Stephanie C. Kucera

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Stephanie’s practice focuses on assisting professionals with a variety of issues including professional liability, business management, contracts, and employment matters.  She specializes in professional negligence, insurance, and healthcare law.  She advises clinics and independent practitioners across Central Oregon.  As a skilled litigator, Stephanie represents individual professionals, business owners, clinics and hospitals of all sizes.  She works hard to be the most knowledgeable person in the room about her cases and clients.

Law Practice Continued

Stephanie started her legal career in Missoula, Montana.  After earning her PhD she became a litigation consultant, which she continued while attending law school.  Before moving to Central Oregon she practiced for five years serving clients across the state of Montana, primarily in medical negligence and medical device litigation.  She has been with Hart Wagner since 2016.  When she’s not working you will find her skiing, hiking, and spending time on the water with her family.


University of Montana School of Law
J.D., 2011

University of Montana
Ph.D., Psychology, 2006

University of Nebraska – Lincoln
B.A., Psychology, French, Spanish, 2002


Hart Wagner LLP
Partner, January 2020 – present
Associate Attorney
, September 2016 – December 2019

Buxbaum Daue PLLC
Associate Attorney, May 2011 – August 2016

Litigation Consultant
July 2007 – June 2011

The NeuroDevelopment Center
Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Associate, January 2008 – January 2011

Brain Injury Association of Montana
Development Director, August 2007 – August 2008

Amylin Pharmaceuticals
Clinical Development, June 2006 – July 2007

Admitted To Practice

Oregon State Court
Montana State Court
Washington State Court
U.S. District Court: District of Oregon; District of Montana

Awards and Recognition

Super Lawyers
Rising Star – Civil Litigation: Defense, 2018, 2020

Cascade Business News
Accomplished Under 40 Award Winner – 2018

Professional Activities and Associations

Oregon State Bar

Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2015-2016

Montana Bar Association

Washington State Bar