Stephanie D. Banks
- Managing Attorney for Probate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation
Stephanie Banks is the Managing Attorney for Probate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation for The Manely Firm, P.C. She has over 15 years of experience managing legal teams and departments in both the private and public sectors. She has been litigating cases throughout her entire legal career; and her experience includes representing clients in Federal, State and Administrative Courts.
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama Attorney Stephanie D. Banks has been practicing law for over 26 years. She received her law degree from The University of Alabama School of Law, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with Awards; and she received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University located in Auburn, Alabama.
Stephanie has a wide range of extensive legal experience that provides her with a deep knowledge of how to represent and advise clients in family law. Throughout her practice, she has represented clients in Probate Law, Estate Planning, Fiduciary Law, School Laws, Real Estate, Employment Law, Civil Rights, Eminent Domain, and Dispute Resolution. She served for over ten years as an Administrative Hearing Officer for two Public School Districts in the Metropolitan Atlanta area; Outside Legal Counsel for the one of the largest Public-School Districts in the State of Georgia; and she previously served as a Court Appointed Attorney for DeKalb County Probate Court. Additionally, Stephanie’s practice has included representing small to medium-sized businesses and franchises with Employment Law, Contract Negotiations, and Compliance Matters.
Prior to starting her own practice, Stephanie served as In-House Corporate Counsel to Georgia Power Company where she provided Real Estate and Land legal services to Georgia Power Company which owned at the time approximately 150,000 acres of real estate. She was also the Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator for Southern Company Services where she was responsible for the successful management of the employee concern investigations and the Affirmative Action program for six Southeast Region Subsidiaries of The Southern Company, one of the largest energy providers in the United States. Stephanie had her own law practice for over 15 years, before joining the Manely Firm.
A teacher at heart, she previously served as an Instructor at Miles College School of Law, located in Birmingham, Alabama; and developed a training program for summer law school interns for a non-profit, federally funded federation that assists land owners located in southern states with Heirs Property concerns and disputes, as well as Estate Planning matters. Stephanie is also a sought-after teacher and trainer for legal seminars and classes, including Continuing Legal Education courses for Legal Professionals.
Stephanie is a Classical Vocalist, a Coloratura Soprano, a type of operatic soprano voice that specializes in music that is distinguished by agile runs, leaps and trills. She is also a vocal instructor, choir director, music advisor, and she writes and directs plays and theatrical productions. She truly loves family and animals and is the mother to three lovely little dogs, one Schnauzer and two Shi Tzus. Her relationship with God is primary and she leads her life and her law practice with determination and purpose.
Areas Of Practice
- Probate Litigation
- Trust Litigation
- Fiduciary Litigation
- Family Law and Litigation
- Georgia, 2004
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
- The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- Honors: With Awards
- Auburn University
- Major: Political Science