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Robert E. Stephens, Jr.
Adjunct Professor

Robert Stephens


Robert E. Stephens, Jr. is an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in a circuit covering Whitley and McCreary Counties of Kentucky.  Robert is a former public defender who has tried criminal cases variously as sole, primary, or secondary chair counsel, for both the prosecution and defense, from misdemeanors to capital murder.  Robert is a graduate of Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands; 1996, Bachelor of Science, Majors in History and Political Science, Minor in Philosophy) and of the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville (1999). Robert and his wife Tonya are striving to rear four spontaneous and talkative children and to figure out what to do with the generous spare time of parenthood.