Stephanie S. Downer, Esq.

Professional Background & Personal Information


University of San Diego, School of Law
LL.M. in Taxation, 2011
Juris Doctor, 2007;
Dean’s Academic Scholarship

University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts, July 2004;
Deans List

New York University
Computer Science and Mathematics;
Alumni Academic Scholarship, Deans List


Attorney, Law Firm of Strazzeri Mancini LLP
Stephanie is currently the Managing Attorney for the Wealth Strategies Planning Department, the Contested Matters Department, FamilyCounselor™ Department, and assists the FamilyCare™ Estate and FamilyCare™ Business Departments.  Stephanie manages the affluent clientele and complex casework through the Wealth Strategies Process, and additionally helps to counsel clients and review documents in the estate and business planning departments.

Legal Intern, Law Firm of Strazzeri Mancini LLP
Stephanie has gained experience in all departments of Strazzeri Mancini LLP including Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Litigation, and Wealth Strategies Planning.  Stephanie also facilitated the operation, marketing of, and creation of marketing materials for the Southern California Institute.

Personal Information & Community Service

As an active volunteer, Stephanie served as the Vice Chair of the USD Pro Bono Legal Advocates Program and as a legal volunteer to the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer’s Program, AIDS Clinic.  She currently is a member of California State Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section, San Diego County Bar Association; member of the Lawyer’s Club in San Diego, member of the Estates and Trusts Committee of San Diego Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation, and member of WealthCounsel.

She enjoys international travel, running by the ocean, surfing on camping trips with her husband, Richard Downer, along the California and Baja coastlines, and cooking (but especially eating) big dinners with friends.