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Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett

Host of Lawyerist Podcast

Stephanie Everett leads the Lawyerist community and Lawyerist Lab. She is the co-author of Lawyerist’s new book The Small Firm Roadmap and is a regular keynote speaker at legal conferences and CLEs.

Stephanie practiced at a big law firm for five years before co-founding her own firm. As the managing partner, Stephanie watched her firm grow from two lawyers to a team of twenty in just seven years.

Her passion for owning and operating a law firm eventually led her to open a consulting practice, where she focused on helping lawyers learn how to run their own firms. From there, working with the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Supreme Court, and Georgia’s five law schools, Stephanie designed and launched Lawyers for Equal Justice, an incubator helping newer lawyers start socially conscious law firms.

Stephanie graduated cum laude from Georgia State University College of Law, where she was the symposium editor of the Georgia State Law Review. She is the current treasurer and on the board of directors of the Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation. She is also a board member and former president of the Georgia State Law Alumni Council. During her career as a lawyer, Stephanie has been recognized as a Rising Star and a Super Lawyer, was named as a top lawyer of the year by Georgia Trends magazine, and was a recipient of the Fastcase 50 Award for law and technology.

Stephanie and her husband, Jason, both avid Texas Hold’em players, own a craft beer distributorship, serving the states of Georgia and Alabama. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her daughter–as long as it doesn’t involve running–in her home city of Atlanta.

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May 12, 2022

#383: Designing the Life You Want Instead of a Job You Have, with Stanley Tate

In this episode, Stephanie talks with the Student Loan Lawyer, Stanley Tate, about leveraging tech instead of staff and having a fixed mindset vs a growth mindset.

May 5, 2022

#382: Is Going Solo the Right Way?, with Carolyn Elefant

Lawyerist talks with Solo by Choice author, Carolyn Elefant, about starting a solo law practice and if going solo is right for you.

April 28, 2022

#380: Get Started with KPIs, with Karol Brown

In this episode, Stephanie talks with the managing attorney for World One Law Group, Karol Brown, about the importance of tracking KPIs in your law firm and what metrics you should be...

April 21, 2022

#379: What Does Web3 Mean (For My Practice?), with Justine Humenansky

In this episode, Zack talks with Justine Humenansky, the CFO at Rabbithole.gg, about Web3, DAOs, and how interested lawyers might participate in these conversations and communities. Justine brings her background in researching...

April 14, 2022

#378: Pulling the Trigger on Hiring, with Allison Harrison

In this episode, Sara chats with Allison about questions to consider when deciding to hire a new team member and how to leverage staff to free you up to work more ON...

April 7, 2022

#377: Investing in Your Law Firm, with Bernadette Harris

In this episode, Stephanie Everett talks with our Lawyerist Lab coach and finance expert, Bernadette Harris, about law firm expenses, when it’s okay to spend money on your business, and when debt...

March 31, 2022

#375: Taking Care of Your Team’s Mental Health, with Calvin Benton

In this episode, Stephanie talks with Spill’s founder, Calvin Benton, about the importance of mental health check-ins for your team and providing them access to licensed therapists. Spill is a great tool...

March 24, 2022

#374: Avoid Burnout and Stay Engaged, with Paige Atkins

Stephanie talks with Lawyerist’s Operations Director, Paige Atkins, about how lawyers and leaders can avoid burnout and stay engaged in their most important work. They also talk about how to keep your...

March 17, 2022

#373: Overcoming the Likeability Trap, with Alicia Menendez

Lawyerist host, Stephanie Everett, talks with guest, Alicia Menendez, about overcoming the likeability trap.

March 10, 2022

#372: From Joining to Running a Law Firm, with Russell Farbiarz

We’re joined by Lawyerist Lab member, Russell Farbiarz, as he discusses what it looked like to take over his practice. We discuss how he got there and what to think about if...

March 3, 2022

#371: Building and Using Computational Contracts, with Martin Clausen

Martin Clausen talks managing the rights and obligations of agreements in real-time with computational contracts.

February 24, 2022

#370: How to Use Personality Assessments with Your Team, with Ashley Steckler

Lawyerist Product Director, Ashley Steckler, shares her perspective on the personality test industry and how to navigate your results!

