WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 26, 2018) — Eddie E. Stephens III, a partner at Ward Damon, has been announced as the recipient ofthe 2018 Leadership Excellence Award (LEA) in the Private Sector category by Leadership Palm Beach County (LPBC).The awards recognize exceptional LPBC alumni who have made significant contributions to improve their community. Award recipients are celebrated as being living examples of the vision and mission of LPBC while demonstrating the need to connect, collaborate and change.
Stephens, an equity partner at the West Palm Beach-based firm, leads the marital and family law department and manages community relations for the firm. He is a board certified attorney in Marital and Family Law who specializes in high-conflict matrimonial law. He has earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a professional rating indicating the highest ethical standards and professional ability, and has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America®, a peer-review publication recognizing the top 4% of attorneys in the country.Stephens earned his J.D. at Stetson University College of Law.
In addition to practicing family law, Stephens is an author, a popular and engaging motivational speaker, and an active community advocate involved with a number of charitable endeavors.He has been a leader in the Boy Scouts of America for over 10 years and is also involved with Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Palm Beach County’s largest no-kill dog rescue. He graduated from the Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2015, served on its Board of Governors, and is currently Program Chair of Leadership GROW, its youth leadership program.Most recently, Stephens was elected as a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for Child Counseling in Palm Beach County, working with mental health professional involved in law proceedings and helping fight childhood adversity and trauma.
“Eddie’s charitable work is all done with a sense of quiet joy and selflessness. It’s not done for the recognition and accolades. As a leader, Eddie is truly invested in our community, the people who make up our community, and making it a better place to live. That’s true leadership,” stated Renée Layman, CEO, Center for Child Counseling, Inc.
Stephens, along with additional LEA award recipients Senator Bobby Powell, Jr. (Public Sector category), Owen O’Neil (Non-Profit Sector category), and Eric Hopkins (President’s Award), will be honored at the LPBC Leadership Celebration on June 7, 2018 at the Palm Beach Convention Center.For more information on this event, visit leadershippbc.org/celebration.
About Ward Damon
Ward Damon, PL is an AV-rated, multi-disciplined law firm serving the legal needs of its clients and community since 1987.Ward Damon represents businesses and individuals through legal counseling, transactional work and litigation in federal and state courts. The firm has offices in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Jupiter and Stuart. For more information, visit www.warddamon.com or call 561.842.3000.