Stephen is an associate in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog, where he handles a broad array of civil litigation matters. Stephen joined CSH Law in February 2020 following a family move from Charleston, SC.

Stephen has over seven years of experience litigating complex commercial matters for plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies. His work includes commercial litigation, class actions and multi-district litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, government whistleblower actions, real property disputes, high-net-worth estate litigation, premises and product liability litigation, and professional liability litigation. Stephen has also acted as outside counsel to a number of businesses in the Carolinas, guiding his clients through regulatory issues, risk-mitigation endeavors, and transactional matters. Stephen has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating and is a South Carolina Super Lawyers’ Rising Star, a distinction reserved for 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

Stephen is admitted to the state and federal bars of North Carolina and South Carolina, and is a member of the Bar Associations of North Carolina, South Carolina, New Hanover County, and Charleston County.

Stephen attended the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Journal of Law & Policy, a research assistant, and an extern for a North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge. Stephen received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University.

When not in the office, Stephen enjoys spending time on the water with his family.


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