with a bachelor of arts in English. In 2003, she earned her juris doctorate from UCLA School of Law. During law school, Ms. Hosea worked at the ACLU of Southern California and a well-respected civil rights law firm in Washington, D.C.
Stephanie Hosea represents federal employees nationwide in administrative forums such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Ms. Hosea is also admitted to practice law in the courts of Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, including the District Court of D.C., the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and the District Court of New Jersey.
In January, an EEOC administrative judge awarded $250,000 to a federal employee after Ms. Hosea represented her in a four-day EEOC hearing. Click herefor more information about that case. In another federal EEO case that went to an EEOC hearing, an administrative judge awarded $120,000 to the employee, who was represented by Ms. Hosea. Click here for more information about that case.
Ms. Hosea settled a case during an MSPB hearing in which a federal employee was reinstated with full back pay and restoration of benefits. Many of Ms. Hosea's written and oral replies to proposed disciplinary and adverse actions have resulted in mitigation or rescission of those proposed actions. In one case, Ms. Hosea and her client successfully persuaded a deciding official that the agency's proposed demotion was too harsh and should be mitigated to a letter of reprimand. Ms. Hosea has negotiated dozens of settlements involving remedies such as reinstatement, back pay, monetary damages, and reimbursement of attorney's fees.
Ms. Hosea is an active member of the Metropolitan Washington Area Employment Law Association (MWELA), where she is part of a community of attorneys dedicated to advocating for the legal rights of employees. She also has developed co-counseling relationships with other employment lawyers.