Stephen has been a civil litigator for more than twenty years, litigating hundreds of cases in Superior Court, District Court, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of North Carolina, and the North Carolina Industrial Commission. He has handled a wide variety of cases, including but not limited to personal injury, wrongful death, occupational illness, chemical exposure, insurance coverage, construction defects, and breach of contract matters.
Stephen received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Duke University in 1995. He received a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. Stephen was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1998 as well as the Western District of North Carolina. He is certified as a Superior Court Mediator.
Stephen resides in Matthews with his youngest daughter, while his oldest daughter is away attending college. He is an avid reader and runner, and roots for the Duke Blue Devils in college basketball and the Atlanta Braves in Major League Baseball.