Stephanie J. Williams is a mediator with Thompson Burton’s family law group. Having been both an associate attorney and a solo practitioner, she has practiced law since 2004. After her experience as a litigant, Stephanie dedicated her work to helping individuals in family law cases with reduced rates. This led to a high-volume practice, allowing the opportunity to service a genuine need in the community while sharpening her advocacy.
After more than 10 years of practice, Stephanie began serving as a Special Master of the Fourth Circuit Court in Davidson County where she served for nearly years with the late Judge Philip E. Smith.
Stephanie is the former president of the Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee and the former vice president of the Nashville Chapter of Les Gemmes, Inc.
Stephanie is a founding member of Booked But Not Bound and continues to serve as a facilitator. Booked But Not Bound is a Juvenile Justice Literacy Initiative that provides books to youth in the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center that are discussed at monthly meetings to engage in dialogue about inspiration and life lessons that stem from the readings.
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Stephanie has called Nashville home for over thirty years. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys reading, outdoor adventures, mentoring youth and single parents, community engagement and spending time with loved ones. She has two adult children and a granddaughter, Ella.
• University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN J.D., (2000-2002)
• Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN B.A. (1998-2000)
• Stephanie also completed all requisite classes in the Master of Psychology in Marriage & Family Therapy at Trevecca Nazarene University (2009-2013)
• Les Gemmes, Inc.- Nashville Chapter, Immediate Chapter Vice President and Member
• Women’s Political Collaborative of Tennessee, Immediate Past President and Member
• A Step Ahead Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Board Member
• New Level Community Development Center, Past Board Member
• Napier Looby Bar Association, Past Board Member and Current Member
• Housing Grant Committee, Member
• Tennessee Bar Association, Member
• Nashville Bar Association, Member
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Member
• Harry Phillips Inn of Cour , Past Member
• Women in Numbers, Member
• Lawyers’ Association for Women (LAW), Member
• National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Member
• Junior League of Nashville, Member
• Dream Streets Nashville Mom’s Group, Volunteer