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ATTORNEY

Stephanie L. Sickler

Associate Attorney

stephanie@whitcomblawpc.com

Stephanie L. Sickler

Practice Areas:

Government Contracting
Commercial/Civil Litigation
Federal and State Regulatory
Business Transactional
Natural Resources
Oil and Gas

Stephanie was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy when she decided to pursue a career in law. Her legal career has provided her the opportunity to work in both the private and public practice of law, allowing her to offer a unique legal perspective for her clients. Stephanie specializes in navigating various regulatory frameworks at both the federal and local levels guiding clients through both government regulatory and administrative law. This attention to detail has allowed Stephanie to expand her expertise to also provide valuable insight and guidance to her clients on business transaction and civil litigation matters.

Experience

Stephanie works with the Government Contracting, Civil Litigation, and Business Transactional teams at Whitcomb, Selinsky, P.C. She spends most of her time working on transactional documents or with the Government Contracting team, counseling clients on pre-award and post-award protests, contract changes, and Contract Disputes Acts claims. Not afraid of a challenge, Stephanie also assists the senior attorneys with various aspects of litigation, mostly focusing on the discovery process.

Prior to her time at Whitcomb, Selinsky, P.C., Stephanie worked for a boutique natural resources firm in Denver, Colo. representing oil and gas companies before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Her focus was on federal, state and local permitting, rulemakings, enforcement actions and operational conflicts. Stephanie’s favorite part of this practice was representing her clients while collaborating with industry and local lawmakers to develop effective and workable regulations that sought to achieve better environmental outcomes.

Stephanie’s public sector experience stems from representing the United States while working for the U.S. Navy Office of General Counsel at the Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR). During her time at SPAWAR, she provided day-to-day counseling on FAR, DFAR and ITAR compliance. She also supported source selection teams in the development of government contracts and also advised on government and contractor compliance on such contracts. While most of her focus was on the federal procurement practice at SPAWAR, Stephanie provided guidance to military and civilian personnel on administrative law issues as well.

Stephanie’s strong sense of duty is seen in every aspect of her practice of law and in her continued service to the community as well. Stephanie serves on various city and county commissions where she strives to develop workable and useful solutions for various problems. She focuses her efforts on assisting military members, veterans, and their families with available benefits and resources. When she’s not busy trying to take on the world, Stephanie enjoys baking, going on new adventures with her family, and watching baseball. Go Dodgers!

Additional Experience

Oil and Gas Regulatory Associate: Jost Energy Law, Denver, Colo.: 2018, 2019 and 2020
U.S. Navy Office of General Counsel: Space and Naval Warfare Command, San Diego, Calif.: 2016 and 2017
Engineering Laboratory Technician: U.S. Navy - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009

Publications

Stephanie has co-authored several articles. To see a list of these articles, click here.

Accomplishments

2019 Honoree, Hart Energy 25 Impactful Veterans in Energy

Professional and Civic Affiliations

City of Thornton Judicial Appointment and Retention Advisory Commission: Chair, 2019 – Present
Adams County Military and Veterans Advisory Commission: Commissioner, Nov. 2020 – Present
Women Veterans Engaging the Nation (WoVEN): Founding Member, 2015-2017

Education

Juris Doctor with a Focus on Water/Energy Law, 2016: California Western School of Law, San Diego, Calif.
 

Bachelor of Arts in Political with a History Minor, 2012 - magna cum laude: College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.

Associate of Arts Degree Through Credit Recognition in Nuclear Medical Technology, 2009: University of Phoenix

Admitted

Colorado
Wyoming

 

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court: District of Colorado and District of Wyoming

U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims