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Bethany Shannon Stephens

Criminal defense Attorney at Childress, TX

4.7   26 reviews

also known as Bethany S. Stephens

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 17 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 18 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Bethany

Learn Bethany’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    I prosecuted criminals for 5 years before the abuses of the system by politicans and police made me realize that to work for the "good guys" I needed to be working to protect the Constitutional rights of citizens who are accused of crimes.

    18 years

  2. Family
    40%
    I help people navigate the confusing family law system. I help with divorce, custody, child support, adoptions, etc. I feel that when you hire me you are hiring a teammate. My initial consultations are free.

    15 years

  3. Federal crime
    20%

I chose law school because I wanted to help people.  I know that sounds cliche, but it is true.  I come from a lower income family.  Neither of my parents graduated from college.  My father worked 2 jobs when I was a child just to keep a roof over our heads.  So many times I watched my parents get screwed over because they couldn't afford lawyers when they really needed one.  Because of that, I try to keep my retainer fee and hourly rates lower than many attorneys so that more people can afford representation.  I doubt I'll ever get rich practicing law that way, but I do feel like I get to help people and that gives my life meaning.

Location

Law Office of Bethany S. Stephens
PO Box 75
940-937-4050
Childress, TX, 79201

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by Rex | January 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bethany is wonderful
Bethany was an attentive and aggressive attorney and fought tooth and nail for me. I would definitely consider her for any and all legal issues from this point forward. She did a wonderful job and kept me informed of everything going on with the case. I Highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
We hired bethany for a cps case, and right from the start she was awesome, it was on short notice while we scrambled for the retainer fee but she worked with us and took the case. She made the whole process seamless and as easy as she could. Heaven forbid im ever in this situation again bethany is the first person i will call.
Posted by Melissa | January 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Responsive Attorney
I hired Ms. Stephens based on a reference from another of her clients. I had never had to deal with an attorney before. She made the process very easy, gave very good advice on what I needed to provide to make the process easier, and answered my questions timely and completely every time. I will definitely be using her again!
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and helpful
Ms. Stephens was wonderful to work with during a hard time. She was quick to respond to my questions and guided me in the directions that were most beneficial to my case. She was always professional yet easy to talk to and very helpful!
Posted by Nina | March 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer and person.
I contacted Bethany for consulting on a legal issue that I had. She was honest, direct and extremely helpful. She also was honest about what I can do myself vs paying a lawyer for. She saved me over $1,500 that she easily could have taken for herself. I have nothing but positive things to say about her and her practice. I highly recommend her. Thanks again, Bethany!
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Response from Bethany Stephens March 8, 2018
Thanks, Nina! While it's not always possible, I truly do try to help clients save someone money whenever possible.
Posted by Katie | August 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney Review
I hired Bethany to handle my divorce in 2014. Her expertise, directness and honesty were evident from the first phone call. She is also a Christian which was important to me. She stood in the gap and fought for me when I needed someone to see truth when the other side was twisting things around. She always was timely in her responses and respectful of the money I spent by using her time wisely and advising me efficiently. I have recommended her to several of my own clients and friends who found themselves in the unfortunate need of a Divorce Attorney. It is a hard thing to go through, but when you have the right person on your side protecting your rights and the rights and the rights of your children, it can make the process less overwhelming.
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Response from Bethany Stephens August 8, 2017
Thank you, Katie!
Posted by BF | May 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Experience
Bethany Stephens took care of me from start to finish during this difficult time in my life. She is professional and supportive. I appreciate her taking the time with me and letting me know step by step what was going to happen.
Response from Bethany Stephens May 25, 2017
Thank you for your kind review!
Posted by Angela | May 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply The Best
Bethany has assisted my family in 2 family law cases. She fought for our best interest each time and made sure that all of our requests were met. She was always upfront with all possible outcomes and made sure that we knew nothing was promised. Bethany's experience and knowledge of current law is a comfort to have in situations that could leave one feeling nervous or uncomfortable. I highly recommend Bethany to anyone that needs attorney.
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Response from Bethany Stephens May 17, 2017
Thank you, Angela. It is my privilege to be the attorney you have chosen each time your family needed help. You are both a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Frank | May 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made divorce process bearable
From the initial phone consult to the final filing, Bethany was great to work with. Never had any issues with hours billed. Helped me navigate the process with an uncooperative spouse. I would and have recommended her legal services to others.
Response from Bethany Stephens May 16, 2017
Thank you, Frank. You were a pleasure to work with and I appreciate all of your referrals to me.
Posted by Shannon | May 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
Bethany was the perfect attorney to handle my situation. She knew I unknowingly got involved in something that could have had some not so great consequences. She listened to everything I said. She believed me and knew I was innocent in this. She was able to get me protected from any sort of prosecution. I cannot thank her enough.
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Response from Bethany Stephens May 16, 2017
It was my pleasure, Shannon. Thank you.
