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Stephen David Koehler earned his Bachelor of Science in English and Computer Science degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1987 and his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1991. Mr. Koehler joined the firm in 2012 after owning his own firm since 1999. Mr. Koehler is admitted to practice in the State Courts of North Carolina, and in North Carolina's Middle and Western United States District Courts.


Mr. Koehler has handled and tried cases in almost every area of business and tort litigation. Mr. Koehler has handled major cases involving General Civil Litigation including Contract Disputes, Construction Law, Collections, Commercial Landlord-Tenant conflicts, Appellate Practice Employment Law, Wage and Hour Act, Trade Secret and Non-Compete Disputes, Consumer Fraud, Personal Injury, Condemnation and Zoning Disputes, Products Liability, Criminal Defense, Automobile Negligence and Premises Liability as well as Workers Compensation. He is a Court-certified Mediator and Arbitrator.


An active trial attorney, Mr. Koehler tried four cases to jury verdict in 2011, winning each one for his clients. He has successfully argued landmark cases before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Industrial Commission.


Mr. Koehler is an active member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, The North Carolina Bar Association, the Mecklenburg Bar and the North Carolina State Bar.


When not practicing law, Mr. Koehler is a high school and college sports official, refereeing football, lacrosse, and volleyball. He lives in Matthews, North Carolina with his wife of 25 years, and three sons.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 35%
    24 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    24 years
  3. Landlord & Tenant: 25%
    19 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    1 year



Hourly ($250-300/hour), contingent (25-40%)

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Contact info

Koehler & Associates

13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place
Suite 500
Charlotte, NC, 28277

Koehler & Associates

211 N Main Street
Suite C
Monroe, NC, 28112



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
20 Years of ServiceMetrolina Football Officials Association2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerKoehler & Associates2010 - Present
PartnerKoehler & Cordes, PLLC2001 - 2010
OwnerStephen D. Koehler, P.A.1999 - 2001
AssociateOdom & Groves, PC1996 - 1999
AssociateRuff Bond Cobb Wade & McNair1993 - 1996
AssociateHedrick, Eatman, Gardner & Kincheloe1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Union County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
North Carolina Advocates for JusticeMember2001 - Present
Metrolina Football Officials AssociationTreasurer1994 - Present
Mecklenburg County BarMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Landmark Landlord / Tenant LawVictory at trial and appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
State University of New York, Stony BrookEnglish and Computer ScienceBS - Computer Science, BA- English1987