Stephanie M.  Marchman - Attorney at Law

720 S.W. 2nd Avenue
Suite 106
Gainesville, Florida 32601


P 352-376-6400
F 352-376-6484
D 352-283-1522

401 East Jackson Street
Suite 2700
Post Office Box 3324 (33601-3324)
Tampa, Florida 33602

P 813-273-5000
F 813-273-5145

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Biography

Stephanie is a shareholder in GrayRobinson’s Gainesville and Tampa offices representing private and public sector employers in the areas of labor and employment law, civil litigation and government law.

Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Stephanie was a Senior Assistant City Attorney with the City Attorney’s Office in Gainesville, Florida. For 11 years, she was a counselor, litigator and transactional lawyer for the City of Gainesville in the areas of labor and employment law, employee benefits, constitutional law, ethics and Sunshine Law. Her work included providing legal advice on workplace investigations and the administration of discipline to any of the City’s 2,000 employees, as well as preparation of employment policies and contracts. Stephanie also represented the City in labor arbitrations, impasse resolution proceedings and state and federal litigation.

Stephanie is a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors, the governing body for Florida’s 100,000+ lawyers, representing the Eighth Judicial Circuit. She has also served as President of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, President of the North Central Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and Chair of The Florida Bar’s Federal Court Practice Committee.

After earning her undergraduate and law degrees with honors from the University of Florida, Stephanie served as law clerk to the Honorable William Terrell Hodges in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

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Background

Stephanie has lived in Gainesville, Florida nearly 20 years. She is married to Brian K. Marchman, Ph.D., Assistant Provost and Director of Distance and Continuing Education at the University of Florida. They are proud parents of two children, Marina and Landon.

Education
  • University of Florida, B.A. political science (with honors, 1999)
  • University of Florida, B.S. finance (with honors, 1999)
    • University of Florida Hall of Fame
    • University of Florida Outstanding Graduating Female Leader
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude, 2004)
    • Center for Governmental Responsibility Public Service Fellow
    • Center on Children and Families Fellow
    • Family Law Certificate
    • Intern to The Honorable Barbara J. Pariente, Supreme Court of Florida
    • Journal of Law and Public Policy
Admissions
  • Florida, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Board of Governors, Eighth Judicial Circuit Representative, 2017 – present
      • Legislation Committee
      • Review Committee on Professional Ethics
      • Board Liaison to City, County and Local Government Section Executive Council
      • Board Liaison to Student Education and Admission to the Bar Committee
      • First District Court of Appeal JNC Screening Committee Chair
      • Florida Supreme Court JNC Screening Committee
      • Succession Planning Committee
    • Constitutional Judiciary Committee, Member, 2016 - 2017
    • Eighth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A”, Chair, 2016
    • Federal Court Practice Committee, Chair, 2015 – 2016
    • Labor and Employment Law Section, Member, 2006 – present
    • City, County and Local Government Law Section, Member, 2006 – present
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
    • President, 2016 – 2017
    • Board Member, 2013 – 2018
    • Leadership Roundtable – The Eighth Judicial Circuit’s Annual Diversity Conference, Chair, 2014 – 2018
  • North Central Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, President, 2008 – 2009  
  • Gerald T. Bennett American Inn of Court, Board Member, 2014 – 2017
  • James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court, Member, 2007 – 2009
  • E-Discovery Working Group, Middle District of Florida, Member, 2009
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Member, 2007 – present
Awards & Recognitions
  • Florida Trend’s “Legal Elite,” Government / Non-Profit Attorney, 2016
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association President’s Award, 2016, 2018
  • City Attorney's Office Employee of the Year, 2014
  • North Central Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
    • Chapter Service Award, 2012
    • Chapter Activity Presidential Citation for “A Toast to Judge Hodges”, 2013
    • Featured Contributor for the Federal Bar Association’s First National Women in the Law Conference, 2014
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend Exceptional Volunteer Service Award, 2001
  • University of Florida Outstanding Graduating Female Leader, 1999
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame, 1999
Civic
  • University of Florida Law Center Association Board of Trustees, 2018 – present
  • Guardian ad Litem Volunteer, 2000 – 2001, 2003 – 2006, 2018 – present
  • Justice Teaching Volunteer, 2006 – present
  • UF Innovate | The Hub Advisory Board, 2018 – present
Presentations & Seminars
  • "What Public Employers Should Do in the Wake of #MeToo," The Florida Bar's 44th Annual Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, October 2018
  • "What Employers Should Do in the Wake of #MeToo," #MeToo Sexual Harassment Avoidance Seminar, July 2018
  • “Conducting Effective Sexual Harassment Investigations in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement,” Gainesville-Alachua County Employment Seminar, June 2018
  • Co-presenter, "Conducting Effective Internal Investigations," GrayRobinson 21st Annual Employment Law Seminar, Orlando, April 2018
  • “Constitutional Revision Commission,” Chiefland Rotary, Alachua League of Women Voters, Ocala Chamber of Commerce, Alachua County Citizens Academy, Spring 2018
  • “Citizen Involvement in The Florida Bar,” Gainesville Rotary, December 2017
  • “Labor Arbitrations from the City’s Perspective,” Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, October 2017
  • “Labor Arbitration Basics,” Florida Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Conference, July 2017
  • “Criminal Background Checks & Second Chances,” Gainesville-Alachua County Employment Seminar, June 2017
  • “Public Employment Law,” The Florida Bar’s Basic Employment Law Seminar, April 2017
  • Panelist, “Careers and Internships in Public Service,” University of Florida, January 2017
  • Panelist, “Women in the Legal Profession,” University of Florida Levin College of Law, October 2016
  • Group Discussion Leader, Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association Professionalism Seminar, February 2016
  • Introduction and/or Moderator, Leadership Roundtable, April 2014, April 2015, March 2016, April 2017, April 2018
  • Panelist, Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association and Josiah T. Walls Bar Association Law & Justice Youth Conference, February 2016 and 2015
  • “Law Practice in Context,” University of Florida Law School Orientation, August 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • “How to Avoid Being Front and Center in a Public Records Lawsuit,” January 2015
  • Introduction, Federal Judicial Roundtable at the Florida Bar Convention, June 2014
  • Panelist, “Public Sectors Careers,” University of Florida Levin College of Law, January 2014
  • Panelist, “Balancing Work and Life,” University of Florida Levin College of Law, October 2013
  • “Hot Topics: Considerations When the City Faces Public Records Litigation,” Florida Municipal Attorneys Association Annual Conference, July 2013
  • Internal Affairs Process Supervisory Training, Gainesville Police Department, October 2011
  • “Firefighters’ & Police Officers’ Bill of Rights,” Florida Municipal Attorneys Association Conference, July 2011
  • “Fair Labor Standards Act,” Gainesville-Alachua County Employment Seminar, October 2010
  • Underage Drinking Ordinance Training, Gainesville Police Department, February 2009
  • Public Records Training for City of Gainesville Employees, April 2009
  • Panhandling Ordinance Training, Gainesville Police Department, June 2007
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