Stephanie Stone Story
Stephanie was born in Holland, Michigan where she was active in sports and the National Art Honors Society. She loved living close to Lake Michigan and its beautiful beaches. Growing up, her family owned horses and she enjoyed spending long summer days out at the barn doing chores and horseback riding. Stephanie was also involved with the local 4-H chapter and enjoyed competing in local horse shows with her Arabian Bay Mare, Sanada.
Stephanie graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Communication with a minor in Psychology from Western Michigan University in 2005. In 2007, she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to pursue a career in human resources with a large-scale concert and convention entertainment production company. Stephanie was able to climb the ranks at that company and eventually earn the Director of Human Resources position. Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic closed much of the entertainment industry which forced a career change. During this period, Stephanie reflected on her love of the law.
In 2021, Stephanie decided to pursue a new career as a paralegal. While working at a local brewery, she attended the Community College of Aurora and earned her American Bar Association approved Paralegal Certificate in May of 2023. With a background in human resources and handling workers’ compensation claims, she knew that working at FWI Legal as a Workers’ Compensation Paralegal would be a perfect fit.
In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Shane and his son, along with their two dogs Dixie and Duke. Stephanie and Shane enjoy camping, hiking, watching sports, and home brewing. She’s also learning how to play the guitar and hopes to play at a local open mic night this summer.
Q & A to Stephanie:
1. What made you decide to work for FWI Legal?
The moment I entered the office, I knew this was a wonderful place to work. The team here is incredibly supportive of each other; this is a firm that takes pride in caring for their clients and helping people. I am proud to work with such skilled and dynamic individuals.
2. How does your background in human resources help you as a Workers’ Compensation Paralegal?
While working in human resources, I was able to develop an incredible base of soft skills like compassion and empathy, as well as helping people solve their problems. In that role, I also managed the company’s workers’ comp claims so I came to FWI Legal with an understanding of the process. I am excited to be able to help injured individuals get the help they need.