Brown Law Group | San Diego, CA
Chief Client Officer
Partner, January 2008 – Present
Associate, April 2002 – January 2008 (including its predecessor, Vantage Law Group)


Stacy Fode focuses her practice on employment litigation and advisement. She specializes in representing business clients in all aspects of employment law including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, whistle blower, employment agreement disputes, and wage and hour matters, including class actions. Stacy’s clients include employers in the energy, financial, insurance, retail, automotive, telecommunications and technology industries.


Smaha & Daley | San Diego, CA
Associate, April 1999 – April 2002


Press & Media:

Stacy has been a speaker on employment and diversity related topics and has published articles on these subjects. She has appeared on television segments relating to Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination and Recent Developments in Employment/Labor Laws and has been featured on: CBS Morning News (San Diego affiliate), NBC Morning News (San Diego affiliate); and KGTV Morning News (San Diego affiliate).



Rated AV®-Preeminent by Martindale, Ms. Fode has been recognized as a Super Lawyer (2015), San Diego Magazine Top Lawyer (2014), a San Diego Metro Magazine Mover to Watch (2012), and a recipient of the San Diego Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business Award (2009).


Community Involvement & Service:

Stacy is very active in the community. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Association and a past President of the Lawyers Club of San Diego, a bar association with over 1000 members. She is also an active member of many other professional and law-related organizations, including the American Bar Association, California Women Lawyers, Defense Research Institute, the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms, and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. Stacy provides pro bono legal services to I Love a Clean San Diego, and served as a mock trial coach for University High School.


Personal & Community Interests:

Stacy is married to Dr. Matthew Spydell, an oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and they have two children. She enjoys yoga, golf, and walking in her Point Loma neighborhood.

Bar and Court Admissions:

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S.D.C. Southern District of California
U.S.D.C. Central District of California
U.S.D.C. Northern District of California
U.S.D.C. Eastern District of California


University of Oregon School of Law
Eugene, OR, J.D., 1998
Awards: Dean’s Scholarship Award
Activities: Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, Associate Editor
Oregon Law Students’ Public Interest Fund, Co-Director
Certified Mediator: Small Claims Court Mediation Volunteer

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA. B.A., Law and Society, cum laude, March 1994
Honors: College of Letters and Science Honors Recipient
Law and Society Honors Recipient (Distinction in Major)
Dean’s List Scholar’s Award