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Stephanie G. Crippen


Known for her honest style, Stephanie G. Crippen is one of the law firm’s premier family law litigators. Stephanie handles high asset divorces, post-divorce cases, parentage actions, child support, annulments, and complex child custody matters including dependence and neglect cases throughout East Tennessee. Clients describe Stephanie as “dependable and attentive.” Stephanie has experience with the emotional complexities of the family. She is here to listen, learn, and lead you through your difficult matters. In court, Stephanie fights for her client’s rights. Thanks to a master’s degree in counseling, Stephanie knows how to approach your needs in a way that gets results and leaves you feeling fulfilled so that you can move forward with your life. Stephanie is also a Rule 31 family and civil mediator, as well as being specially trained in mediating cases involving domestic violence, which requires exceptional levels of empathy, persuasion, and articulation.

Stephanie serves as an advocate for the vulnerable children of our region. She works as a Guardian ad Litem, which is an attorney representing the best interests of children in dependency and neglect and termination cases. Because of her ability to employ counseling skills and her knowledge of juvenile and adoption law, Stephanie has a reputation for compassion and conviction.

A believer in innovation, Stephanie has taken an active role in the development of collaborative law in Tennessee. An groundbreaking approach to divorce, collaborative law allows clients to equitably settle all aspects of their case without court while still feeling secure in their representation. Stephanie is a board member and committee chair of the East Tennessee Collaborative Alliance.

Helping her community is a point of pride for Stephanie. Raised in Knoxville, she graduated from Central High School north of downtown. She went on to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in two concentrations: political science and history. After earning her MS in counseling from the University of Tennessee in 2008, she received her juris doctor for Lincoln Memorial University School of Law in Knoxville. She is a Knoxville native, and she understands how to navigate the justice systems of her region.

Stephanie is licensed to practice law in the courts of Tennessee.   She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association, Knoxville Bar Association, and East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women. She enjoys traveling and spoiling her doodles, Sarge and Harry.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Mediation & Collaborative Law
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • DUI
  • Adoption
  • Alimony & Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Children’s Rights
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Juvenile Law
  • Paternity

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 2014


Lincoln Memorial University, Duncan School of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • J.D.
  • Honors: Dean’s List

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • M.S. – 2008
  • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Major: Counseling

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
B.A. – 1997

  • Honors: magna cum laude
  • Major: Political Science
  • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member, 2009 to Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association, Member, 2009 to Present


  • English