Stephanie M. Herrera

Stephanie M. Herrera

Co-Chair, Federal Sector EEO Practice Group
Silver Spring, Maryland

Ms. Stephanie M. Herrera is a Partner at Gilbert Employment Law focusing on EEOC Federal Sector Administrative Litigation, Federal Court Litigation, and Appellate Law and has worked with the firm since 2005. Ms. Herrera represents federal employees across the United States and stationed overseas in cases involving Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Her litigation practice extends to labor issues and she has represented both unions and employees in arbitration. Ms. Herrera also advises and represents federal agencies in administrative proceedings and arbitration.
Ms. Herrera has been a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA). In Spring 2008, Ms. Herrera organized the MSBA Labor and Employment Law Group's Annual Spring Dinner that included a Panel Discussion on Proving & Defending Damage Claims Under Maryland Article 49B with Honorable Diane Leasure, Circuit Administrative Judge, 5th Judicial Circuit, on behalf of the firm. She also coordinated the firm's submission of the Summer 2009 and Fall 2016 MSBA Labor and Employment Law Group's Newsletter. In Fall 2016, Ms. Herrera conducted a labor training for a federal agency and is responsible for the firm's new attorney training and orientation.
While in law school, Ms. Herrera served as a Note and Comment Mentor for the Journal of Gender, Social Policy, and the Law and participated in the law school's first Disability Rights Law Clinic. She also clerked for the firm.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Herrera served in Teach for America and taught second grade in a Baltimore City Public School for two years. Originally from the Republic of Panama, she is fluent in Spanish.
Ms. Herrera graduated from American University's Washington College of Law with Honors, and also, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University.


  • J.D., The American University’s Washington College of Law
  • B.A., Texas A&M University

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Areas of Practice

  • EEOC Federal Sector Administrative Litigation
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Labor/Arbitration
  • EEOC/Federal Appellate Law

Honors and Awards

  • Maryland and Washington DC Rising Star for 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.