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Aggressive, creative, and compassionate are words Ben Stevens’ colleagues freely use to describe him. While Ben is an experienced trial lawyer who holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, it takes much more than technical proficiency to be an effective family law attorney. A quality family law attorney must also be able to understand his clients’ problems and to understand the emotional and human nature of the issues faced by people going through a family crisis. At the same time, however, a good attorney navigates the most direct path to a fair resolution of his client’s case. Ben possesses a tremendous ability to be simultaneously understanding and effective. 


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Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 40%
    20 years
  2. Divorce: 40%
    20 years
  3. Unspecified: 10%
  4. Arbitration: 5%
    2 years
  5. Mediation: 5%
    14 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • David Michael Collins Jr.

    I have known Ben for over 15 years and he has always been an extremely competent and compassionate lawyer. I have worked with Ben as both the opposing attorney and as co-counsel on complex cases. His knowledge of the law and his abilities in a courtroom have always impressed me. Those same skills have also gained him the respect of his fellow lawyers and our Family Court Judges.


    David Collins Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • David Alan Wolf

    Ben Stevens is a knowledgeable and hard working family law attorney. He has that certain work ethic and compassion that make an effective advocate for his clients. If you need a family law attorney in South Carolina, Ben Stevens is a wonderful attorney to have on your side.


    David Wolf Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center

349 East Main Street.
Suite 200
Spartanburg, SC, 29302


SCGood Standing199507/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Fastcase 50 Class of 2015Fastcase2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerThe Stevens Firm, PA Family Law Center1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersNewsletter Editor2015 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersTechnology Director (National)2015 - Present
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2015 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2013 - Present
South Carolina BarFamily Law Council2012 - Present
International Academy of Attorneys for Divorce Over 50Board Member2010 - Present
Spartanburg County Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A1995 - Present
South Carolina BarN/A1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1995 - Present
South Carolina Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2010 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
SC DSS v. Mary C. & Daniel C.Affirmed in Part / Reversed in Part
Thomson v. ThomsonAffirmed
Roddy v. ClevelandAffirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Law Practice MagazineThe Fine Art of Practicing Law on a Mac2012
ABA Law Practice MagazineA Look Inside the New Mac App Store2011
Law Practice TodayMake Time Work for You: Handling Cases on a Fixed-Fee Basis2010
ForbesLawyers Leveraging Web-Based Software2010
GSA BusinessAt Work: The Mac Lawyer2010
Lawyers USAFamily law attorneys are missing evidence on social networking websites2009
Mac | Life10 Reasons Your Small Business Should Run on Macs2009
NextGen LawComputer Smackdown : Mac vs. PC2009
Lawyers USAShould you switch to a Mac?2009
ABA JournalMac v. PC2008
Lawyers WeeklyParental Alienation: The Latest weapon in Nasty Divorce2007
The Sun NewsExtra Funds Set to Fortify Child Welfare2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Clemson UniversityFinancial Management with Accounting minorBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Carolina Bar Family Law EssentialsDeveloping Your Family Law Practice2015
Greenville County Bar Association Annual CLEWorking With Experts in Family Court2015
AAML Mid-Year MeetingPractical (and Understandable) Ways to Protect Yourself and Your Clients from 21st Century Headaches2015
South Carolina Bar's Hot Tips SeminarDealing with Problematic Guardians ad Litem – To Remove or Not to Remove?2014
South Carolina Bar's Bridge The Gap SeminarEstablishing and Managing Your Family Law Practice2014
AAML Annual ConferenceMarketing in the 21st Century2014
The Family Law SymposiumRunning Your Family Law Practice in the Cloud2013
South Carolina Bar's Hot Tips SeminarPractical Application and Creative Extension of the Psychological Parent Doctrine2013
South Carolina Association of Legal Investigators Annual ConferenceFamily Law Basics for Private Investigators2013
Law Tech ConferenceThe Do’s and Don’ts of Ethically Marketing a Law Firm2013
Guardian ad Litem Annual TrainingHow to Get GAL Appointments From the Bench2013
Bridge the GapEstablishing and Managing Your Family Law Practice2013
ABA TECHSHOWiOS in Action / Making the Switch for the Mac-Curious / The Super-Awesome Mac Hour of Amazement2013
Hot Tips from the Coolest Domestic PractitionersiPad, iPhone & Android Apps for Family Law Attorneys2012
Guardian ad Litem Annual TrainingDealing With "Other" Parents (Psychological, De Facto, Grand, Etc.)2012
Continuing Education Conference for Mental Health ProfessionalsLaw School for Non-Lawyers - The Family Court Experience2012
ABA TECHSHOWPopular Cloud Services and SaaS vs. Hosted Infrastructure / A Day in the Life of a Mac Lawyer2012
AAML Annual ConferenceRunning Your Family Law Practice in the Cloud2012