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With more than twenty-two years of experience with law litigation, I bring substantive knowledge of emerging law and significant trial experience to the practice of family law in Florida. As a skilled law advocate, I'm a zealous advocate in pursuit of my client’s rights. My knowledge of current and emerging legal issues has garnered me recognition in the legal community. I'm a contributor to 'The Rules Rule' column of the Clearwater Bar Association (CBA)'s Res Ipsa Loquitur Newsletter. I am also the newsletter's former editor. In the past, I also served as Chair of the CBA's Family Law Section, Bench & Bar Conference Committee, and Oyster Roast. I was an Executive Counsel Member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and participated as a Chairperson, Co-Chair and Committee Member of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for over ten years. I have published articles in local and State bar news publications and have lectured on various topics related to family law. When I'm not working, I like to spend time on the farm with my two dogs, Sadie the Baby and Boo the Monster at my residence in Florida.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 20%
    26 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 20%
    4 years
  3. Child Support: 20%
    4 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    4 years
  5. Alimony: 20%
    4 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

918-A Drew St
Clearwater, FL, 337554518


FLMember in Good Standing198909/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardClearwater Bar Association2008
Excellence in Pro BonoClearwater Bar Association2007
President's AwardClearwater Bar Association2005
President's AwardClearwater Bar Association2003
President's AwardClearwater Bar Association2002
Chair's Special Merit AwardFlorida Bar1996
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentConnie R. Stephens, P.A.2002 - Present
PartnerRamers & Stephens, P.A.1999 - 2002
AssociateJohn D. Fernandez, P.A.1995 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clearwater Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
Clearwater Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A1995 - Present
Florida BarN/A1989 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionN/A1989 - Present
Florida Bar, CLE CommitteeN/AN/A
Clearwater Bar Association, Family Law SectionFamily Law ChairN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Imperial Terrace East Homeowners Association V. GrimesN/A
Sotomayor V. SotomayorN/A
Antique Automobile Radio Inc V. SchultzShareholder wife not liable to corporation for civil theft
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Publication nameTitleDate
Res Ipsa Loquitor (WCBA)"Rules Rule" Column2008
The Family Law CommentatorThe Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1994 And Its Impact Upon Marital Law Including Property Settlements: To Be Or Not To Be Dischargeable - That Is Still The Question.1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterN/ALaw1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE SeminarEquitable DistributionN/A