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Stephanie Gail Crippen

Divorce and separation Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   10 reviews

About Stephanie

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Stephanie G. Crippen practices in a number of areas, including family law, landlord tenant actions, probate matters and DUI. Her primary practice area is family law, including juvenile law, custody issues, child support, divorce, separation and orders of protection. Stephanie has handled a number of high asset family law cases.

She is an aggressive and experienced litigator that fights for her client’s rights. Stephanie is skilled in negotiations; often obtaining settlements for her clients. She has successfully obtained settlements up to nearly half a million dollars in divorce actions.
Clients have described Stephanie as “honest and dependable” and “very attentive” to their needs. Stephanie is able to work with clients through all aspects of their legal action, explaining their options, answering questions, and offering advice on the best course of action.

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Licensed for 8 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Breeding Olinzock Carter Crippen, PC
800 S Gay Street Suite 1200
Knoxville, TN, 37929

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Posted by Lisa | February 14, 2022
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Went above and beyond.
Mrs.Crippen was wonderful she help us gain custody of our grandchildren. She went above and beyond.I will forever be grateful to her.
Posted by Denise | February 11, 2022
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Helpful
She was very thorough and delightfully helpful.Her demeanor was completely unpretentious.I would definitely recommend Stephanie to others without hesitation.
Posted by Kyle | February 11, 2022
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Stephanie helped me through a divorce and custody arrangement. I was familiar with the process and documentation required but was unable to work it through due to the personal nature. Stephanie was able to quickly and efficiently accomplish exactly what was requested.
Posted by Jenny | March 11, 2020
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Stephanie is very thorough and easy to talk with about your life situation. She walks you through everything and you leave your time with her feeling hopeful. What more can you ask for in an attorney helping you through a tough situation. Grateful for her counsel! Highly recommend!! Wish I’d found her sooner.
Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2019
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Mr.
Miss Crippen was extremely professional and helpful during a chaotic time. She was fair during my mediation and let me know exactly what to expect. She was upfront and honest with me the entire time. I would highly recommend Ms. Crippen if you are looking for an honest and straight forward attorney that will stand up for your rights.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2019
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Completely Satisfied
Ms. Crippen is very professional and knowledgeable. She did an excellent job taking care of the issue I was having. I will use her again in the future and highly recommend her.
Posted by Laura Mobley | March 25, 2017
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Stephanie is a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. She gives 110% to her clients and goes above and beyond to achieve a successful result for her clients. She is also involved in the legal community and is always looking for ways to perfect her craft. I have recommended her services to friends and family and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Juliet | July 12, 2016
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She is very attentive to what your needs are. She gives great legal advice and guides you in the right direction. I've known Stephanie for 5 years now and I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Bridgett | July 12, 2016
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Custody
Stephanie was amaxing in every aspect. She is very knowledgeable about the nuances of the law and won't just tell you what you want to hear. She gives her honest opinion. She worked bell to bell to make sure she effectively represented us and we will recommended her to everyone.
Posted by Teresa | January 13, 2016
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Honest, dependable,knowledgeable! Would highly recommend!
Stephanie Crippen was accommodating and kind as I came in to discuss an impending divorce. She worked with me through every aspect of the divorce from beginning to end she was there and kindly answered a million questions from a stay at home mom with triplets who has no clue about divorce law, child support or how the future would look for us. I am very happy that I hired her to represent me and feel comfortable knowing she will be there for me in the future should there be a need! She also has an amazing support staff that was there for me whenever I had a question or needed something clarified. If you are looking for an attorney who will walk you through the process and make sure you receive everything necessary for your case and your future then Stephanie is the one! Thanks Stephanie! Don't think I would have made it through this terrible ordeal without you!
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Breeding Olinzock Carter Crippen, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Law clerk
  • Knox County Juvenile Court
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law clerk
  • East Tennessee Legal Aid
  • 2011 - 2011