Posted by Mary | May 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bethany Stephens
Bethany is extremely knowledgeable about the law. She is a very caring and compassionate lady. She at first refused to take my case because she didn't like these kinds of charges. But after consulting with me face to face and listening to me she relented. You can not find a better attorney. She's very considerate of me being on a fixed income and was willing to allow me to make payments. She actually trusted me.
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Response from Bethany Stephens May 16, 2017
Thank you, Mary. I'm so glad didn't take 'no' for an answer. Your family is wonderful and I'm honored to know you.
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent representation and great personality.
Bethany was very professional, represented us well, great communication with what was going on, and made us feel comfortable with the legal process. Great experience.
Response from Bethany Stephens May 16, 2017
Thank you for your kind review.
Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I hired her to help me with my divorce. It was supposed to believe simple but ended up getting dragged on for 2 yrs. thanks to Bethany I got all that was coming to me and she was never vindictive towards my ex. That was important to me. Thank you Bethany.
Response from Bethany Stephens May 16, 2017
Thank you. You were a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Shirley | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
We hired Bethany for a long and complicated custody battle due to domestic abuse and child neglect. She was amazing to us, always explained everything to us , has great communication with her clients and available when needed. Went through several court hearings and she always nailed them. We are so happy she handled and won our case. My daughter is finally happy and so are we. Thank you Bethany!
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Response from Bethany Stephens May 16, 2017
Shirley, thank you for your kind review. You and your family are wonderful!
Posted by Ebbye | December 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney ever!!
I can't express how blessed I am to have Bethany as an attorney. She has assisted me in an extremely difficult divorce with grace, strength, and an amazing portion of professional knowledge and wisdom. My case was so extreme that other attorneys wouldn't even consider to take me as their client, yet Bethany took on my case with a fearless determination to help me. I have been so thankful as I watched her work tirelessly on my case through much difficulty and two whole years of time. These two years with her have allowed me to see her excellent character to shine as she has helped me through this rough season of my life. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a good, solid, understanding and capable attorney.
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Response from Bethany Stephens May 16, 2017
Ebbye, you are so sweet and it was a pleasure to help you!
Posted by Ashlei | October 15, 2014
Happy Client!
She was very informative, kept me in the loop the whole time, and always made sure I knew what everything meant. She is fair with pricing. She is honest. She will fight for you which was important to me. We won our case too.
Response from Bethany Stephens May 16, 2017
Thank you so much, Ashlei!
Posted by Michelle | October 21, 2012
What a God send!!
Bethany has been wonderful to work with. She has been agressive when needed and extremely informative. It has been great to have her walk side by side with me every step of the way. I feel like she's lifted the fog on a confusing situation and has done everything possible for me.
Response from Bethany Stephens May 16, 2017
It was my pleasure, Michelle!
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2009
Fair and Knowledgable
I was very pleased with Ms. Stephens' representation. She was sympathetic to my troubles and worked hard to help my husband and I. She worked out a fair payment plan and worked with us the one time we had to miss a payment. I cannot say enough kind things about Ms. Stephens. She truly was a God-send!
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2009
Highly Recommended
Bethany was fantastic and extremely thorough writing up our wills. She is very friendly and honest and I can openly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Kimberly | October 12, 2009
Excellent Attorney
I have been very pleased with the representation given to me by Ms. Stephens. Her rates were reasonable and she has been not only professional, but kind in her help to me and my family. She seems to truly care about her clients. I highly recommend her!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Bethany S. Stephens
  • 2012 - Present
  • Border Crime Prosecutor
  • District Attorney's Office in Uvalde
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Instructor
  • Regional Police Academy
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
  • Devry University
  • 2009 - 2009
  • First Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office in Center, TX
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2005
  • University of Texas System, Dallas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Richland College
  • Associates
  • 1997

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Christian Legal Society
  • N/A
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • The Christian Lawyer
  • Allured by God
  • 2012
  • 300 page workbook for a police training class
  • Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement (contributing writer)
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse Bethany
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bethany Stephens is a wonderful attorney. Her knowledge and compassion make her an asset to any client. She is zealous in representation of her client while being respecting to opposing counsel. I can't recommend her enough."
Family Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Bethany litigate in Dallas County. Bethany represented a parent in a highly contested custody battle. She was strong advocate for her client. Bethany was able to effectively argue and achieve positive results for her client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have recently had the opportunity to see Bethany in a court setting. I can't express how impressive I found Ms. Stephen's trial skills. Any person who finds themselves in the need of a criminal defense attorney will not be disappointed in having her on their side. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bethany is a very dedicated, gifted and persistent advocate for her clients. She also has an exceptional command of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Other
"I recently had an opportunity to observe Bethany's advocacy skills. She is a very through and well prepared lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."