Wade M. Stephens

Philadelphia, PA
(215) 732-3255
Pronouns: He/him/his

Mr. Stephens guides clients through environmental litigation, including CERCLA & state analog contribution actions and toxic torts, and regulatory matters, including RCRA enforcement actions and TSCA Compliance. Mr. Stephens also has experience handling real estate acquisition due diligence.

Extended profile

While in law school, Mr. Stephens was an Associate Editor on the Journal of Law and Commerce, Co-President of the International Law Society, and represented Pitt in the 2019 National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition. Mr. Stephens was also a member of Pitt Law’s Environmental Law Clinic, working with his client on matters involving federal land use regulations.

Prior to law school, Mr. Stephens spent several years working in the international education consulting industry. He most recently served as the Director of Admission for mid-sized firm out of Boston, Massachusetts, working directly with both individual and organizational clients on specific cases and programs.


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in International Business Transactions


  • Mr. Stephens is the Co-Author of the TSCA Compliance Guide. As part of this role, Mr. Stephens monitors all EPA actions regarding TSCA and disseminates information to subscribers either through published quarterly updates. More information about the TSCA Compliance Guide can be found here.

Practice Areas

  • Environmental
  • Litigation
  • Regulatory enforcement
  • Real estate


  • Pennsylvania


  • Juris Doctor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    • Concentration in Environmental & Energy Law
    • Certificate in International & Comparative Law
    • Mr. Stephens spent a portion of his first law school summer studying European economic and commercial law at University of Augsburg in Augsburg, Germany
  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Minor in Philosophy, University of Delaware