Stephanie J Derks



Stephanie Derks is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP. She concentrates her practice in estate planning, trust and estate administration, tax compliance, and other wealth planning issues. She is a member of the firm’s Estates & Trusts Practice.

Prior to joining Foley, Stephanie was an associate at a Wisconsin-based law firm, where she focused on estate planning, trust and probate administration, and gift and estate tax preparation. During law school, she worked as a law clerk at a litigation law firm and served as a student attorney for the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, as well as a student mediator for the Mediation Clinic.


  • Received, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for:
    • Corporate Law (2022)
    • Trusts and Estates (2021-2022)


Stephanie received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2015), where she was a managing editor for Wisconsin Law Review. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A., 2011), with a certificate in European studies.

Community Engagement

  • Volunteer, Marquette Estate Planning Clinic

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Milwaukee Association for Women Lawyers


  • Wisconsin