Stephanie is dedicated to finding custom solutions for clients whether they are facing issues with estate planning, probate, or trust administration. She starts by encouraging clients to share their concerns and listening with focused attention to develop unique plans geared toward those specific needs.
A key part of the process for Stephanie is educating her clients on probate and trust administration so they understand the full scope of operations before deciding which options will best meet their needs. Throughout and after the process, she wants clients to feel free to talk to her. “I don’t just want to give them a binder full of documents they don’t understand,” she explains. “I want clients to know what is in their plan and how each component works.”
Named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for her recognized skill in trust and estates litigation, Stephanie is committed to further developing her expertise through in-depth training with the ACTEC’s Southeast Fellows Institute where she will participate in intensive educational experiences under the direction of national leaders in the field of estates and trusts.
A native of North Carolina, Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University with a dual major in political science and philosophy before moving to California to study law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.
After practicing estates and trusts law and litigation in California for a number of years, she returned to practice in her home state and be close to family.
When not working with clients, Stephanie is happiest enjoying time with friends and family, taking cooking classes, and exploring wineries.