Stefanie Schaeffer

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Stefanie Schaeffer
Born Stefani Lynn Schaeffer
(1974-05-31) May 31, 1974 (age 43)
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[edit]

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 from Southwestern University School of Law in their SCALE program.[3]


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[edit]

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[edit]

Schaeffer lives in Los Angeles, California.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "The State Bar of California". Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  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. ^ "Stefanie Schaeffer". Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  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