Stephanie Cook handles a wide variety of fiduciary litigation matters, including probate and trust litigation and contested guardianship cases. She was named a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and a Florida Super Lawyer in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 by a selection process that rates attorneys based upon a comprehensive three-part review process and is limited to no more than five percent of Florida’s attorneys. She was also nominated for Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite in 2017 and 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Stephanie is admitted to the Florida Bar, and she is also admitted to practice in the federal court before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Stephanie earned her J.D. degree from Barry University School of Law in 2007, graduating Valedictorian of her law class. She holds a B.A. degree from Mississippi College.
Living in the Dr. Phillips area of southwest Orlando, Stephanie and her husband, Randy Cook, are members of First Baptist Church of Orlando. She enjoys spending time with her husband and children, including time on the lake and at the beach.
J.D., Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian, Barry University School of Law
Barry University School of Law Student of the Year
Barry Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
Book Awards for Trial Advocacy, Florida Constitutional Law; Wills, Trusts, and Estates; Administrative Law; and Conflicts of Law; Moot Court Honors Board Member; Moot Court Honors Board Most Valuable Advocate
Moot Court Honors Board Outstanding Graduate
Second Place, Region V Moot Court National Competition
Argued an amicus brief before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in U.S. v. Long, 64 M.J. 57,
B.A., Mississippi College
Professional Associations & Memberships
Member, The Orange County Bar Association
Steering Committee, The Orange County Bar Estate Guardianship Trust Section
Member, The Probate Law and Procedure Committee of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Member, The Probate and Trust Litigation Committee of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section
Member of The Florida Probate Rules Committee of the Florida Bar
Vice Chair, The Guardianship, Power of Attorneys, and Advance Directives Committee of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
Member, Florida Bar Probate Rules Committee
Member of the Florida State Guardianship Association
Presenter, 6th Annual Annual Clerks’ Statewide Investigation Alliance Virtual Training Symposium
Speaker & Co-Chair, Guardianship Seminar, Florida Bar Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section
Speaker, Hot Topics in Evidence Seminar, Florida Bar
Speaker, “Planning Beyond the Pandemic (or Covid)- What You Need to Know About Guardianships, Estate Planning, and Probate." Orange County Bar Association
Speaker, RPPTL Litigation & Trust Symposium
Speaker, Estate, Guardianship, & Trust Seminar Presenter
Recognitions & Awards
2019-2023 Florida Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
2015-2017, Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers
2016, Up and Comer, Legal Elite
2017 & 2019-2023 Legal Elite Attorney by Florida Trend