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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September 22, 2022

#407: Serving Clients Through Alternative Business Structures, with Mike Payne and Chad Huebsch

In this episode, Stephanie talks with owners of BOSS advisors, Lawyerist Lab member Mike Payne and non-attorney business partner Chad Huebsch, about how they found streamlined success through an alternative business structure.

September 15, 2022

#406: Harnessing Anxiety for Good, with Dr. Wendy Suzuki

On this week’s episode, Stephanie chats with Dr. Wendy Suzuki, author of Good Anxiety and Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University. Listen and learn about the root causes...

September 8, 2022

#405: The Diverse Ways People Think, with Temple Grandin

Zack talks with Dr. Temple Gradin, academic, animal behaviorist, and Autism rights proponent, about different types of thinkers, the strengths they bring, and why it’s important to have different thinkers on your...

September 1, 2022

#404: The Other F-Word: Protecting Your Business from Fraud, with Bernadette Harris

In this episode, Stephanie talks with Lawyerist Lab Financial Coach Bernadette Harris about protecting your firm from fraud. She explains how to implement proper procedures and financial safeguards, the benefits of outsourcing...

August 25, 2022

#402: Why Conviction Review Units Matter, with Sunny Eaton

There is a lot to consider when dealing with criminal law. In today’s episode, Zack talks with Sunny Eaton, director of the Conviction Review Unit in Nashville, TN, about what this unit...

August 18, 2022

#401: How to Value Your Law Firm, with Tom Lenfestey

In this episode, Stephanie talks with Tom Lenfestey about the marketable value of law firms and how to value your firm.

August 11, 2022

#400: Get Beyond the Billable Hour, with Ron Baker

In this episode, Stephanie talks to Ron Baker about better alternatives to the billable hour and how to get there.

August 4, 2022

#399: When Business Partnerships Break Up, with Ryan McKeen, Meghan Freed, and Kristen Marcroft

In this episode, Ryan McKeen and his former firm partners discuss starting, separating, and building successful separate practices.

July 21, 2022

#397: Hiring a Legal Administrator Can Increase Your Bottom Line, with Matthew Sullivan

Stephanie talks with Matthew Sullivan about the importance of a legal administrators and the future of executive functions in law firms.

July 14, 2022

#396: How My Life (and Law Practice) Changed When I Became a Sober Lawyer, with Sarah Soucie Eyberg

In this episode, Sara talks with social security disability attorney, Sarah Soucie Eyberg, about her sobriety journey while practicing law and what being a sober lawyer means for her.

June 23, 2022

#392: Hire Differently, Hire Better, with Rick Girard

In this episode, Stephanie talks with the author of Healing Career Wounds, Rick Girard, about how to hire and attract the right talent for your company. In addition, learn how employers...

June 16, 2022

#391: Start With Succession Planning in Mind, with Steven Glaser

In this episode, Zack talks with his father, attorney Steve Glaser, about succession planning for law firms and making sure you take care of your clients in the transition. They also discuss...

June 9, 2022

#389: Dealing With Grief in the Workplace, with Sherry Walling

In this episode, Stephanie has a conversation with Dr. Sherry Walling about dealing with grief in the workplace and in our everyday life.

June 2, 2022

#387: Change Your Law Firm (and Your Life) with Systems, with Jay Ruane

In this episode, Stephanie talks with serial legal entrepreneur Jay Ruane about integrating law firm systems and getting your team on board. In addition to integrating systems, learn how systems have...

May 19, 2022

#384: Delivering Bad News to Clients, with Marjorie Aaron

In this episode, Stephanie talks with Marjorie Aaron, Professor of Practice and Director of the Center for Practice at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, about communicating effectively to better deliver...

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.