Stephanie Modica

Stephanie Modica

Clermont, Florida
Stephanie Modica was raised in Clermont, Florida. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2003 with a degree in Political Science. Stephanie obtained her Juris Doctor in 2006 from Roger Williams University School of Law where she graduated Cum Laude from the Honors Program and was an Assistant Editor of the law review. ​Stephanie began her career as a Judicial Staff Attorney for the Honorable Don F. Briggs, Honorable Mark Nacke, and Honorable Michael G. Takac from 2006-2012. As a Staff Attorney, Stephanie handled both civil and criminal dockets, with issues including family law matters, class actions, complex civil matters, illegal sentences and capital post conviction relief. From 2012-2014, Stephanie was an Assistant Public Defender under the Honorable Michael A. Graves, representing clients in juvenile, misdemeanor, felony and criminal contempt matters as well as appeals. Stephanie is currently specializing in Criminal Defense and Family Law. Stephanie volunteers within her local community participating in the Lake County Teen Court Program, Juvenile Justice Steering Committee, and as a Hospice volunteer. She loves playing golf with her dad (who typically beats her), practicing yoga and hanging with her miniature schnauzer, Barrington who is the cutest dog in the world.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law


  • Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, Rhode Island
    • Juris Doctor cum laude - 2006
    • Law Review: Roger Williams University Law Review, Assistant Editor
  • University of Florida - 2003
    • Major: Political Science

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Don F. Briggs, Judicial Staff Attorney, 2006 - 2012
  • Honorable Mark Nacke, Judicial Staff Attorney, 2006 - 2012
  • Honorable Michael G. Takac, Judicial Staff Attorney, 2006 - 2012
  • Honorable Michael A. Graves, Assistant Public Defender, 2012 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Lake County Teen Court Program
  • Juvenille Justice Steering Committee
  • Hospice volunteer