Her history and specialties include:
Stephanie understands what it’s like to practice law and run a business. She started her career at a big law firm before co-founding her own real estate litigation firm. As the managing partner, Stephanie watched her firm grow from two lawyers to a team of twenty people in just seven years.
Her passion for running a business led her to pursue coaching and consulting so she could help other lawyers who work hard, but often felt stuck in their business. In 2016, she was tapped by a joint venture comprising the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, and Georgia’s five law schools to design and launch Lawyers for Equal Justice, an incubator helping newer lawyers start socially conscious law firms.
Stephanie joined the Lawyerist team in 2018 and launched our Lawyerist Lab program. She still works closely with the lawyers in our Lab program but splits her time and also oversees our business operations.
Stephanie wants to make an impact in her community and do her part to leave the world a little better. She currently serves on the board of directors of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation and the Mikell Camp and Conference Center. She has previously served on the Georgia State Law Alumni Council, as a board member for Making Your Business Les Cayes (a project to teach and provide funding to business start ups in Les Cayes, Haiti), and volunteered as a youth group leader and lay leader at her church.
In 2020, Stephanie was named to the ABA’s Women of Legal Tech list and is a member of the 2017 Fastcase 50 class. Her college, Oglethorpe University, presented her with the Spirit of Oglethorpe Award in 2018 for living out the school’s values of making a life, making a living, and making a difference. During her career as a lawyer, Stephanie was recognized as a Rising Star and a Super Lawyer and named as a distinguished lawyer by Georgia Trends magazine.
She is a co-author of Lawyerist’s popular book The Small Firm Roadmap, and host of The Lawyerist Podcast.