Kiandra D. Steffy, Esq.

Associate

Kiandra D. Steffy, Esq. practices in the firm’s Labor and Employment, Title IX and Commercial Litigation groups as well as the Internal Investigations group. She has experience with state and federal employment law and provides representation in employment litigation matters where she assists employers in the investigation of allegations of discrimination, harassment and other types of workplace misconduct. Kiandra also represents higher education entities with regard to Title IX matters.

Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, Kiandra served as an Associate in the litigation group of a law firm based in Harrisburg, PA where she focused her practice in fiduciary litigation, employment litigation and education law. She previously served as an Assistant City Solicitor with the City of Philadelphia Law Department as well as an arbitrator for the Office of District Court Administration in Lancaster, PA. Kiandra also served as Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Dennis E. Reinaker.

As a participant of the Clemency Project 2014, which allows non-violent, low-level offenders to receive pro bono representation, Kiandra successfully petitioned for an incarcerated individual to receive a commuted sentence after being granted clemency by former President Barack Obama. She is the first member of the National Bar Association to file a successful petition for clemency.

Kiandra is an active member of the Lancaster community and has served in many leadership roles. She is currently Chair of the Junior Board of Directors for Girls on the Run of Lancaster and is on the Board of Trustees for The New School of Lancaster. Kiandra also volunteers with the Children Deserve a Chance Foundation (Attollo), a Lancaster-based organization founded by her husband that supports the financial, emotional and spiritual development of underprivileged and disabled youth.

EDUCATION
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, J.D., 2013

University of Maryland, B.A. in Criminology & Criminal Justice and Communication, 2009

BAR ADMISSIONS
Pennsylvania

New Jersey

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Memberships
Lancaster Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Community Involvement
Girls on the Run of Lancaster, Chair of the Junior Board of Directors

The New School of Lancaster, Board of Trustees

Children Deserve a Chance Foundation, Volunteer

ASSETS Lancaster, Board of Directors, 2016 – 2019

Lives Changed By Christ (LCBC) Student Ministry, Life Group Leader, 2013 – 2014

Speaking Engagements
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Award Ceremony, Keynote Speaker, May 12, 2017

United States Department of Education GEAR-UP College Access Program, Speaker, April 25, 2017

Embracing Opportunity, Lancaster League of Women Voters President’s Series, Speaker, March 21, 2017

Black History Month at Bright Side Opportunities Center, Panelist, February 15, 2017

Legal Issues Tied to Starting A Business, ASSETS Lancaster, Speaker, July 13, 2016

Recognitions
McCaskey Alumni Association, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2019

The Legal Intelligencer, Distinguished Leader, 2017

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Represented an indigent client in a matter concerning the Pennsylvania Department of Correction’s violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (pro bono)

Drafted a Clemency Petition which was submitted to the 44th President of the United States   of America, Barack Obama, seeking clemency for an indigent federal inmate. In October   2016 Clemency Petition was granted by President Obama and client’s prison sentence was commuted (pro bono)

Interviewed victims of domestic violence and prepared petitions under the Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse Act (pro bono)

Represented school districts, charter schools and other providers of educational services on matters involving student and faculty rights and compliance with federal and state education laws

Represented professional fiduciaries in matters involving the interpretation of wills and trust agreements, trust modification and reformation, discretionary distributions to beneficiaries, guardianships, surcharge actions for trustees, executors and agents, as well as matters involving special needs trusts

Represented the City of Philadelphia in trial and appellate tax cases

Provided representation for victims of family violence in protection from abuse and custody matters before the Philadelphia Domestic Relations Court

Served as a certified legal intern for the Civil Litigation Field Clinic in Philadelphia and the Lancaster County Office of the District Attorney

 

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