Stephanie Helton was born and raised in Knoxville. After graduating from Carter High School, she thought she wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. One bad day in human anatomy lab and Stephanie decided the legal field might be a better choice for her. After completing the Paralegal Program at Pellissippi State, she began her legal career with Hogan & Hogan, working in insurance defense. She now has more than 25 years of legal experience in everything from insurance defense, corporate law, labor law, personal injury and workers’ compensation. She is our senior paralegal and office manager and has been with our firm for almost 12 years. Stephanie and her husband Lance have been married 24 years and have a son, Landon, who is finishing his Junior at MTSU, where he is pursuing his dream of flying with a bachelor’s degree in Pro-Pilot. Stephanie’s other child has four legs and is our firm mascot, Miss Ripley. When she isn’t keeping this place running smoothly, she loves spending time with family, New York Yankees baseball and once her son graduates and begins his commercial pilot career, she will spend lots of time traveling.