Education

Graduated from Duke University with B.A. English 1984

Howard University J.D. 1987

Experience

  • County Court Judge from 2000 – present
    • County Criminal Division
    • Domestic Violence Division – present
      • All county court criminal domestic violence cases for the county
      • Domestic violence injunctions – circuit work
    • County Civil Division
  • Public Defender’s Office 1987 – 2000
    • Misdemeanor Division
    • Felony Division
    • Appellate Division
    • Juvenile Division
  • Conference of County Court Judges
    • Circuit Rep
  • Administrative Judge for County Criminal Division
  • Administrative Judge for the Domestic violence Division – first time I was assigned to the division it was two divisions
  • Judge assisting the Traffic Hearing Officer Program – 2007 to 2019
  • Chief Judges Executive Committee
  • Mentor Judge
  • Criminal Justice Commission
    • Subcommittees on the criminal courts, Law enforcement, and Domestic violence
  • Judicial Liaison to Riviera Beach Drug Program – present

Volunteer

  • President of the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association
  • Evening with the Esquires – raised money for scholarships
  • Coached M.S. Girls basketball and USSSA league
  • Championship (1)
  • Coached Boys basketball AAU and USSSA
  • Certified as an NCAA coach
  • Volunteer Judge with the Riviera Beach Drug Program
  • Member, Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association
  • Sunday school teacher and church secretary

Personal

  • Married to Don Stephens, partner at Olds & Stephens
  • Three children Don Stephens a district leader with Primerica, Asha Stephens an associate with Bank of America, GTO Division, and Noah Stephens in college