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 medical malpractice actions, trademark infringement disputes, civil rights litigation, and breach of contract suits in the construction industry.

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 a M.A. from the University of Alabama and a B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Memphis.

Stephen's Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Business Litigation (2017-present)

Stephen's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Alabama State Bar Association, 2018 Leadership Forum Class
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • The State Bar of Georgia

Bar Admissions

State Bar: Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee

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

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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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Maynard Cooper Named to BTI’s 2019 “37 Law Firms Most Feared in Litigation"

Birmingham, AL. Maynard Cooper & Gale’s ability to make their opponents either stop or change what they are doing resulted in Maynard Cooper being named in BTI Consulting Group's “37 Law Firms Most Feared in Litigation.” BTI conducts national, independent research of leading legal decision makers. Their "Most Feared in...

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