• Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • General Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation, Toxic Tort and Occupational Exposure Defense
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate

Stephen was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on July 16, 1984. He was an Eagle Scout, attended Our Lady Queen of Heaven School, and graduated from Alfred M. Barbe High School.

Stephen received a Bachelor of Science in General Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the E. J. Ourso School of Business at Louisiana State University in 2006. He received his Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU in 2009; he received a CALI Award for achieving the highest grade in Louisiana Civil Procedure. Stephen was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 2009, and is working in our Business Section.

Stephen is married to Jessica Fontenot Polito, and they have three children. They are members of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting and spending time with friends and family.


Admitted to Bar, 2009, Louisiana. Education: LSU, Bachelor of Science, General Business Administration (summa cum laude) (2006); LSU Law Center (J.D., B.C.L., 2010). Awards: LSU Dean’s List (Fall 2002, Spring 2003); LSU Chancellor’s List (Fall 2003 – Spring 2006); LSU Law Center Chancellor’s List (Spring 2008); CALI Award for Louisiana Civil Procedure. Member: National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Phi Kappa Phi; Beta Gamma Sigma (business fraternity); Louisiana State Bar Association; Southwest Louisiana Bar Association.


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Office Location

  • Lake Charles Office


    One Lakeside Plaza,
    4th Floor,
    Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601