Stephanie Tanada


Stephanie J. Tanada is a partner in the San Bernardino office and a member of the General Liability Practice. Ms. Tanada focuses primarily in the defense of public entities, including government tort liability, defense of police officers and police departments against allegations of false arrest and false imprisonment, Federal and State civil rights and constitutional violations, excessive force, wrongful death, and assault and battery. In addition, Ms. Tanada practices employment law, including defense of wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment, brought under state and federal law, including race, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, age, and religious discrimination and harassment. She also has experiencing defending claims before the State of California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • General Liability

Additional Experience



United States District Court

Central, Southern and Eastern Districts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire (APALIE)
  • State Bar of California


Florida State University College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2008

Columbia Union College

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, magna cum laude, 2003