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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.


Stephanie Gumm focuses her practice on civil and commercial litigation in state and federal courts.  She is a co-founder of Project Ethos, a veteran, and a skilled advocate for her clients.

Stephanie is a member of the firm’s litigation section.  Prior to law school, she served eight years in the United States Army.  After deploying to Iraq as a Signal Officer, Stephanie transitioned to Psychological Operations and deployed to Pakistan, working concurrently for the U.S. Ambassador and U.S. Army Special Operations Command.  Stephanie then trained as a Cultural Support Team leader, later deploying to Afghanistan with Special Forces teams.

Stephanie now litigates matters in both state and federal court for an array of clients.  In recent months, Stephanie worked with the Poyner Spruill team that won the largest jury verdict in the history of the state’s whistleblower law.  At the appellate level, Stephanie recently filed an amicus brief persuading the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to hold in favor of the City of Nashville on a First Amendment issue.

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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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