Stepp Law Group, Monroe NC





Our Story

Donna B. Stepp is the owner and lead attorney of Stepp Law Group PLLC. Jordan M. Griffin is Stepp Law Group's associate attorney. The Stepp Law Group family was born in  1998 when owner, Donna Stepp, began her first law firm. Although the firm has undergone location changes and name changes throughout the years, the core family of Stepp Law Group, PLLC has remained, and remains committed to serving you and your family. Together, Donna and Jordan's passion and expertise in the Family Law area has served thousands in the Union County, Mecklenburg County, and Stanley County, North Carolina areas. The Stepp Law Group family brings an abundance of experience in the Family Law practice area, and each member of our firm is trained to assist you with all aspects of your case. 

Stepp Law Group, PLLC is a boutique law firm located in downtown Monroe, North Carolina. When change comes knocking at your family's door, our family is here to answer. We serve Union County and the surrounding area in a variety of legal matters, including all areas of family law (Divorce, Separation Agreements, Child Custody, Child Support, Prenuptial Agreements, Post-nuptial Agreements, Equitable Distribution, Post Separation Support, Alimony, Mediation, Enforcement of Court Orders, Annulments, Domestic Violence, Name Changes, Visitation, Guardianship, Paternity, Adoptions, Modification of Court Orders, etc.). We also handle minor traffic violations and some Wills, Living Wills, and Power of Attorney documents.

As a boutique law firm with two attorneys and other additional support staff members, our firm is primed to give you the attention that you need and deserve when going through the trying time of a Family Law matter. Each client has a lead attorney and staff members assigned to their case. In addition, both attorneys in our office are well versed on the ins and outs of each case in the firm, which provides a collaborative process aimed at bringing you success throughout your legal matters. We pride ourselves on our communication, making sure to maintain a constant and consistent line of contact with each client so that a question never goes unanswered. By being selective with our staff, we avoid the pitfalls of larger firms, and are able to have a close working relationship with every client. If you are looking for a firm with an abundance of experience, that puts a focus on being accessible to clients at all times, then Stepp Law Group is the place for you. 

Our Mission

The mission of Stepp Law Group, PLLC, is to be a leader in the area of Family Law and to serve as the standard of excellence in our field. With over two decades of legal experience, we seek to fulfill our Mission every day by:

Representing our clients fiercely, zealously, and knowledgeably

Responding to our clients expeditiously and empathetically, and

Respecting our clients through honesty and compassion

Our Services

We serve Union County, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and surrounding areas, and represent clients from all walks of life by using a results-oriented approach. Our attorneys have extensive experience, are highly skilled litigators and negotiators, and are extremely knowledgeable in all area of Family Law.


Our Record

Both Donna Stepp and Jordan Griffin are recognized and respected for their experience, approach, and success in securing favorable outcomes for their clients, and have received countless accolades from their clients for their outstanding advocacy.

Client Reviews:

“I would highly recommend Donna Stepp For representation in matters of Family Law. In working with many attorneys and other professionals over the years in my own business, it is clear that Ms. Stepp is in a class of her own. She is a true professional with tremendous expertise and knowledge in Family Law, and her rigorous efforts in handling my case were remarkable. She is extremely honest and sets expectations accordingly, which is extremely important when hiring an attorney. She is thorough and her attention to detail and ability to think outside the box is very impressive. I feel very strongly that hiring Donna Stepp was one of the best decisions I have ever made at a time in my life when it was most important. She literally saved my life and I will be forever grateful!”

“The process of separation was a very emotional and difficult thing for me, so having someone like Jordan who helped me every step of the way was a tremendous help. She was very professional and caring. Having her on my case definitely eased some of the stress. I highly recommend her.”

“As a seasoned trial lawyer, I needed help when my ex-wife (a former trial lawyer) filed for divorce. Although Donna Stepp came highly recommended, she far exceeded my lofty expectations. Donna's advice was clear, direct, and extremely valuable. She is analytic, efficient, and responsive. Her courtroom style was among the best I've ever seen. She's far more homework than histrionics. The judges respect her knowledge, skill, integrity, demeanor, and professionalism. She treats all people well, which is really important in the long run. Each member of Donna's staff reflects these wonderful qualities. The Stepp Law Group is a class organization. I will be forever grateful to each one of them! Following their advice saved me a lot of money and, more importantly, helped me preserve my relationships with my kids through along and painful process.”

