Stephanie Mulcahy represents mortgage lenders in financial services related litigation. Her background includes defending financial institutions against claims involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Truth in Lending Act (TILA), Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act. Stephanie also has substantial experience in defending lenders from jurisdictional challenges and title-related claims at the trial court level, as well as the Second District Appellate Court. In addition, Stephanie has assisted large corporate clients with legislative initiatives concerning global issues.

Committed to providing each of her clients with exceptional and effective representation, Stephanie takes a hands-on approach to every matter. Having spent several years in the commercial lending industry prior to her legal career, Stephanie has a deep understanding of the issues financial service institutions are facing. Her clients appreciate her aggressive approach to litigation, including identifying key issues, formulating case strategy, and providing recommendations that lead to the expeditious resolution of the litigation.

Stephanie's experience further includes environmental law. As an extern for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 5 office, she worked directly with the Deputy Regional Counsel. During her tenure, she helped with all aspects of litigation for enforcement cases, including those involving toxic substances and clean air and water.

Before joining Hinshaw, Stephanie worked at a financial services firm in Burr Ridge, Illinois where she handled a wide range of financial service litigation throughout the state of Illinois.

During law school, Stephanie was the Symposium Editor for the DePaul Law Review. She was also the President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and the Environmental Law Society.

Professional Affiliations

  • DuPage County Bar Association
    • Animal Law Committee, Chair, 2018 – 2019; Vice-Chair, 2017 – 2018
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • DePaul University College of Law
    • CALI Award in "Environmental Law"
    • CALI Award in "Pre-Trial Civil Litigation Strategy"
    • Chancellor's Award for Service
    • Child and Family Law Center Public Service Scholarship
    • Dean's Certificate of Service
    • Dean's List

Community/Civic Activities

  • Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-A-Beach
  • Animal Care League
  • Anti-Cruelty Society
  • Cook County Domestic Violence Courthouse

J.D., cum laude, DePaul University College of Law, 2013

B.S., University of Illinois at Chicago, 2007