Stephen's Profile

Stephen is a Shareholder in the Correctional Litigation, General Litigation, Complex Litigation, and Construction practices at Maynard Cooper.

He has experience representing clients in civil rights litigation, breach of contract suits in the construction industry, and medical malpractice actions. Recent experience includes defending clients in class actions and putative class actions throughout the country and representing clients in high-profile investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Prior to joining Maynard Cooper, Stephen completed a two-year clerkship for the Honorable Hugh Lawson in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Stephen also worked in private practice and has experience involving claims of wrongful death, premises liability, insurance coverage, negligent construction, conversion, bad faith, and wantonness.

Stephen received his J.D. magna cum laude from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law with a Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting. He holds an M.A. from the University of Alabama and a B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Memphis.

Stephen's Accolades

  • Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, 2018 Class
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Business Litigation (2017-present)
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Civil Rights Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction (2022)

Stephen's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar
  • The State Bar of Georgia


State Bar: Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern), Florida (Northern), Georgia (Middle, Southern)

  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law
    • (2011, J.D., magna cum laude; Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research and Drafting; George W. Woodruff Scholar; Mercer Law Review; Journal of Southern Legal History; Brainerd Currie Honor Society; Order of the Barristers)

  • University of Alabama
    • (2007, M.A., Graduate Council Fellowship; Albert Burton Moore Memorial Award)
  • University of Memphis
    • (2005, B.A., magna cum laude; University Honors Program)


Honorable Hugh Lawson
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Maynard Cooper & Gale Elevates Nine Attorneys Across National Footprint

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 6, 2021) — Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is pleased to announce the promotion of nine attorneys, effective January 1, 2021: Bo Bledsoe, Ashlee Riopka Elrod, Brandi Maiorino, Virginia McKibbens, Matt Parker, Stephen Rogers, Allie Tucker, and Lindsay Whitworth were promoted as shareholders, and Cindy Mekari Rucker...

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Friday, November 9, 2018


The recently released edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” positions Maynard Cooper in the National Tier Rankings in 10 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation-ERISA, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Mining Law, Patent Litigation...

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