Stephanie P. Addison

Associate Chicago
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Stephanie is an associate in Taft’s Chicago Litigation practice. She has represented a broad range of clients in state and federal courts in complex commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract disputes, employment discrimination claims, and consumer class defense. Stephanie has experience handling issues across various phases of litigation, including case analysis, all aspects of discovery, motion practice, and representing clients in mediation and settlement negotiations.

Before entering private practice, Stephanie served as an assistant inspector general for the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General, where she evaluated investigations, advised investigators on legal matters, monitored criminal and civil litigation for cases originating within the Office, and acted as Freedom of Information Act Officer.

In addition, Stephanie served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Young B. Kim at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and before that, for Justice Cynthia Y. Cobbs at the Illinois Appellate Court, First District.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch,” Commercial Litigation (2024)


  • University of Chicago Law School (2012)
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Education

    Ed.M. Risk & Prevention

  • Northwestern University

    B.S., Social Policy and African American Studies

Professional Affiliations

  • Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago, Inc.