Attorneys Stephanie M. Ceccato Special Counsel
Ms. Ceccato focuses her practice on real estate litigation and eminent domain law. Since becoming licensed in 2005, Ms. Ceccato has litigated cases in state and federal court involving many issues, including contract disputes, foreclosure, Bankruptcy, real estate fraud and eminent domain.
Before moving to Colorado, Ms. Ceccato worked at Legal Services of Southern Piedmont in Charlotte, North Carolina. There, she represented individuals and families in public and unemployment insurance benefits, domestic violence protection orders, family law, consumer protection, foreclosure prevention and bankruptcy. She was an active advocate on several local and state-wide committees advancing the protections of home owners and consumers, and as such she testified before the North Carolina Senate. She drafted advanced directives and provided on-site expertise and training for Wills on Wheels and Wills for Schools events. Ms. Ceccato led foreclosure prevention CLEs for other attorneys and housing counselors, as well as classes throughout the community to educate homeowners and citizens regarding their rights in foreclosure, debt collection and other consumer issues. In 2006, she was the recipient of a Consumer Protection Fellowship from the National Consumer Law Center.
Ms. Ceccato received her J.D. with high honors and as a member of the Order of the Coif from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During law school, Ms. Ceccato participated in abundant clinical, pro bono and public service activities, as well as clerking for the Honorable Sandford Steelman of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Economics, with a concentration in Accounting, from Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas.
Ms. Ceccato is an active volunteer in the community as well as donating her time Pro Bono to the disadvantaged and underserved populations. She has volunteered with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, Denver Rescue Mission, Grant Avenue Street Reach, VOCA Veteran Services Center and the Colorado Poverty Law Project.