Jeffrey Stephens

Jeffrey StephensOriginally from Macon, Georgia. Jeff Stephens holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia Tech, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee. He served as an enlisted Marine Corps reservist in college and law school and was later commissioned as an officer and spent 10 years as an active duty Marine Corps judge advocate. After leaving active duty, he served for 5 years as an assistant solicitor for South Carolina’s 14th Judicial Circuit, prosecuting crimes committed in Beaufort and Jasper counties. Except for 3 years spent in Washington, D.C. as a military appellate attorney and deployed in support of combat operations in the Middle East, he has lived in Beaufort County since 1999 with his wife and three children.

Jeff’s focus of practice is military, criminal, and criminal appellate law. He has been cited in the following military appellate cases:

Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals

  • United States v. Bagstad, NMCCA 200602454
  • United States v. Kluemper, NMCCA 200602366
  • United States v. McCracken, NMCCA 200600484
  • United States v. McWhorter, NMCCA 200301592
  • United States v. Sullivan, NMCCA 200302040


Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces

  • United States v. Harcrow, 66 M.J. 154 (C.A.A.F 2008)
  • United States v. Pflueger, 65 M.J. 127 (C.A.A.F. 2007)
  • United States v. Politte, 65 M.J. 24 (C.A.A.F. 2006)
  • United States v. Smead, 68 M.J. 44 (C.A.A.F 2009)

Jeff’s recent criminal case results include the following:

Marine Corporal charged at a General Court-Martial with Rape and orders violation; charges dismissed
Marine Staff Sergeant charged by civilian authorities with DUI, Possession of Steroids; charges dismissed and retained after administrative separation board
Civilian charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of marijuana; charges dismissed
2 Civilian clients charged with Burglary in the 1st Degree, Possession of a weapon during commission of a violent crime; charges dismissed at preliminary hearing


Jeff in news

Marine Sergeant Major accused of Assault and Battery, all charges dismissed.

Read about this case: @WTOC

Practice areas

  • Military law
  • Criminal law
  • Criminal Appellate law
  • Of Counsel


  • Georgia Tech
  • Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee