Meet Our Attorneys – Ben Stevens & Jenny Stevens
J. Benjamin Stevens:
Aggressive, creative, and compassionate are words Ben Stevens’ colleagues freely use to describe him. While Ben is an experienced trial lawyer who holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, it takes much more than technical proficiency to be an effective family law attorney. A quality family law attorney must also be able to understand his clients’ problems and to understand the emotional and human nature of the issues faced by people going through a family crisis. At the same time, however, a good attorney navigates the most direct path to a fair resolution of his client’s case. Ben possesses a tremendous ability to be simultaneously understanding and effective.
Ben also publishes another award-winning blog, The Mac Lawyer, which focuses on using Macs in the practice of law, and he has been featured in numerous publications, including Forbes, ABA Journal, Law Practice Today, Lawyers USA, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, NextGen Law, GSA Business, and Mac | Life. He has been interviewed on several television and radio stations, including WYFF and NPR. Ben has taught continuing legal education seminars to other attorneys all across South Carolina and also in places such as Chicago, Nashville, Orlando, and Montreal. He is currently a member of the Family Law Council of the South Carolina Bar, and he previously served two terms as the Section Chair for the Family Law Section of the South Carolina Association for Justice (formerly SCTLA). Ben is an active member of the South Carolina Bar, Spartanburg County Bar, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA), and Christian Legal Society.
Ben is a lifelong resident of South Carolina. He graduated cum laude from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Management and a minor in Accounting. At Clemson, Ben was an active member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, serving as its chapter President during his Senior year. He then obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and he has practiced law in Spartanburg, South Carolina ever since. Ben’s undergraduate background in business has proved particularly helpful in cases involving complex financial issues.
He is married to his law partner, Jenny R. Stevens, and they have six children between them. Having been previously divorced himself, Ben has a unique insight into the issues people face in Family Court. He and his family are active members of Eastside Baptist Church in Spartanburg and other local organizations. Ben enjoys coaching youth sports, and he and his family are avid supporters of Clemson University athletics. Having seen Family Court from both sides (as both an attorney and a litigant), Ben has excellent insight into the problems and challenges faced by today’s families.
Jenny R. Stevens:
Jenny was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, and she is a graduate of the College of Charleston and Charleston School of Law. Prior to moving to Spartanburg, she helped form the Charleston County Custody Fast-Track Committee, which she co-chaired. Jenny is also a frequent speaker at local, state, and national continuing legal education seminars, and she co-moderates the annual Guardian ad Litem training, sponsored by the South Carolina Bar.
Jenny was trained and certified as a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem during her first year of law school. Following her certification, she devoted her pro bono service work for over two years to representing multiple children involved in abuse and neglect cases in the Charleston County Family Court. These cases, along with her own personal experience with divorce inspired her to practice family law in a way that focuses not only on the legal aspect of domestic relations, but also on the impact these events have on the individuals involved.
Jenny is a member of the Spartanburg County Bar Association, the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the American Bar Association, and the South Carolina Women Lawyer’s Association. She is also a certified private Guardian ad Litem and finds her work representing children in private custody litigation to be some of the most rewarding work in the practice of law. In August 2011, Jenny was also elected by her law school peers to serve a three-year term on Charleston School of Law’s Alumni Association Board.
When she isn’t working, Jenny enjoys spending time with her husband and their six children and, as a lifelong bibliophile, she is always sneaking time to read any book that catches her fancy.
You can learn much more about our attorneys, our law firm, and our philosophy on practicing family law by visiting our website, www.SCFamilyLaw.com. If you find yourself facing the prospect of a divorce, separation, child custody, or other family-related issue, you need the help of an experienced South Carolina family law attorney to guide you through the difficult process. You are invited to contact our office at (864) 598-9172 to schedule an appointment to determine how we can assist you through this process.