Dafney Dubuisson Stokes is a Partner of Wong Fleming. Ms. Dubuisson Stokes concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, bankruptcy and automotive finance. She has successfully defended Fortune 500 corporate clients in connection with Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices, Truth in Lending and bankruptcy litigation on a national level. Prior to a career in the law, Ms. Dubuisson Stokes worked for almost a decade in the social service sector advocating for youth in specialized foster care placement. Ms. Dubuisson Stokes has since redirected her passion for advocacy by developing strong relationships with her clients, vigorously representing their interests and tirelessly in engaging within the legal community in promotion of diversity and inclusion in the profession.
Ms. Dubuisson Stokes presently serves as the co-chair of the Emerging Leaders Initiative within NAMWOLF (National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms), which aims to achieve equity in the legal profession through collaboration between law firms and the corporate sector. Ms. Dubuisson Stokes is also a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Ethics Committee, (District IIIB) and on the Board of the Marks Cares, Inc. in Montclair, New Jersey with a mission to eradicate homelessness throughout New Jersey. Ms. Dubuisson Stokes has also been recognized by NJBIZ as a 2023 Leaders in Law honoree.
Ms. Dubuisson Stokes is licensed to practice law in Alaska (2023), New Jersey (2013), New York (2018), Ohio (2022) and Pennsylvania (2012). She holds a B.A. with honors from Boston College and a J.D. from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.
- Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Asset Recovery
- Employment and Labor Law
- Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy
- New Jersey
- New York
- D.N.J., S.D.N.Y., M.D. Pa., E.D. Pa., N.D. Ind., S.D. Ind., D. Colo., W.D. Tenn.
PROFESSIONAL HONORS, AWARDS AND ACTIVITIES
- Member, Burlington County Bar Association
- Member, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
- Member, Supreme Court of New Jersey District Ethics Committee, Burlington County, District IIIB
- Honoree, NJBIZ Leaders in Law, 2023
- “Panel: Make FJD Debt Collection Fair, Practical” (Philadelphia Bar Reporter, Opinion, March 2013).
- “How to Lay a Foundation to Get Your Evidence Introduced in New Jersey: Introducing Physical Evidence at Trial” (Presenter, National Business Institute Online CLE Seminar, December 2022).
- “Tips and Tricks for Managing Hybrid and Remote Legal Teams” (Presenter, National Business Institute Online CLE Seminar, April 2023).
- “Legal Ethics 2023: What You Need to Know NOW” (Presenter, National Business Institute Online CLE Seminar, June 2023).
- Haitian Creole
- J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law (2012)
- B.A., Boston College (2002)