When L. Brook Stuntebeck (Brook) graduated from Georgia State Law School she did what many new lawyers do – she joined a huge firm. The kind that throws tons of cases from tons of different areas of the law at young associates on the theory that they are equally indefatigable and replaceable.
Brook thrived in her ‘corporate law’ environment while concentrating mostly on civil matters where she had virtually no contact with clients. She started helping out a senior partner on a few family law cases and found she liked it – and she loved working with clients and families.
When it became apparent that ‘big law’ wasn’t for her (this occurred almost simultaneously with her moving to Texas) she asked the family law partner she had worked with for a recommendation.
“Yes! Of course!” He agreed . . . before adding this, “But only if you go into family law full time. You’re a natural, you’re great at it, you love clients and they love you, be a family lawyer.”
Brook agreed, got the recommendation, found a terrific family law firm in Texas and in short order was recognized as a Texas Rising Star/Best Lawyer. More importantly – much more importantly – Brook embraced family law, embraced negotiation and strategy and mediation.
Now Brook is bringing her passion for family law to Triangle Smart Divorce along with her client philosophy: “Tell me your ultimate goals and we’ll figure out how to get you there in the best possible way. We’ll get you to closure.”
We at Triangle Smart Divorce are thrilled to have her – which says a lot about Brook as she is an intense Georgia Bulldog fan and was hired by an office filled with equally intense Clemson, UNC, NC State, and Penn State fans.
In fact, Brook’s hiring may be the first (and probably only) time fans of these teams have ever agreed on anything.
Brook is settling into Chapel Hill with her husband, Vince, two children and a three month old Labrador, Finn. No word on whether Finn already has a Georgia sweater.