Mr. Stephens was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1996, and to the U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina in 1997. His practice areas include Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Trust Administration, Elder Law, Special Needs Trust & Guardianship Administration. Mr. Stephens is a Board Certified Specialist in Elder Law, North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization.
University of North Carolina (B.A., 1992); Campbell University (J.D., summa cum laude, 1996); Phi Alpha Delta; Research Editor, Campbell Law Review, 1995-1996; Member: Forsyth County and North Carolina Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar
What have you enjoyed about being an attorney? When working with special needs trusts I get to work directly with a disabled beneficiary and his family to ensure that the beneficiary is receiving the medical care he needs and to help enhance his life. Being able to help someone in a concrete way on a daily basis is satisfying.
Why did you choose to work for Craige Brawley? I enjoy working with and helping families and so Craige Brawley was a natural fit for me.
Favorite hobbies? At this stage in my life my hobbies are my children, Luke and Matthew, who are very active in youth sports.
Favorite Winston-Salem landmark? Old Salem. It is as if you just stepped back in time.
Community activities? I am on the board of directors of The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem and Associates in Christian Counseling. Member of Ardmore Baptist Church.
NC Bar Association activities? I am a past chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section Council of the NCBA and current legislative chair. I’m also on the board of directors for the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.