Stephen is a member of Butler Snow’s Litigation Department and practices within the Pharmaceutical, Device and Healthcare Litigation Group.

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Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2011
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
    • Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Commercial Litigation, 2021
    • Ones to Watch, Health Care Law, 2021
  • Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum, Class of 2018
  • Charles Clark American Inn of Court, 2012-2015
  • Assistant Staff Judge Advocate (JAG), U.S. Air Force Reserves, Hurlburt Field, FL, 2016-Present
  • Public Affairs Officer, Mississippi Air National Guard, 2006-2016
  • Field Artillery, Mississippi Army National Guard, 2001-2006

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011
    • Associate Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
    • Staff Editor, Journal of Space Law
  • Mississippi College, B.S., Business Administration, cum laude, 2005
    • Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate


  • Stephen practiced as an in-house attorney at a regional bank where he focused his practice on fiduciary litigation and risk management. 
  • Obtained dismissal on behalf of an aerial lift manufacturer in a wrongful death, products liability suit in the Circuit Court of Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
  • Assisted in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of a restaurant in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi on a Title VII harassment and discrimination case.
  • Successfully represented property developer on appeal following summary judgment in breach of contract action. 

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Co-Author, “The Case for Non-Retained Expert Witnesses,” Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 14, No. 1, February 2021.
  • Speaker, “Hot Topics in Life Sciences Litigation,” 2019 MedMarc Annual Broker Meeting, Las Vegas, Nev., February 8, 2019.