Thursday, August 1, 2013
|AAG of the Year Award Recipient|
Deputy Attorney General Key selected one assistant attorney general from each of the state’s nine child support regions, along with an assistant attorney general from the main office in Austin. Honorees are chosen based on recommendations from their peers and supervisors, with a particular focus on employees who are willing to go beyond their normal duties to serve Texas children. Each recipient demonstrates a desire to serve Texas families, help their colleagues and enhance the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.
Stephens joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2008 as an assistant attorney general. In 2011, he was promoted to special litigator for the El Paso region. As special litigator, Stephens represents the State of Texas in the region’s more complex child support cases, such as when a noncustodial parent files for bankruptcy.
Stephens, a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, was chosen to be the region’s Assistant Attorney General of the Year because he is a detail-oriented team player, who is always willing to share his knowledge. Since becoming the special litigator, he has developed the position and expanded the scope to aid the entire region.
It is a pleasure to work with Mr. Stephens, said Senior Regional Attorney Debra Morgan. He is very much a team player and is always willing to help with dockets or sign pleadings. He also makes it known when he sees a practice he questions. When given an assignment, he factually presents the issues and possible solutions in great detail.
The Attorney General’s Child Support Division offers an array of services to help families, including locating absent parents; establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents; establishing, enforcing, and modifying child and medical support orders; and collecting and distributing child support payments.
For more information about the Office of the Attorney General and the child support services it offers, call (800) 252-8014 or visit the agency’s website at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.