February 17, 2022

#369: Selling Your Practice, with Tom Lenfestey

We’re joined by business owner and author, Tom Lenfestey, where we talk through succession planning and what it looks like to sell your practice.

February 10, 2022

#368: Using Strategy Intensives for Your Firm’s Success, with Anne Romanello

We’re joined by Lawyerist Lab member, Anne Romanello, where we talk through the importance of strategy intensives and how they can help your firm.

February 8, 2022

#367: Trends that Solo and Small Firms Should Know, with Clio (Sponsored)

Clio’s Joshua Lemon talks the latest trends that solo & small firms should be on the lookout for!

February 3, 2022

#366: Grow as a Leader With These Daily Experiments, with Susan Ashford

We’re joined by author and professor, Susan Ashford, where we talk about how you can use small, daily experiments to grow as a leader.

January 27, 2022

#365: Why Reviews Are Essential for Your Business, with Ryan McKeen

Learn how to grow your business for success.

January 20, 2022

#364: A New Way to Look at Feedback, with David Bradford

A Better Approach to Feedback

January 13, 2022

#363: What Is the Future of Legal Tech?, with Zack Glaser

Zack Glaser discusses the future of legal tech.

January 6, 2022

#362: The Great Re-Onboarding of 2022, with Maryellen Stockton

What does 2022 look like for office life.

December 30, 2021

#361: Rethinking Your Exit Strategy, with Sam Glover & Aaron Street

The Lawyerist co-founders join to help you work out your exit strategy.

December 23, 2021

#360: Leading Your Team with Empathy, with Sherry Deutschmann

We’re talking with author and entrepreneur, Sherry Deutschmann, about how important it is to have empathy in your leadership with your business.

December 16, 2021

#359: Why You Need a Business Coach, with Sara Muender

New Lawyerist team member Sara Muender discusses what it means to be and to use a business coach.

December 9, 2021

#358: What It Means to Be a Holistic Lawyer, with Cat Moon

Cat Moon joins to discuss innovation & design in the legal field and the influence of COVID going forward

December 2, 2021

#357: The Experience Maker, with Dan Gingiss

Dan Gingiss discusses the importance of the client experience.

November 25, 2021

#356: Controlling Alcohol (Replay), with Annie Grace

Replay: Annie Grace explains how to think about your relationship with alcohol and why moderation is harder than just drinking or not drinking.

November 18, 2021

#355: A Look at the New Non-lawyer Firm Ownership Reform, Pt.2, with Allen Rodriguez

We’re talking with Allen Rodriguez today about his new Alternative Business Structure in AZ, Singular Law. He and his partner are some of the first to get licensed under the new rules.

November 11, 2021

#354: A Look at the New Non-lawyer Firm Ownership Reform, with Lori Gonzalez

Law firm and business expert, Lori Gonzalez, joins us today to discuss the recent regulatory reform regarding nonlawyer ownership.

November 4, 2021

#353: Managing Projects Without a Project Manager, with Ashley Steckler

Lawyerist Product Director, Ashley Steckler, shares how to better scope and manage projects for your business.

October 27, 2021

#352: A Lawyer’s Success on Tiktok: How They Did It & What They Learned, with Julio Oyhanarte

Lawyerist Lab member, Julio Oyhanarte shares about how his popularity on TikTok helped grow his business.

October 21, 2021

#351: Designing Your Life, with Bill Burnett & Dave Evans

Bill Burnett & Dave Evans talk about their book, Designing Your Life, and share with us tips on taking charge and designing the life you want to live.

October 14, 2021

#350: Ethics in Your Business: It’s More than Regulations, with Susan Liautaud

Ethics expert Susan Liautaud joins us today to talk about ethics in our world today and how we can use ethics to make better decisions.

October 7, 2021

#349: Building Trust: The Cornerstone of Your Business, with Sandra Sucher

Sandra Sucher shares about the importance of building trust to grow and sustain your business.

September 30, 2021

#348: Why You Need to Have Quarterly Retreats, with Kelly Street

Lawyerist Lab Coach Kelly Street shares about the importance of quarterly retreats and how to run them. Kelly also shares her expertise in the EOS Traction system and how that can help...

