Senior Associate at The Law Firm For Family LawSenior Associate at The Law Firm For Family Law practicing exclusively in Marital and Family LawSenior Associate at The Law Firm For Family Law practicing exclusively in Marital and Family LawSenior Associate at The Law Firm For Family Law practicing exclusively in Marital and Family LawSenior Associate at The Law Firm For Family Law practicing exclusively in Marital and Family Law
I am the senior associate attorney at The Law Firm for Family Law.
I graduated from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio with a degree in Biology. I then attended The University of Dayton School of Law on the Academic Excellence Scholarship. While in law school, I externed for the Second District Court of Appeals where I gained a great deal of experience researching and drafting memoranda and decisions for judges, staff attorneys, and the Court on a broad range of legal issues.
After graduating from law school and while preparing for the Ohio Bar Exam, I clerked for the firms of Lasky & Scharrer and Cohen & Gregg. As a law clerk, I conducted legal research and drafted memoranda, pleadings, and appellate briefs for senior attorneys, which mainly focused on Family Law and Landlord/Tenant matters, and included several successful appellate briefs.
I began practicing law in Ohio in the fields of Family Law, Criminal Law, Bankruptcy, and Landlord/Tenant disputes. However, I quickly discovered that Family Law is my passion and my temperament is well suited to representing clients in what can be a highly emotional area of law. As a result, I focused my practice exclusively on Family Law clients beginning June 2013. Since then, I have handled a significant amount of Family Law cases, including a good amount of trial work.
In 2014, I prepared for and took the Florida Bar Exam while maintaining my full-time law practice in Dayton, Ohio. I was admitted to The Florida Bar in September 2014. On June 1, 2015, I was fortunate enough to become the senior associate attorney at The Law Firm For Family Law.
I am now admitted to practice before all courts in Florida and Ohio, and the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. I am a member of The Florida Bar, The Clearwater Bar Association, The St. Petersburg Bar Association, and The Canakaris American Inn of Court.
Cash, Check, Credit card
Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer
Robert Valentine, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Stephen is a scholar of the law and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is well-respected by his colleagues and his clients. Anyone who is looking for a straightforward, ethical and effective divorce attorney should look no further than Stephen.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2014||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2017 Florida Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Academic Excellence Schlolarship||University of Dayton School of Law||N/A|
|Senior Associate||The Law Firm For Family Law||2015 - Present|
|Attorney||Robert D. Goelz, LLC||2013 - 2015|
|Attorney||Gregg Law Office||2012 - 2013|
|Extern||Ohio Second District Court Of Appeals||2011 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Lasky & Scharrer||2010 - 2012|
|Law Clerk||Cohen & Gregg, LPA||2009 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Barney Masterson Inn of Court||Barrister||2016 - Present|
|Canakaris American Inn of Court||Associate||2015 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Family Law Section||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|Family Law Forum||Attorney Member||2014 - 2015|
|Dayton Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Attorney Member||2013 - 2015|
|Ohio State Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - 2015|
|Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law Committee||Attorney Member||2012 - 2015|
|Dayton Bar Association||Attorney Member||2012 - 2015|
|Hodges v. Killen||Case Dismissed|
|S.J. vs. R.J.||Case Dismissed|
|Gold Key Realty, dba Landmark Village Apartments v. Sherry Collins||Judgment affirmed.|
|See all legal cases|
|University of Dayton School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Wright State University||Biology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Canakaris American Inn of Court||Alimony Reform||2016|