Stephanie Cook handles a wide variety of litigation matters including probate and trust litigation, fiduciary 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 and 2020, 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.
Earning her Juris Doctor degree from Barry University School of Law in 2007, Stephanie was Valedictorian of her law class. She also participated in Moot Court and was a Note and Comment Editor for Barry University School of Law’s Law Review. A top Moot Court competitor, she argued amicus briefs before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in U.S. v Long, 64 M.J. 57, September 2006. She was Barry Law School Law Student of the Year in 2007 and earned numerous Book Awards for achieving the highest grade in her class.
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. She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association. She also serves on the Probate Law and Procedure Committee, Probate and Trust Litigation Committee, and the Guardianship, Power of Attorneys and Advance Directives for the Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. In addition, Stephanie is active in the Orange County Bar Estate Guardianship Trust Section Committee.
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 at the beach.
Admitted to bar, 2007, Florida; 2007, U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.
2019 & 2020, Florida Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
2015-2017, Rising Star, Florida Super Lawyers
2016, Up and Comer, Legal Elite
2017 & 2019, Legal Elite Attorney by Florida Trend Magazine
Mississippi College (B.A., in Public Relations, 2001); Barry University School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, Valedictorian, 2007); Barry University School of Law Student of the Year, 2007; Barry Law Review, Note and Comment Editor (2006-2007); 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, 2006; Moot Court Honors Board Outstanding Graduate, 2007; Second Place, Region V Moot Court National Competition, 2007; Argued an amicus brief before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in U.S. v. Long, 64 M.J. 57, September 2006; Member, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International
Professional & Civic Memberships
Member of the Orange County Bar Association
Member of the Orange County Judicial Relations committee
Co-chair of the Orange County Bar Estate Guardianship Trust Section
Member of the Probate Law and Procedure Committee of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.
Member of the Probate and Trust Litigation Committee of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.
Member of the Guardianship, Power of Attorneys and Advance Directives Committee of the Florida Bar Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section.
Board Member of Dr. Phillips Rotary Club.