Women-Owned Business

STEPHANIE FORMAN | Managing Partner


P: (818) 205-9955 F: (818) 205-9944 E: sforman@tharpe-howell.com

STEPHANIE FORMAN is Managing Partner of the Firm and oversees its daily business operations from the Firm’s Sherman Oaks, California office.  Ms. Forman is AV Preeminent Rated, having achieved the highest rating available to attorneys nationwide.  Her practice focuses on all phases of civil litigation in both Federal and State courts, including arbitration, mediation and trial.  She represents a broad range of clients, primarily in the areas of employment and labor law, premises liability, product liability, wrongful death and mass tort litigation; and has extensive experience counseling companies on administrative and regulatory compliance issues, including environmental and diverse risk assessment matters.

Ms. Forman is also a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) which is comprised of insurance companies, corporations, corporate counsel, litigation and risk managers, claims professionals and attorneys who, through education and collaboration, promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense.  Ms. Forman has also served on the Los Angeles Superior Court Voluntary Settlement Conference (VSC) Panel.

Practice Areas


J.D., University of Southern California Law School, 1997
(Semi-Finalist, Hale Moot Court Honors Competition)
B.S., University of Southern California, cum laude, 1994


American Bar Association
Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Southern California Fraud Investigators Association
National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA)

Bar Admissions 

State Bar of California

Court Admissions

All California State Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court - Central District of California

U.S. District Court - Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court - Northern District of California

U.S. District Court - Southern District of California


Spanish (Fluent)

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