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Stephanie Gumm

t: 919.783.2819

Stephanie Gumm focuses her practice on civil and commercial litigation in state and federal courts. Stephanie is also the co-founder of Project Ethos—a program designed to support and grow veteran-led businesses.


Before law school, Stephanie served almost nine years as an officer in the United States Army. On the first of three deployments, Stephanie led a team of soldiers providing voice and data capability to U.S. forces on a remote base in Iraq. Upon returning home, Stephanie was recruited to join the Army’s Special Operations Command as a Psychological Operations Officer. After lengthy training, Stephanie deployed to Pakistan to work concurrently for the Army and the United States Ambassador to Pakistan. In preparation for her third deployment, Stephanie was selected and trained for the Army’s first augmentation of the Special Forces’ mission with female soldiers. As an enabler for elite Special Forces teams, Stephanie served in austere locations within Afghanistan. Stephanie’s awards and badges include the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Action Badge, and Parachutist Badge.

Prior to joining Poyner Spruill, Stephanie handled myriad litigation work for high-exposure cases, including investigating complaints for early resolution, recommending courses of action, and arguing to the courts on behalf of her clients. Stephanie’s practice at Poyner Spruill focuses on litigation in state and federal courts. In 2019, Stephanie assisted the team that won the largest jury verdict in the history of the state’s whistleblower law.



Campbell University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude

Campbell University, BA, cum laude

+Professional & Community Activities

North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Pro Bono Attorney Program, Guardian ad Litem Appellate Counsel

+Notable Accomplishments

International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) Amicus Service Award, 2020

Managing Editor, Campbell Law Review

North Carolina Pro Bono Honor Society, 2019

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