"My husband and I are so thankful for Jordan she did an impeccable job representing us as we fought for visitation with our grandchildren. Jordan’s knowledge of the law in addition to her compassion made her the perfect fit for us. Jordan truly invested herself in our case; explaining every detail, taking our calls and returning our emails. Hiring Jordan ended in success; we now have our grandchildren every other weekend in addition to holiday and summer vacations."

“I found myself in need of a family law attorney to help with my divorce that involved alimony, equitable distribution, child support, and child custody matters. I conducted a thorough search, received a dozen referrals from friends and colleagues and interviewed a half dozen attorneys. The choice was clear, Donna Stepp and her team were going to represent me. Looking back, it was the best decision I made. At the end of the day, no matter the facts and circumstances involved in your case, the advice you receive and the relationships your attorney has with the court is what matters most. Donna’s ability to tell it to me straight, to use her many years of wisdom and experience both inside and outside of the courtroom made a positive impact on the final results of my case, particularly financially. The value I received was undeniably in my favor.”

“The [legal] process was a very emotional and difficult thing for me, so having someone like Jordan who helped me every step of the way was a tremendous help. She was very professional and caring. Having her on my case definitely eased some of the stress. I highly recommend her.”

“I found myself in one of the most difficult positions a woman can find herself in. Fighting for her child and making sure that they would always be in the best position. Going through a divorce and custody is not an easy task, but thankfully Jordan was there every step of the way. She made sure that my son and I got exactly what we deserved to live a good life together. She was very good at communicating with me about my rights and was sympathetic at the same time. It was very appreciated during a really hard time.”

"I loved the dedication and care that every single staff member at Stepp Law Group gave me. I felt like a true victim at first. Not only was everyone very professional legally, but I also received welcome emotional support! The ladies of Stepp Law Group became my family for the most difficult, troublesome, and painful 16 months of my life. I feel incredible and empowered after working with them all! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"

"I can't tell you enough good things about Donna and her staff. They were attentive, efficient, and through in absolutely EVERYTHING throughout my case. I have and will ALWAYS recommend Stepp Law Group to anyone needing their services. Having to go through such a terrible divorce, Donna and her staff did everything possible to make the legal stuff as painless as possible."

"Donna advocated tirelessly for us over a year and a half long custody case. From our very first meeting with her we felt confident in her ability to handle our case and expertly advise us along the way. We greatly appreciated her mindful and considerate approach to the use of our retainer and subsequent monetary investment in the case. Donna is truly a superior family law attorney who is supported by an outstanding staff. The Stepp Law Group is incomparable in their knowledge, responsiveness, service, and dedication to best representing their clients."

"Ms. Griffin was outstanding, professional, and incredibly thorough in winning every part of my divorce and custody case. She is very strong in her knowledge of the law, procedures, rights of her client, expectation of judges, and all the strategies that produce an excellent outcome. She is smart, tough, caring, and considerate all at the same time- which is why she is so good at her job. I promise you want to be on her side in a legal fight, not against her. I also appreciated Ms. Griffin's timely communication to keep me informed during every part of the legal process. Ms. Griffin and Stepp Law Group are not cheap, but you get what you pay for- and I'd choose her again and refer good people to her."

"Ms. Stepp came recommended to me by another law firm and has lived up to her reputation as being great for standing up for people's rights!"

"Before retaining Jordan as my attorney, I felt helpless. The judge I had was not fair. She represented me and helped me through a tough child custody case that I know for sure would have ended with me being found guilty and my son continuing to be neglected by the opposing party. Without her, all of the bogus contempt charges filed against me by the father would have stuck, only because the judge would not hear “me” and anything I had to say. She also represented me for Child Support and went over and above to make sure that the judge had all information that was not being disclosed by the father. Jordan is well respected, easy to speak with, cares, and will go over and above to make sure that you receive the absolute best representation in court."

