Stephanie N. Fakih

Founder & Principal, Rights First Law

Stephanie chose a career in law because she has a passion for helping people. She is committed to protecting the rights of her clients and upholding the promises of the United States Constitution. Stephanie also works to ensure that her clients understand their legal situation and the laws affecting them and their rights. Stephanie attends several continuing legal education seminars every month to ensure she is at the forefront of the ever-changing law.

Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor and received her Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law in New York City. Stephanie is licensed to practice law in California and Michigan state courts and in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Membership & Association


  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Inns of Court - Oakland County Chapter
  • Federal Bar Association


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan Criminal Law Section
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Oakland County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee
  • Oakland County Bar Association Family Law Committee
  • Wayne County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Oakland County Bar Association American Inn of Court


  • The State Bar of California
  • The State Bar of California Criminal Law Section
  • California Appellate Defense Counsel
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • The San Diego County Bar Association