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.
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.
Lawyerist talks with Solo by Choice author, Carolyn Elefant, about starting a solo law practice and if going solo is right for you.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Lawyerist host, Stephanie Everett, talks with guest, Alicia Menendez, about overcoming the likeability trap.
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...
Martin Clausen talks managing the rights and obligations of agreements in real-time with computational contracts.
Lawyerist Product Director, Ashley Steckler, shares her perspective on the personality test industry and how to navigate your results!
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.
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.
Clio’s Joshua Lemon talks the latest trends that solo & small firms should be on the lookout for!
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.
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Zack Glaser discusses the future of legal tech.
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The Lawyerist co-founders join to help you work out your exit strategy.
We’re talking with author and entrepreneur, Sherry Deutschmann, about how important it is to have empathy in your leadership with your business.
New Lawyerist team member Sara Muender discusses what it means to be and to use a business coach.
Cat Moon joins to discuss innovation & design in the legal field and the influence of COVID going forward
Dan Gingiss discusses the importance of the client experience.
Replay: Annie Grace explains how to think about your relationship with alcohol and why moderation is harder than just drinking or not drinking.
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.
Law firm and business expert, Lori Gonzalez, joins us today to discuss the recent regulatory reform regarding nonlawyer ownership.
Lawyerist Product Director, Ashley Steckler, shares how to better scope and manage projects for your business.
Lawyerist Lab member, Julio Oyhanarte shares about how his popularity on TikTok helped grow his business.
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.
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.
Sandra Sucher shares about the importance of building trust to grow and sustain your business.
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...
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.
StoryBrand and digital marketing expert, J.J. Peterson, shares how to build a compelling story around your brand that reflects your firm well.
Business owner and author, Tom Lenfestey, shares his best practices and steps for how to buy a law firm.
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...
Lawyerist Lab members Jeremy and Sara Danilson talk about what it takes to grow your business with the right hires.
Lab financial coach Bernadette Harris talks about how to think through your financial strategy in your firm.
Lawyerist’s Legal Tech Advisor, Zack Glaser, shares his best tips for conducting a tech audit in your firm!
Lawyerist Lab member Deena Buchanan shares what she did in her firm to get things rolling and growing in no time.
Lawyerist Lab member Erik Pelton shares his experience with sprucing up his branding and how that helped with his client acquisition process.
Labster Spencer Keys shares with us what he has done to make sure his firm stays client centered.
Labster Valentina Rose shares about how systems and technology she put in place have helped propel her firm forward.
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.
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.
Lab coach Kelly Street is talking with therapist Sherry Walling about what it looks like to carry your client’s trauma.
Lab coaches Kelly Street and Stephanie Everett share their best tips and insights to help level up your business for greater success.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Author, speaker and business coach, Trivinia Barber, talks to us about fighting our email to get to inbox zero.
Erica Keswin talks about the importance of rituals and how they can transform the workplace.
Tom Lenfestey shares his best practices for a law firm succession plan and his top tips for buying and selling law firms.
Lab member Aaron Thomas talks about his lab journey and what he's currently dealing with in his small firm.
Stephanie Everett and Laura Briggs chat about partner alignment and how to navigate partner conflict within your firm.
Lawyerist Coach and remote work expert, Maryellen Stockton, shares her tips on how remote companies can successfully onboard new employees.
Stephanie Everett and Laura Briggs chat about why clarity, vision, and values are about more than just team building.
There are three numbers everyone should be paying attention to if they have a business, Bernadette Harris says.
Crystal Banse discusses her trauma journey and how that experience helped tailor her legal approach and humanize her clients in the process.
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...
Stephanie Everett and Laura Briggs discuss how to effectively hire and onboard new associates in your small law firm.
Stephanie Everett guides Lab members through a discussion around some of the most pressing concerns small firms are facing today.
ABA President Patricia Refo breaks down some pressing questions and issues happening this year and for the future for the legal industry.
Iffy Ibekwe explains how she prepared for and managed life with her law firm during maternity leave.
Marketing Director Laura Briggs discuss three steps lawyers should take before building and implementing a strategic marketing plan for their law firm.
Ryan McKeen discusses how to strategize and make action plans for moving forward even with an uncertain future on the horizon.
Amy McGarry gives her tips on how to create and define processes for your team and legal clients.
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.
Tyler Inkster discusses targeting the right clients, leveraging the most powerful referral sources, niching down, and the value of content marketing
Stephanie Everrett talks with Lawyerist Lab member Jennifer Longtin about the strategy they developed to help Jennifer take charge of her firm finances.
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...
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