M. Stephen Stubley


A Citadel graduate and South Carolina native, Stephen Stubley practices in the areas of workers’ compensation defense, civil litigation, subrogation and workers’ compensation appeals.  Before practicing law, Stephen was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Paul E. Short, Jr, South Carolina Circuit Court Judge. Stephen has achieved an AV-Preeminent Rating, the highest standard for his legal abilities and ethical standards, from Martindale-Hubbell. In 2012, Stephen was one of six attorneys in the midlands area selected as a member of the Midlands Legal Elite in the field of Workers’ Compensation Defense. In 2014, Stephen was named to The Best Lawyers in America (c) in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers.

Stephen resides in Columbia with his wife Corey, and two children, Caroline and Crayton.


  • 1997 South Carolina
  • 1998, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina


  • Mississippi College School of Law (J.D., 1997)
    • Author of the Revised Law School Honor Code
    • Honor Court Chief Justice
    • Honor Court Prosecutor
  • The Citadel (B.A., 1993)
    • Dean’s List
    • Member of 1992-1993 Honor Committee
    • Member of 1993 Summerall Guards

Leadership, Professional Associations and Recognitions

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
  • South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association
  • Columbia Area Citadel Club, Former President
  • The Citadel Alumni Association

Dedication to Community Improvement

  • Kids Chance of South Carolina
  • Brian C. Martin Scholarship Golf Tournament, Chairman