Stefanie Schaeffer

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Stefanie Schaeffer
Born Stefani Lynn Schaeffer
(1974-05-31) May 31, 1974 (age 46)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Education English and psychology (University of California, Riverside)
J.D.; top 10% of her class (Southwestern University School of Law)
Occupation Real Estate Broker's License, On Air Personality, Motivational Speaker

Stefanie Schaeffer (born Stefani Lynn Schaeffer;[1] May 31, 1974)[2] is an American defense attorney from California. She was named Season 6 Apprentice on the reality show of the same name. She is currently the host of Know Your Rights TV, a news legal webisodic.

Early life and education

Schaeffer was born in Burbank, California to Gloria Peri-Smith and Peter Schaeffer, and was raised in Palm Springs. She has one brother, Michael Schaeffer.

She had a double major in college - English and psychology - and graduated from the University of California, Riverside. Schaeffer graduated in the top 10% of her class from Southwestern University School of Law[3] in their SCALE program.


Selected as a Los Angeles Lawyer "Young Rising Star" in 2006 for excellence in law, Schaeffer was a trial attorney for California defense firm Stockwell, Harris, Widom, Woolverton & Muehl.

She joined the firm on August 16, 2006, prior to The Apprentice.[1] She defended California employers against workers' compensation, subrogation and discrimination claims, and defended large real estate developers in construction defect litigation. She worked for Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP.

She is a member of the alumni association board of directors at Southwestern Law School.[4]

The Apprentice

Schaeffer was hired in the sixth season of The Apprentice. Schaeffer is the first practicing attorney (Season Two winner Kelly Perdew earned a law degree but chose not to practice) and the second woman to be hired by Trump. Schaeffer oversaw the Trump at Cap Cana project in Santo Domingo on a 1-year contract (with a starting salary exceeding $250,000 USD) as an owners' representative for Trump at Capcana, and also became the Vice President of sales and marketing for Trump International Hotel and Tower in Las Vegas.[5][6]


Year Show Role Notes
2007 The Apprentice Herself 14 Episodes
2007 Live with Regis Herself April 24
2007 Reality Chat Herself April
2007 KTLA Herself May 5
2007 Sexiest Stars of Reality TV Herself November
2007 Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld Herself-Panelist November 27
2008 TV Guide Network 411 Herself April 11
2008 KTLA News Herself April 11
2008 The John Kerwin Show Herself May 7
2008 Miss USA Pageant Herself May
2008 The Golf Minute Herself May 19
2009 The Golf Fix Herself April 6
2009 BMW Charity Pro AM Herself May 14–16
2010 Wealth Without Risk Herself April 11

Personal life

Schaeffer lives in Los Angeles, California.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The State Bar of California". Retrieved 2007-04-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Date of birth found on the California Birth Index 1905-1995, under SCHAEFFER, STEFANIE L, on 31 May 1974 in Los Angeles County.
  3. "Ms Stefanie Lynn Schaeffer, Attorney". Retrieved November 25, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Alumni Association Board of Directors — Southwestern Law School
  5. 'The Apprentice' comes to Las Vegas
  6. Stefani Schaeffer "shocked" to win 'The Apprentice: Los Angeles'

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Preceded by
Sean Yazbeck
The Apprentice Winners
Season 6
Succeeded by
Piers Morgan