Stephanie V. Nichols

After completing her undergraduate education with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and French at UNC-Chapel Hill (and a die-hard love for the Tar Heels), Stephanie began working with a boys’ summer camp in western North Carolina. She joined the camp full-time as its office manager for several years before deciding that she could apply her passion for helping others to the legal field.

Stephanie began clerking for Crumpler Freedman Parker & Witt during her first summer in law school at Belmont University College of Law. During her time with the firm, she developed a strong appreciation for the diverse needs of clients, and modeled her law school experience accordingly. While at Belmont, Stephanie served as the Editor-in-Chief of the law school’s Criminal Law Journal, the Vice President of the Student Bar Association, President of Belmont’s Women’s Law Student Organization, a peer mentor, and a law school ambassador. In addition to her summers spent with Crumpler Freedman Parker & Witt, she had the opportunity to clerk under the Honorable Judge Joseph A. Woodruff, a Circuit Court judge in Tennessee’s 21st Judicial District. During that time, Stephanie was able to experience numerous cases from a judicial perspective and hone her skills in the courtroom.

After law school, Stephanie has continued to enjoy getting to know and help the clients at CFPW. Her experience is primarily with civil litigation, but she enjoys handling matters in a variety of fields (including estate planning, wills and trusts, and other general legal matters) just as she did while in law school. Her ultimate goal is to provide her clients peace of mind. She enjoys working towards solving the diverse challenges that clients bring to her each day.

Though she has spent much time in the beautiful state of Tennessee, Stephanie is a native of Winston-Salem and has enjoyed being back in the city where she grew up. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and east-Tennessee native, Jeff (go Vols!), and their two Retrievers, Kipp and Riley. Stephanie enjoys being outdoors, particularly if it in any way involves the mountains near Brevard, North Carolina. She loves to cook and has a passion for live music of any genre.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Wills and Trusts


  • Belmont University College of Law, Nashville, Tennessee – May 2018
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina – May 2013
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & French