My areas of practice are criminal law (in particular private accessory prosecution) and migration law.

I am happy to provide legal advice and represent you in the following fields:

Migration law

business migration (especially freelancer, artists and scientists)
residency for study or educational purposes
residency on humanitarian grounds (health reasons, etc)
permanent residency and German citizenship
withdrawal and loss of residence status
freedom of movement for EU-citizens and their relatives

Criminal law

private accessory prosecution in case victim to a crime
assistance of legal counsel for witnesses
criminal defence*

*it is of personal concern to me to support those affected by sexual violence, violence against lgbtqi*, racist and antisemitic violence. Therefore, I rule out any criminal defence on these allegations.

My office is situated at Kottbusser Damm 72, 10967 Berlin. It is a shared office with the well known lawyers
– Christina Clemm (family law and criminal law)
– Valeska Knarr (family law and criminal law)
– Maria Kröpfl (family law and criminal law)
– Barbara Petersen (family law and criminal law)
– Inken Stern (migration law and civil status law)
– Barbara Wessel (migration law)

Please contact my office by phone 030 39 80 86 69 on

Monday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday closed
Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

or any time via mail (at) kanzleisteffen (dot) de (my secretary)

We would like to address you using your preferred form of address and pronouns. Please let us know how we may address you.

About me

I was born in 1986 in Germany. My pronouns are she/ her.

I studied German and European law in Würzburg, Sevilla (Spain) and in Berlin. Therefore I was granted the title of European jurist (Univ.-Würzburg).

My doctoral thesis on public international law is supervised by Prof. a.D. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dr. h.c. Philip Kunig at the Free University of Berlin. It was funded by the Hansen Foundation and is currently being examined.

During my legal clerkship, I worked at the Foreign Office of Germany, at the Central Office of the Land Judicial Authorities for the Investigation of National Socialist crimes in Ludwigsburg and at a lawyer’s office focusing on criminal and family law (in particular representing victims of domestic and sexual violence).

Prior to my current profession, I was employed, inter alia, at the German Federal Ministry of Justice and at the Free University of Berlin in the areas of constitutional law, European law and public international law.

I am a member of the Republikanischer Anwältinnen- und Anwaltsverein e.V. (RAV) and Nebenklage e. V.