Stephen’s vast and varied experience includes all areas of civil litigation, personal injury, contract law, family law and service as a NFL Member Contract Adviser. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from The State University of New York at Albany in 1989 and a Juris Doctor degree from Whittier College School of Law in 1992.
During law school, Stephen clerked for a Wall Street law firm and several law firms in Los Angeles.
Initially licensed in California in 1992, Stephen was an associate attorney with Berger & Stolar of Beverly Hills, Stoll, Nussbaum and Polakov of Los Angeles, Reff & Aderonmu of North Hollywood and Klein, Testan & Brundo, LLC of Tustin, CA.
He is currently licensed in Texas, California and Colorado.
In 1999, Stephen moved his family to Austin, Texas to start his own law firm where he focused his practice on asbestos litigation, business & contract law, construction litigation, Deceptive Trade Practice Act Claims and estate planning.
Since 2008, Stephen has focused his practice on family law and asset recovery and he lives in Lakeway with his wife Jessica and his three children.
Courtney Pardue is the newest attorney to join the Putonti Law firm. Courtney earned her bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of North Texas in 2009. During that time she was actively involved in the development and growth of Phi Alpha Delta, Law Fraternity International.
She also enjoyed volunteering with the Special Olympics and the local therapeutic horsemanship programs. Courtney continued her education at Texas Tech University School of Law and her involvement with both Phi Alpha Delta and therapeutic horsemanship.
After earning her law degree from Texas Tech University in 2012, Courtney began contracting in the oil and gas industry as an independent landman. In the course of her work, she completed thorough title research and compiled detailed mineral and land ownership reports for her clients. While working independently, Courtney also became a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with CASA of the South Plains to cultivate her passion of volunteering with families and children.
As a family lawyer with the Putonti Law Firm, she is eager to use her prior experience and skills to show compassion toward clients and provide diligent solutions to their legal needs by lending a listening ear and being an avid problem solver.
In her spare time, Courtney loves to run obstacle course races with her friends and camp with her German Shepherds.
Dinah Haney is a litigation paralegal at the Putonti Law Firm. Dinah earned her bachelor degree from Texas State University and attended graduate school at Baylor University.
Dinah has been a paralegal in the Central Texas area for 19 years. She is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is a member of the State Bar Paralegal Division and the Capital Area Paralegal Association. Dinah has been trained and certified in mediation, parenting coordination, and collaborative law.
As an experienced family law paralegal, Dinah is able to bring expertise and knowledge to the clients of the firm. In her spare time, Dinah loves to spend time with her dog, do yoga, garden, kayak, and watch Australian rules football.
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