FOLEY, AL 36535
Phone: 251.979.6641



About Us
Dean D. Stein
Attorney Dean Stein
Dean D. Stein is an attorney with a financial and business background. With an undergraduate degree in Finance, and a Masters Degree in Business, Dean has a firm understanding of business and personal finance issues.   Dean has served as Special Master to the Jefferson County Probate Court on several cases. Dean has also been the Administrator and Executor for several estates.  Dean graduated cum laude from his undergraduate financial degree program, was a constitutional law scholarship recipient, graduated in the top of his law school class as an Honor Graduate and has the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.


Susan F. Harville-Stein
Susan F. Harville-Stein is an attorney with a diverse background.  Susan was the first female investigator for the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, following in her Grandfather’s and Great Grandfather’s footsteps, both having been Sheriff’s in the same county. Susan also has a Masters Degree in Social Work, and is a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW). Susan has handled many cases in probate court and has worked with many incapacitated persons in her career as a social worker and attorney and has a natural inclination and desire to help people. Susan graduated Valedictorian of her High School Class, graduated from the University of Alabama on a Presidential Scholarship, graduated Magna Cum Laude from her Bachelors program, and graduated in the top of her law school class as an Honor Graduate.

Susan is currently on physical disability and holds a Special Membership with the Alabama Bar.

Alabama State Bar Lawyer’s Creed
To my clients, I offer faithfulness, competence, diligence and good judgment. I will strive to represent you as I would want to be represented and to be worthy of your trust.

To the opposing parties and their counsel, I offer fairness, integrity and civility I will seek reconciliation and, if we fail, I will strive to make our dispute a dignified one.

To the courts, and other tribunals, and to those who assist them, I offer respect, candor and courtesy. I will strive to do honor to the search for justice.

To my colleagues in the practice of law, I offer concern for your welfare. I will strive to make our association a professional friendship.

To the profession, I offer assistance. I will strive to keep our business a profession and our profession a calling in the spirit of public service.

To the public and our systems of justice, I offer service. I will strive to improve the law and our legal system, to make the law and our legal system available to all, and to seek the common good through the representation of my clients.

Alabama State Bar Pledge of Professionalism
I believe that our judicial system binds together the fabric of our democracy. I believe that, in order to maintain our judicial system, lawyers must maintain a high degree of professional courtesy and decorum. I believe that every lawyer has a professional duty to maintain a courteous and collegial atmosphere in the practice of law. I believe that a courteous and collegial atmosphere begins with me.

Therefore, I will
Never knowingly deceive another lawyer
Honor promises and commitments made to another lawyer
Make all reasonable efforts to schedule matters with opposing counsel by agreement
Maintain a cordial and respectful relationship with opposing counsel
Seek sanctions against opposing counsel only where required for the protection of my client and not for mere tactical advantage
Not make unfounded accusations of unethical conduct about opposing counsel
Never intentionally embarrass another lawyer and will avoid personal criticism of another lawyer
Attempt to always be punctual
Seek informal agreement in procedural and preliminary matters
Recognize that advocacy does not include harassment
Recognize that advocacy does not include needless delay
Shake hands with the opposing counsel at the close of adversarial proceedings and will refrain from engaging in any conduct which engenders disrespect for the court, my adversary or the parties
Be ever mindful that any motion, trial, court appearance, deposition, pleading or legal technicality costs someone time and money
Never have ex parte communications with the court
Stand to address the court, be courteous and not engage in recrimination with the court
Dress in proper attire during any court proceeding, whether in the courtroom or chambers, to show proper respect for the court and the law
Not become too closely associated with my client’s activities, or become emotionally involved with my client
Always remember that the purpose of the practice of law is neither an opportunity to make outrageous demands upon vulnerable opponents nor blind resistance to a just claim; being stubbornly litigious for a plaintiff or a defendant is not professional
  This pledge is adapted from the Alabama State Bar Code of Professional Courtesy adopted by the Board of Bar Commissioners on April 10, 1992
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