September 23, 2021

#347: How a Client Happiness Coordinator Increased My Firm Referrals & Reviews, with Ryan McKeen & Brittany Green

Lawyerist Lab Coach Ryan McKeen and his Client Happiness Coordinator, Brittany Green share about how her role as a Client Happiness Coordinator helps create a client-centered firm.

September 16, 2021

#346: Building Your Firm’s StoryBrand, with Dr. J.J. Peterson

StoryBrand and digital marketing expert, J.J. Peterson, shares how to build a compelling story around your brand that reflects your firm well.

September 9, 2021

#345: Steps to Buying a Firm, with Tom Lenfestey

Business owner and author, Tom Lenfestey, shares his best practices and steps for how to buy a law firm.

September 2, 2021

#344: Life as a Law Firm CEO, with Patrick Palace

Patrick Palace joins us today and discusses how he’s created a successful firm that can run on the day to day without him. He shares how he spends some of his extra...

August 26, 2021

#343: Hiring & Growing Your Firm the Right Way, with Jeremy and Sara Danilson

Lawyerist Lab members Jeremy and Sara Danilson talk about what it takes to grow your business with the right hires.

August 19, 2021

#342: Thinking Through Your Financial Strategy, with Bernadette Harris

Lab financial coach Bernadette Harris talks about how to think through your financial strategy in your firm.

August 12, 2021

#341: Conducting a Tech Audit, with Zack Glaser

Lawyerist’s Legal Tech Advisor, Zack Glaser, shares his best tips for conducting a tech audit in your firm!

August 5, 2021

#340: Growing Big by Going Small, with Deena Buchanan

Lawyerist Lab member Deena Buchanan shares what she did in her firm to get things rolling and growing in no time.

July 29, 2021

#339: Nail Your Branding & Get More Clients, with Erik Pelton

Lawyerist Lab member Erik Pelton shares his experience with sprucing up his branding and how that helped with his client acquisition process.

July 22, 2021

#338: Reframing Your Client Experience, with Spencer Keys

Labster Spencer Keys shares with us what he has done to make sure his firm stays client centered.

July 15, 2021

#337: Establishing Systems for Your Firm, with Valentina Rose

Labster Valentina Rose shares about how systems and technology she put in place have helped propel her firm forward.

July 8, 2021

#336: Dream Without Limitations: Rethink Your Strategy, with Ryan McKeen

Lab coach Ryan McKeen about the components of a business strategy and how to put one together to create a firm you’re proud of. 

July 1, 2021

#335: 5 Traits of Future Firm Leaders, with Mike Howard

Labster Mike Howard talks about how he is using the traits we teach in The Small Firm Roadmap to grow and improve his criminal defense firm.

June 24, 2021

#334: Carrying your Client’s Trauma, with Sherry Walling

Lab coach Kelly Street is talking with therapist Sherry Walling about what it looks like to carry your client’s trauma.

June 17, 2021

#333: The Mindset Needed to Level up Your Firm, with Kelly Street

Lab coaches Kelly Street and Stephanie Everett share their best tips and insights to help level up your business for greater success.

June 10, 2021

#332: The Modern Lawyer: Ethics and Technology, with Megan Zavieh

Lawyer, author, and Lawyerist Lab alumna, Megan Zavieh, shares with us what it means to be a modern lawyer and the role ethics and technology play in it all.

June 3, 2021

#331: The Small Firm Roadmap, with Sam Glover

We are replaying an older episode where Lawyerist Co-Founder, Sam Glover, and Stephanie Everett talk about the book they co-wrote together, The Small Firm Roadmap.

May 27, 2021

#330: Developing your Team, with Maryellen Stockton

Remote work expert and Lab coach, Maryellen Stockton, talks to us about what your next steps should be after hiring and onboarding an employee. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t...

May 20, 2021

#329: How Ownership Controls Our Lives, with Michael Heller & James Salzman

Authors and professors, Michael Heller & James Salzman, talk to us about the rules of ownership in our lives and what role lawyers play in all this.