"Donna Stepp has been our family attorney for many years. She is very professional but is also very compassionate with her clients. She discussed my case with me in depth and has always answered my questions honestly. Ms. Stepp has never sugar coated her words, instead she explained the law and how it applied to my particular situation. She has the upmost integrity in and out of the courtroom. Donna Stepp has represented our family many times concerning child custody. We never left the courtroom disappointed with Ms. Stepp. She was confident, caring, and and most of all respectful of all involved... Donna's clients/children involved are her priority. Ms. Stepp's staff is very professional, courteous and dedicated as well. Phone calls are always returned and questions answered. Donna's legal service is invaluable to my family, the public, and our community. Donna Stepp is a legal jewel and very much appreciated and recognized for her dedication and hard work."

"Ms. Griffin was extremely professional while working on my case. Her thoroughness, promptness, and overall character made me feel as my case was as important to her as it was to me. I would highly recommend anyone to use Stepp Law Group. I was completely satisfied with Ms. Griffin and all interactions with the firm."

"Donna B. Stepp's knowledge of the law saved my son and I. Her quick action and support of her staff won my case and gave me my life back. With her you are not just a number."

"My wife and I retained Jordan to assist in securing visitation for our grandchildren. Our ex-daughter in law was attempting to use criminal charges against our son as a basis for not allowing he, nor my wife and I, to have any contact with the children. Jordan was instrumental in achieving a court decision allowing the children back in our home, and to see their dad as well. I highly recommend Jordan for any custody type dispute."

"Donna and her staff always treated my case as if it was as personal to them as it was for me. She was able to give me advice on what to expect and how the process would work. From start to finish it always seemed as if she was preparing for what was next before it would happen (court and ex's reactions)...She would lay out all the options, pros and cons, and wait for my feedback. She was very helpful guiding me through the tough decisions...She laid out the good, the bad and the ugly instead of just sugar coating things and giving false hope...I will recommend her to anyone and everyone I encounter that needs help like we did. My children and I will forever be grateful for the gift she provided us."

"Jordan has been extremely knowledgeable, helpful and trustworthy throughout the most difficult time of my life. She is always easy to reach and keeps me updated on information regarding my case. Fighting for custody of your child is unbearably painful but I know I can count on Jordan to represent me with class and grace. These are immeasurable qualities that I am forever grateful for."

"Donna Stepp is professional and experienced. Hiring her for the child custody matters was the most peace of mind you can get in such a high anxiety situation. She is mindful of the personal nature of the situation while remaining a dependable professional who intimately knows how the courts work. I know I do not have the clarity to express how much I valued her throughout our ordeal. She is well worth the investment..."

"When I met Jordan for the first time, she was attentive, professional, and understanding of my situation. She asked questions that brought out relevant information and was kind and considerate of my questions and concerns regarding my divorce. She listened to me and helped me understand what I was trying to accomplish, counseled me when I was thinking incorrectly, and helped me to a good resolution that was in my best interests while also being considerate of my wife who I'm trying to maintain good relations with. She contacted me when necessary and we had a good client/counselor relationship that gave me positive feeling in dealing with her. She is highly recommended and I have already given her contact information to one of my friends."

"Donna is a knowledgeable attorney who is personable and approachable, which is not always the case with many attorneys. She listened to my concerns and understood that emotions are high in domestic cases and she provided reassurance and calmness throughout my case. She was always prepared and was thinking ahead during each stage of my case. Donna commands attention in the courtroom and is respected for her professionalism. There are not too many attorney's that I would have positive comments [for], but Donna Stepp and her staff truly deserve a strong review."

"Jordan is a caring, professional attorney. She had been wonderful answering questions, giving advice and getting things done. She is very easy to contact and quick with responses to email or calls. Although there's a ways to go with the situation we are in, I'm confident that we hired the best attorney for the job. Our Grandchildren are safe, stable and happy. I'm very grateful for all she has done and how caring she has been about the situation."

"Donna Stepp helped us save our great-granddaughter from a dangerous situation. She saw us through all of the hard things that we had to do to protect that innocent child. Her law firm handled the adoption for us, and we are forever grateful because we know they helped us save this little girl's life."

“No words can express my gratitude for all the work and effort put into my case. I finally have my life back and want to thank you all for your energy and guidance throughout the process.”



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