Stephenie Lape is the quintessential attorney. She is intelligent, extremely hardworking, and brutally honest. Stephenie comes from a long line of attorneys and has an unmatched pedigree.  Honesty, hard work, and integrity are a few of the traits instilled in Stephenie by her family, which includes her grandfather, the late Judge Raymond E. Lape. Stephenie also has three aunts who are practicing attorneys.

The criminal cases Stephenie handles run the full gamut from minor misdemeanors to felony charges carrying the potential of life in prison. Stephenie treats and litigates all cases with the same unwavering determination for which she is known. She has proven time and time again that to get a positive outcome, you must be willing to outwork the opposition.

Never receiving a grade lower than a ‘B’ in her academic career and once on track to become a math professor, Stephenie’s analytical approach and preparedness help her excel as a trial lawyer. Stephenie graduated magna cum laude when receiving her bachelors degree in history from Northern Kentucky University and her Juris Doctor at Salmon P. Chase College of Law.

Ultimately it was Stephenie Lape’s regard for history, specifically the revolutionary period and birth of the Constitution, that led her to law. “The liberties of our country . . . are worth defending against all hazards: and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.” –Samuel Adams.

Stephenie looks to emulate the perseverance portrayed by our forefathers as she upholds the principles set forth in the Constitution, and defends her clients. With inspiration from figures like Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and her own family all fighting in defense of liberty, her path to law was ever clear. Now with five years of experience as a criminal and family law attorney, Stephenie Lape strives for justice and excellence with the same drive and unwavering spirit that called her to the profession.

When Stephenie’s clients have been the victims of illegal searches, false accusations, and bending of the rules by law enforcement, it was Stephenie who was the game changer. Her analytical drive and attention to detail in legal research and fact gathering play a paramount role in the dissecting of the loose arguments of unprepared prosecutors. Stephenie Lape has been responsible for the return of not only her clients’ freedoms, but also their property and cash, their reputations, and their rights.

Navigating the minefield of divorce and custody proceedings can be a challenging and emotional undertaking. Stephenie Lape understands the many issues associated with family law matters and the difficulties they can cause in the lives of clients.  Stephenie lives in a stepfamily situation and has dealt with these difficulties firsthand.

Finding experienced and trustworthy counsel willing to listen and explain everything in a straight forward manner can be just as daunting. Having experienced, honest representation during these circumstances is paramount in not only achieving the client’s sought after results, but also minimizing the negative effects on the family–especially children. Stephenie Lape has proven herself to be more than just an accomplished family law attorney, she provides her clients with not only a good outcome, but piece of mind.

In the legal community, recognition can mean a lot. In and out of the court room Stephenie Lape’s knowledge and experience have set her apart. Stephenie attacks all of her clients’ cases head on and implements relentless determination in litigation. As a result, her clients’ receive a large number of not guilty verdicts, dismissals, and favorable family law decisions.

For her hard work and dedication to her practice and the clients she protects, Stephenie has won numerous awards. Most notably, she received an Avvo Clients’ Choice Award in 2015 for Criminal Defense. Later that same year, she would be selected as a 2016 Super Lawyers® Rising Star℠. As someone so dedicated and only at the beginning of her career, more honors are sure to follow.

For the rare moments when Stephenie is not working on a case and upholding the rights of her clients, she spends time with her family, attends Crossroads church, and teaches law classes at a local college. She is an avid reader and enjoys gardening and the outdoors.

Stephenie’s attention to detail, passion for the Constitution, and unrivaled work ethic make her the obvious choice for anyone seeking the representation of a criminal or family law attorney. A step above the rest, Stephenie Lape is the quintessential attorney and the Law Office of Stephenie Lape is ready to provide you with the professional representation you and your family deserve.

Stephenie Lape

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Domestic violence, Assault, Gun Charges, Drug Possession, Drug Trafficking, Theft Crimes, Nonpayment of Child Support, Post-Conviction, Expungments, Appeals

Family Law

Divorce, Dissolution, Child Custody, Child Support, Post Decree Modification, Post Decree Contempt, Juvenile Court Matters, Civil Protection Orders, Appeals

Licensed in Ohio

Stephenie helps clients in these counties:

Hamilton County

Warren and Butler County

Clermont, Brown and Adams County


Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase Colllege of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
J.D. (Magna Cum Laude)
Honors: Special Recognition for Voluntary Pro Bono

Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky
B.S. (Magna Cum Laude)
Honors: Dean’s List
Honors: N.K.U. Study Abroad Scholarships
Major: History

Phone: (513) 621-8710
Fax: (513) 621-8703
810 Sycamore Street, 6th Floor, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202