Joseph D. Stephens

Joseph D. Stephens

General Contact

(706) 543-7700

Paralegal Contact

Hank Harms
hank.harms@cowsertheath.com

Biography

Joseph “Joe” D. Stephens specializes in the area of civil litigation. His practice includes defense of automobile liability matters including issues involving uninsured/underinsured motorist litigation and coverage issues. His practice also includes general insurance defense and tort litigation in general. Mr. Stephens has jury trial experience in the state and federal court systems.

Mr. Stephens became a member of the State Bar of Georgia in 2010. He is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the State and Superior Courts of the State of Georgia.

Mr. Stephens received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Georgia in 2007 and a J.D. from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law (cum laude, 2010), where he was a member of the Mercer Law Review, and Managing Editor for the 2009-2010 academic year.  Mr. Stephens was a recipient of the Faculty Legal Writing Award during his time in law school, and was also an active member and historian of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.

Professionally, Mr. Stephens is an active member in the Georgia Defense Lawyer’s Association (GDLA), and currently an at-large member of the Board of Directors.

In his spare time, Mr. Stephens enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, watching UGA sports, and going to the beach.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Defense
    • Personal/Bodily Injury
    • Premises Liability
    • Products Liability
    • Trucking/ Commercial Vehicle Litigation
    • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Insurance Coverage

Education

  • J.D., Mercer University, 2010
  • B.A., University of Georgia, 2007

Memberships

  • Western Circuit Bar Association
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia