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Margaret D. Stephenson, Esq.

Senior Associate Counsel

Maggie joined Dowling Law in 2016. She advises and represents employers of all sizes on employment and other legal matters, including policy review, conducting workplace investigations, and employee training.


Fueled by her intense love for governmental regulations that no one else wants to read, Maggie also focuses her work on affirmative action compliance for federal government contractors and subcontractors, including developing, maintaining, and advising contractors on Executive Order 11246, Section 503, and VEVRAA-compliant affirmative action plans.


Maggie previously worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the Warren County District Attorney’s office, where she prosecuted numerous matters throughout the North Country. 


Like most lawyers, Maggie cannot resist long, boring meetings, which happens to accompany her passion for giving back to the community well. She is a member of the Adirondack Women's Bar Association (previously serving as Vice President and President, and currently serving as Treasurer) and is a member of the Junior League of Albany. These provide her great opportunities to attend long meetings, but also allow her to volunteer and fundraise for community projects.


Maggie lives with her four dogs, one cat, and husband (in order of importance) in Halfmoon. She has petitioned Dyson to pay her to conduct an intense case study into the strength of their vacuums, but they have sadly declined. She spends her free time mentally editing others’ grammar (she’s been told it can be rude to do so out loud), and practicing the art, sometimes even successfully, of keeping a horse between her and the ground.