Sometimes trial is not the best option, or the only option, but when it is, experience matters. Ms. Stephens has successfully defended individuals, businesses, physicians, healthcare providers, healthcare facilities and other professionals across the panhandle of Florida for almost 20 years. She wants to put this knowledge and experience to work for you. Ms. Stephens offers extensive litigation and trial experience throughout North Florida to include trying cases in front of juries and judges. She has also routinely represented various professionals during all stages of disciplinary investigations and proceedings before regulatory agencies and boards.
About The Firm
Stephens Law is a small law firm providing experienced, creative and responsive representation to their clients. We are committed to an early and objective evaluation of our cases. Our trial experience provides us with the ability to prepare for and try all kinds of cases to include complex and high exposure cases. We thoroughly prepare the cases entrusted to us allowing us to provide our clients the best opportunity for a successful outcome.
About Ms. Stephens
Halley M. Stephens
Ms. Stephens is a civil trial lawyer and AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest rating possible for a lawyer. She has handled almost every type of civil claim during her legal career. Ms. Stephens was born and raised in Tallahassee and has practiced law in this area and across the panhandle since graduating from law school in 1998.
- Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law School, J.D., 1998
- Florida State University, B.A., 1994
- Stephens Law, LLC, 2016 – present
- Fuller, Mitchell, Hood & Stephens, LLC,
2007 – 2016
Shareholder and Founding Member
- Fuller, Johnson & Farrell, P.A.,
2004 – 2007
- McConhaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A., 2000 – 2004
- Office of the Attorney General, Torts Division, 1998 – 2000
Assistant Attorney General
- Florida Bar-Trial Lawyers Section
- AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell
- United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts
- Tallahassee Bar Association
- Tallahassee Women Lawyers Association
- Thunderdome Tallahassee, Class 2
- William H. Stafford American Inn of Court
- Transportation Lawyers Association
PERSONAL INJURY / TORT CLAIMS
If you, a family member or friend, has been injured as a result of someone’s negligent or intentional acts, call Stephens Law for help. Ms. Stephens has been working for insurance companies her entire career and has intimate knowledge and extensive experience regarding these companies and how they operate. Although this is likely your first claim, insurance companies handle thousands of them. You want someone on your side that understands this system and will help you successfully navigate your way through it, the right way. Let Ms. Stephens put her experience to work for you.
Examples of the type of claims Stephens Law handles include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Premises liability
- Products liability
- Wrongful death
- False imprisonment
- Assault and battery
- Invasion of privacy
- Intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress
Health care law is a very specialized area of the law that requires extensive knowledge of this area to include the applicable legal standards, statute of limitations, presuit requirements, various rules, governmental regulations, standards and compliance requirements.
Ms. Stephens has the knowledge and experience in this complicated area of law necessary to assist you with your legal needs. She has successfully defended and tried cases on behalf of physicians, healthcare providers and healthcare facilities against medical malpractice claims as well as all aspects of Department of Health and Professional Board inquiries, complaints, investigations and licensure issues. Her clients have included physicians, nurses, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, mid-level providers, mental health professionals, dentists, optometrists and other professionals located across the panhandle.
MARITAL & FAMILY LAW
Stephens Law handles Family Law matters including dissolution of marriage, child custody battles, enforcement and contempt proceedings. Whatever your individual needs require in this difficult area, Stephens Law is ready to listen, counsel and fight hard to protect your legal interests.
Family Law matters handled by Stephens Law include:
- Child Custody / Time Sharing
- Divorce Planning
- Prenuptial/Post-nuptial Agreements
- Child Support
- Modifications of Existing Orders
- Contempt/ Enforcement Proceedings
- Dept. of Children & Family Proceedings
- Parent/Child Relocation
Ms. Stephens has spent her entire career defending individuals, businesses, physicians, healthcare providers, healthcare facilities and other professionals across the panhandle of Florida at both the trial and appellate levels. She has defended hundreds of claims including, but not limited to, medical and professional malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability, products liability, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, trespass, conversion, invasion of privacy, misrepresentation, fraud, assault, battery and defamation.
If you or your business is facing a lawsuit, call Stephens Law to discuss your legal options.
Stephens Law can step in and assist your firm with legal projects on an as needed basis or provide ongoing legal support either on site or remotely. Ms. Stephens can not only assist your firm in preparing for and trying cases; she also has a wide range of experience in all aspects of the day-to-day handling of cases to include preparing for and attending depositions, discovery, legal research and writing, preparation of pleadings, drafting and arguing motions, reviewing and summarizing documents and depositions, court appearances, witness interviews and preparing for and attending mediation.
Frequently, in the legal realm, as you are struggling to manage your case work load up against impending deadlines, you find that there are simply not enough hours in the day to get it all done. Stephens Law understands these pressures and time constraints and wants to help. Ms. Stephens has the experience and ability to complete these projects for your firm in a timely manner while providing you with a quality product.
Outsourcing your legal needs to Stephens Law would enable you and your firm to handle busy periods and heavy caseloads without the time and expense of hiring an employee or training and supervising an associate or inexperienced attorney. Outsourcing on a project-by-project basis is a cost-effective and efficient way to manage your time because when outsourcing a project to Stephens Law, you pay only for the time it takes to complete the project for a reasonable hourly rate with quick turnaround time.