Cornelia Stössel Casanova

The focus of her activities is on criminal law (representing accused or aggrieved parties and providing victim assistance), marital and family law, employment law and inheritance law. Of German mother tongue, she also has very good language skills in French, English and Italian and a basic command of Spanish and Russian, and thus often provides legal services and advice for our non-German-speaking clients.

Professional background

  • University of Geneva Translators’ School, with a Translator Diploma for German, French & English (1978–1982), followed by public relations work

  • Law studies at the University of Zurich, with a Lizentiat degree (1992–1997)

  • Legal internship followed by service as a legal clerk at the Zurich District Court, with further duties as a substitute judge (1998–2001)

  • Admission to the Bar in 2001

  • Independent attorney at law since 2002, since 2007 with Kaiser Stössel Attorneys

  • Member of the “Pikett Strafverteidigung” (On-Call Criminal Defence) association and of the “Strafverteidigung” (Criminal Defence) and “Arbeitsrecht” (Employment Law) workgroups of the ZAV Zurich Bar Association

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