Stephanie Gutcher

Schools Legal Service


Stephanie Virrey Gutcher practices in the area of special education where her trial and negotiation skills serve her clients well. She’s currently with Schools Legal Service, where she enjoys supporting our local school districts; before that she worked in private practice in Bakersfield and prior to that in Sacramento, emphasizing both civil and criminal law.

Stephanie grew up in Bakersfield and attended Bakersfield High School. A graduate of the University of California, Davis and the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law, she is excited to be back in Bakersfield and a member of the local bar. She has been a member of the KCBA since returning to Bakersfield. She was Vice President of the Women Lawyers Section in 2016 and 2017 and served as President this year. She will continue to be involved in WLS.

Stephanie has two awesome little girls and is excited to teach them about the great work that can be done to make a positive impact on our own community.