Stephanie G. VanHorn

Stephanie G. VanHorn

State College, Pennsylvania

Attorney Stephanie VanHorn is a central Pennsylvania native, who grew up in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania and received her legal education at Penn State Law. Attorney VanHorn focuses her practice on criminal defense and family law, including divorce, custody, and support and prides herself on aggressively protecting her clients' interests. She has handled cases in both state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Attorney VanHorn is a pragmatic and compassionate advocate, who relentlessly pursues the best outcome based on each client's individual circumstances and needs.

Outside the courtroom, Attorney VanHorn is deeply involved in the community. She is a member of the State College Downtown Rotary Club and is a graduate of the Leadership Centre County Class of 2018. She serves as the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Centre County Bar Association and has been involved in the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Attorney VanHorn graduated second in her class at Penn State Law in 2015 and soon thereafter was admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 50% Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2016
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2016


  • Penn State Law in College Station, University Park, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2015
    • Law Review: Penn State Law Review, Senior Editor, 2013 - 2015
  • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 2012
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Taming the Beast: Why Courts Should Not Interpret 18 U.S.C. & 666 to Criminalize Gratuities, 119 Penn.St.L.Rev. 301, Vol 119:1, 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Woolsack Honor Society, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Centre County Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Leadership Centre County, Class of 2018, 2018 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Masorti Law Group, P.C., Law Clerk/Associate Attorney, 2015 - 2016
  • Rudnitsky Hackman & Potter, L.L.P., Summer Law Clerk, 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, State College Downtown Rotary Club, 2018 - Present


  • English


  • Phi Kappa Phi