May 13, 2021

#328: Getting to Inbox Zero, with Trivinia Barber

Author, speaker and business coach, Trivinia Barber, talks to us about fighting our email to get to inbox zero.

May 6, 2021

#327: Rituals to Transform Your Work & Home Life, with Erica Keswin

Erica Keswin talks about the importance of rituals and how they can transform the workplace.

April 29, 2021

#326: A Succession Plan for Your Law Practice, with Tom Lenfestey

Tom Lenfestey shares his best practices for a law firm succession plan and his top tips for buying and selling law firms.

March 18, 2021

#320: A Labster Call, with Aaron Thomas

Lab member Aaron Thomas talks about his lab journey and what he's currently dealing with in his small firm.

February 11, 2021

#315: Checking for Partner Alignment in a Small Law Firm, with Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett and Laura Briggs chat about partner alignment and how to navigate partner conflict within your firm.

December 31, 2020

#309: Tightening up Your Onboarding Process, with Maryellen Stockton

Lawyerist Coach and remote work expert, Maryellen Stockton, shares her tips on how remote companies can successfully onboard new employees.

December 17, 2020

#307: Vision & Values: The Foundation of Your Business, with Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett and Laura Briggs chat about why clarity, vision, and values are about more than just team building.

December 10, 2020

#306: Getting to Know & Love Your Numbers, with Bernadette Harris

There are three numbers everyone should be paying attention to if they have a business, Bernadette Harris says.

November 19, 2020

#303: Humanizing Your Clients, with Crystal Banse

Crystal Banse discusses her trauma journey and how that experience helped tailor her legal approach and humanize her clients in the process.

October 29, 2020

#300 Legal: Past, Present, & Future, with Sam Glover

Sam Glover returns to the show but as the guest! He shares his thoughts on the current state of the legal world, as well as previewing a project he’s been working on...

September 17, 2020

#294: Onboarding New Associates, with Stephanie Everett 

Stephanie Everett and Laura Briggs discuss how to effectively hire and onboard new associates in your small law firm. 

September 3, 2020

#292: A Mastermind Strategy Call, with Stephanie Everett 

Stephanie Everett guides Lab members through a discussion around some of the most pressing concerns small firms are facing today. 

August 20, 2020

#290: Legal Industry Issues in 2020, with Patricia Refo 

ABA President Patricia Refo breaks down some pressing questions and issues happening this year and for the future for the legal industry.

August 6, 2020

#288: Lawyering & Maternity Leave, with Iffy Ibekwe 

Iffy Ibekwe explains how she prepared for and managed life with her law firm during maternity leave. 

June 4, 2020

#279: What to Do Before Creating a Strategic Marketing Plan, with Stephanie Everett 

Marketing Director Laura Briggs discuss three steps lawyers should take before building and implementing a strategic marketing plan for their law firm. 

May 28, 2020

#278: Moving Forward with Your Law Firm in a Pandemic, a Coaching Call with Ryan McKeen

Ryan McKeen discusses how to strategize and make action plans for moving forward even with an uncertain future on the horizon. 

May 14, 2020

#276: Defining Processes for Teams & Clients, a Strategy Call with Amy McGarry 

Amy McGarry gives her tips on how to create and define processes for your team and legal clients.

March 12, 2020

#267: From Litigator to Firm Leader, A Strategy Call with Amber James 

Amber James discusses shifting from a client-focused to a team leader-focused role in her own firm and the mindset and strategy required to make that transition.

February 20, 2020

#264: Focusing on Your Ideal Clients, a Strategy Call with Tyler Inkster

Tyler Inkster discusses targeting the right clients, leveraging the most powerful referral sources, niching down, and the value of content marketing

January 2, 2020

#257: Eavesdropping on a Strategy Call with Jennifer Longtin

Stephanie Everrett talks with Lawyerist Lab member Jennifer Longtin about the strategy they developed to help Jennifer take charge of her firm finances.

November 21, 2019

#251: Trauma, Stress, & Keeping Your Sh*t Together, with Sherry Walling

Dr. Sherry Walling explains what trauma is and where it comes from, how to find out if you have trauma or whether it may be linked to other mental health issues, like...