The Firm

Stephanie L. Royal

Stephanie L. Royalis the Founder and Managing Attorney of the Royal Legal Group, PLLC d/b/a the Royal Law Office and Royal Dispute Resolution Services. After 25 years of practicing law for government entities in Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia and Maryland, Stephanie says, after a lot of prayer, she was motivated by divine inspiration to open her own law practice.

A seasoned attorney and former judicial law clerk with many years of experience, Stephanie has saved consumers money by settling debts, tackling unscrupulous business owners, and counseling and providing Estate Planning documents to numerous clients. Interested in problem solving, she uses a variety of approaches to get results, including but not limited to meetings, negotiation, issuing legal correspondence and as a last result, civil litigation.

Stephanie has always been interested in helping people. As a teen she was a hospital volunteer in Pittsburgh, PA. As a Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Section of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, she routinely provided consumer education to senior citizens, students and civic association members, arming attendees with important information about their consumer rights. Her favorite phrase from her Consumer Protection Days is “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” She has always been a community service advocate and has served the community in many different capacities, including serving on the Board of Neighborhood Legal Services (Pittsburgh, PA); serving a volunteer mediator for both Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County, MD, (CRCMC) and the Rockville Office of Human Rights, and serving as a volunteer boys’ basketball coach for Montgomery County, Maryland for 5 years. She is also active in her church, and she plays the flute and piano.

In Stephanie’s current practice, she focuses on Consumer and Business Matters as well as Estate Planning and Probate Administration. She also handles litigation in the areas of Consumer Protection, Breach of Contract, Debt Collection Defense and Probate matters. She says that “the legal profession is changing, and many are turning to self-help solutions. Today’s clients want value” and she strives to provide value by using a virtual platform to communicate with her clients and deliver legal services. This allows her to provide legal services that are convenient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

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BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • District of Columbia, 1989
  • Maryland, 2014

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Maryland District
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

EDUCATION

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (1984) Bachelor of Arts Political Science
Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C. (1987) Juris Doctor Law
Case Western Reserve University Howard University School of Law

PUBLICATIONS

Seeking the New Law Firm Model, ABA Law Practice Today Webzine, (January 2014); Student Discipline & the 14th Amendment, PBA Civil Litigation Update, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2001); The Commingling of the Prosecutorial & Adjudicative Function in Administrative Proceedings, PBA Civil Litigation Update, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2000); The Requirements of the Health Club Act. Daily PLJ, August 7, 1996; Understanding the Consumer Protection Law, Daily PLJ, August 14, 1995; The Plain Language Consumer Contract Act Becomes Effective, Daily PLJ, June 24, 1994.