Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D. 2016

South Dakota State University, B.A., 2013

Stephanie L. Kroeze, The FTC Won’t Let Me Be: The Need for a Private Right of Action Under Section 5 of the FTC Act, 50 Val. U. L. Rev. 227 (2015).

Background & Current Services

Steph Kroeze graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2016. While there, she was a research assistant, law review board member, and moot court participant. She worked for the South Dakota Attorney General, where she worked on legislation that was later passed to help consumers in South Dakota. She also has a published article about consumer protection.

After law school, Steph Kroeze worked for 8 trial court judges for the Seventh Judicial Circuit in Rapid City, South Dakota. There, she worked on a variety of cases ranging from complex divorce litigation, civil litigation, and criminal trials.

After her clerkship, she worked for the Pennington County State’s Attorneys office for two years. She prosecuted over 700 cases, ranging from minor misdemeanors to felonies. She served the Pennington County DUI Court program for a year working with individuals with substance abuse issues. During this time, she started Attorney Attire, a blog to help young attorneys and law students navigate their careers. Currently, Steph Kroeze will take probono clients in South Dakota on a case by case basis. Her Colorado Bar application is pending.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law

Real Estate Law

Consumer Protection