Stephanie Vilella > Estrella LLC > San Juan, Puerto Rico > Lawyer Profile

Estrella LLC
Puerto Rico

Work Department

Litigation Practice




Stephanie Vilella is a Litigation Associate at Estrella, LLC. She received her undergraduate education from The George Washington University, and she completed her Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law.  Stephanie was admitted to practice in New York in 2019.

While at American, Stephanie served as Associate Managing Editor of the American University Business Law Review.  She also served as Research Assistant to Professor Jeremi Duru, one of the foremost sports law authorities in the United States.  Additionally, Stephanie complemented her studies with substantive public service experience.  Stephanie completed a judicial internship with the Honorable Laura A. Cordero of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and later worked with underprivileged, migrant communities with the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (“CAIR”) Coalition and American’s Immigrant Justice Clinic.

Prior to joining Estrella, LLC, Stephanie served as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division at the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York.  In that capacity, she litigated numerous federal civil rights lawsuits on behalf of the City of New York, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and employees of the City of New York, including a purported class action seeking compensatory damages and injunctive relief.


  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council


  • The George Washington University, 2015, Bachelor of Arts in Political Communication
  • American University Washington College of Law, 2018, Juris DoctorCum Laude
  • Associate Managing Editor, American University Business Law Review