Sometimes trial is not the best option, or the only option, but when it is, experience matters. For over 20 years, Stephens Law has successfully defended individuals, businesses, contractors, physicians, healthcare providers, healthcare facilities and other professionals across the panhandle of Florida.
About The Firm
We offer extensive litigation and trial experience throughout North Florida to include trying cases in front of juries and judges. We have also routinely represented various professionals during all stages of disciplinary investigations and proceedings before regulatory agencies and boards. With over 25 years of combined experience, we want to put this knowledge and experience to work for you.
About Ms. Stephens
Halley M. Stephens Halley@StephensLawOffice.com
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
- McConnaughhay, 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
About Mr. Renn
Clifton S. Renn Cliff@StephensLawOffice.com
Cliff is a Tallahassee native whose background originates in the construction field. He is a State Certified General Contractor (CGC 1516937) and has been a contractor for 30 years. His areas of practice include civil litigation, personal injury and all areas related to the construction industry field.
- Florida State University College of Law
- Florida State University, B.A.
- Stephens Law, LLC
- De Beaubien Simmons & Knight
- Bateman Harden P.A.
- State Certified General Contractor
- Home Inspector
- United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts
- Tallahassee Bar Association
- Tallahassee Builder’s Association
Construction projects are complex, expensive and stressful, and thus give rise to many different kinds of disputes, including disputes about the cost and duration of the project, the quality of the work and licensure, permitting and code requirements during the work. Sometimes these issues arise even after the work is completed.
Construction law is a very specialized area of the law that requires extensive knowledge of this area to include the applicable legal and construction standards, statute of limitations, presuit requirements, various rules, governmental regulations, standards and compliance requirements.
Construction project disputes often result in litigation so you need a lawyer who is experienced in construction law and knows how to try a case. We are a team of experienced litigators and lawyers who understand construction. Mr. Renn has been a contractor in this community for over 30 years and brings with him a wealth of knowledge regarding all areas of construction litigation to include defective plans, construction defects, architectural design, building codes, zoning regulations and basic construction elements. Ms. Stephens is an experienced civil litigator who has litigated and tried cases for almost 20 years throughout the Panhandle.
As construction lawyers, we provide practical legal advice and litigation services to participants in the construction industry to include contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, architects, engineers, owners, developers, banks, sureties, and insurance companies.
We also represent homeowners, businesses and individuals who have been harmed by those in the construction industry. For example, faulty roofing, defective homes or home repairs resulting from contractor or builder negligence.
PERSONAL INJURY / TORT CLAIMS
If you, a family member or friend, have 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 types of claims Stephens Law handles include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Wrongful death
- False imprisonment
- Assault and battery
- Invasion of privacy
- Intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress
Healthcare 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/Postnuptial 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 cannot 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 workload 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.