Education

  • Community Mediation Center
  • Certification in Domestic Violence in Mediation
  • 2016
  • Tennessee Mediation School
  • Civil Mediation Certification
  • 2015
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training
  • Collaborative Divorce Certification
  • 2015
  • Community Mediation Center
  • Rule 31 Family Law Mediation Certification
  • 2013
  • Lmu Duncan School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2008
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997
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Legal Cases

  • Court of Appeals- Milton v. Harness, No E2017-00092-COA-R10-CV
  • won, both of the Trial Court's ex parte injunctions were vacated and custody was reinstated

Associations

  • Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Pellissippi State Community College
  • Paralegal Advisory Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Pellissippi State Community College
  • Paralegal Advisory Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Interdisciplinary Academy of Collaborative Professiinals.
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
  • Board member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • East Tennessee Collaborative Alliance
  • Protocols Committee Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
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Awards

  • Dean’s List
  • Duncan School of Law
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • Duncan School of Law
  • 2011
  • Dean's List
  • Duncan School of Law
  • 2010
  • Dean's List
  • Duncan School of Law
  • 2009
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Tennessee
  • 2008
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Tennessee
  • 1997
  • Normandy Scholar
  • University of Tennessee
  • 1996
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Publications

  • East Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women
  • Maintaining Relationships as Relationships Dissolve
  • 2020
  • CLE materials
  • Child Relocations and Parenting Plan Modifications
  • 2019
  • CLE materials
  • Collaborative Forms
  • 2017
  • Westlaw
  • COA Milton v. Harness No. E2017-00092-COA-R10-CV
  • 2017
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Maintaining Relationships as Relationships Dissolve
  • 2020
  • CLE Knoxville
  • Child Custody and Child Custody Relocation
  • 2019
  • Grandparents as Parents
  • Grandparents and Custody
  • 2018
  • East Tennessee Collaborative Alliance
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • 2017
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Living with Diabetes
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (5)
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Juvenile law Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie has a wealth of knowledge about family law, especially juvenile law. She is compassionate but willing to fight as hard as necessary for her clients. She has an excellent reputation in the community, and it is well-earned."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently had the honor of mediating a difficult child custody matter on which Ms. Crippen served as the Guardian ad litem. Her care and concern for the child at issue shown through the entire time. She was knowledgeable and professional and I could not have found a resolution to the matter without her aid and assistance. I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Crippen to anyone needing a caring and compassionate family law attorney."
Juvenile law Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stephanie always gives 110% when representing clients. Her ability to negotiate and settle matters is unparalleled, but she also aggressively represents clients in litigation. She is not afraid to to take on complex matters and her passion for this field is apparent in every case. I absolutely endorse her!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"While working alongside Ms. Crippen, I have witnessed first-hand the satisfaction her clients have expressed due to her diligent, fair, and effective representation in the area of divorce and legal separation."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie works extremely hard for her clients and always gives reasonable, sound advice. She is a fierce advocate and will always go the extra mile."
Family Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients to Stephanie over the years and they all were pleased with the advice, service, and representation they received. Stephanie is a great friend and a dedicated attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie worked very hard to resolve a very difficult family law case for which I was one of the attorneys. She is highly regarded among her peers and well respected by the Judges she appears before."
Family Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Stephanie was prepared and a strong advocate for her client. I also found her to be professional and cordial. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Stephanie on many cases. She is always prepared, and fights for her client from beginning to end. I would highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"Stephanie is an exceptional person and this carries over into her career as an Attorney. She strives for the best regarding all of her clients. She is a wealth of knowledge for the firm regarding Juvenile Law matters. She also has training in Collaborative Divorce where she thrives. I endorse this lawyer unequivocally."
Family Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Stephanie is a caring and hard working attorney. She has been co-counsel with me on several cases and I always enjoy working with her. She truly cares about her clients and their cases and fights hard for them in court. I highly recommend her work without any reservation or concern. I would be honored to have her as my attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Crippen is well-known and respected as a talented lawyer. She truly cares about her clients. I recommend her without hesitation."
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