For more than twenty years, Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. has been representing clients from Melbourne, Cocoa, and other Central Florida communities in personal injury cases. Our caring legal team, led by attorney Stephen G. Charpentier, provides victims the quality services they deserve to help them obtain compensation for the losses and expenses they have suffered due to someone else’s negligence. The legal system can be frustrating to navigate on your own—let the experienced staff of Charpentier Law Firm guide you through it! Click on the email address of one of the knowledgeable members of our staff members to ask a question about your case or to schedule a free consultation.
Video: Joanna Stevens – Central Florida
Joanna Stevens has been working at our Central Florida personal injury law firm, Charpentier Law Firm, P.A. for more than 8 years. She works primarily on physical injury cases with Brevard County clients.
Joanna E. Stevens
Paralegal Case Manager
Joanna E. Stevens graduated from the University of Georgia in 1993 with a degree in Finance and Banking. After graduation, Joanna was recruited by a national insurance company as a property and casualty insurance adjuster. Within the year, she was enlisted to assist in the set-up and development of the company’s Florida Regional Claims Office. Due to Joanna’s ambitious nature, expertise and dedication to the rules and regulations governing insurance in the State of Florida, and ability to work well with others, she was sought to assist in the evolution and emergence of the company’s training program for Florida adjusters. Shortly thereafter, Joanna was promoted to claims supervisor, in which capacity she managed a team of adjusters focused intensively on handling various types of bodily injury claims involving permanent and debilitating bodily injury, permanent disfigurement and scarring, and, in the most unspeakable and unfortunate cases, death. Joanna served as mentor to and trained many new adjusters, many of whom in turn were promoted to senior positions. As the years passed, Joanna received a promotion to internal operations supervisor, which carried with it the responsibility for managing the regional operations’ support staff. Shortly thereafter, in an effort to broaden her knowledge of the industry, Joanna joined the marketing and underwriting department.
Joanna’s involvement in handling a variety of complex claims with several departments in the insurance field allows her to bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table which we, in turn, are thankful to be able to pass on to our clients. Joanna joined our firm as paralegal case manager in April 2001. Joanna is dedicated to providing our clients with the professional attention they deserve.
Chris Vaupel was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Los Angeles, California, where she married her husband, Rick, and started a family. Chris’ family then moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico, where they lived for nine years. During their stay in Las Cruces, Chris raised her two girls and kept busy by volunteering in her community. She was a member of the Las Cruces Planning and Zoning Commission and became a leader and trainer in the Girl Scouts of America. Her family then moved to Melbourne, Florida, where she volunteered over 1,000 hours at Longleaf Elementary, Johnson Middle School, and Eau Gallie High School. She also managed her daughters’ MEGU soccer team for five years. Chris continued her work with the Girl Scouts and retired from her trainer position after ten years of service. Her daughters, Natalie and Nicole, attend Viera High School and the University of Florida, respectively.
In 2005, Chris enrolled in the paralegal program at Brevard Community College and graduated with an Associate of Science degree in Paralegal Studies in 2007. Shortly before graduation, Chris began her position with the Charpentier Law Firm. Since joining the Charpentier Law Firm, Chris has assisted the attorneys with personal injury cases in Central Florida involving motor vehicle crashes. If a case does not settle, Chris assists the attorneys in filing suit and preparing for trial. She works closely with our clients to provide them with personal guidance throughout a process that is usually foreign and often overwhelming to them.
Lora A. Crumbly was born in Lake Wales, Florida in 1968. She is a native Floridian and a lifelong resident of Brevard County, Florida. Lora attended area schools and graduated from Cocoa High School in 1986. After graduating from high school, Lora enjoyed a lengthy tenure as a deputy clerk for the Brevard County Clerk of the Court and went on to work as a legal assistant for a local law office in 1993. While working full-time as a legal assistant, Lora continued her education through Brevard Community College and earned an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies in 2000. She enrolled in the University of Central Florida (UCF) and in 2004 earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She continued working in the legal field and joined Charpentier Law Firm, P.A., as a legal secretary and administrative assistant in 2008. With more than twenty years of experience in the legal arena, Lora is able to provide invaluable assistance to clients in the preparation, handling, and litigating of personal injury claims. Lora enjoys spending her time off with her young daughter and also enjoys reading, movies, shows, music, crafts, art, and the beach.
Stephen G. Charpentier
Attorney at Law
Committed to providing exceptional legal representation to his clients from Melbourne, Titusville, and surrounding communities, Stephen G. Charpentier has spent his thirty-year career helping victims recoup the losses and expenses they have incurred from the negligence of another party. An experienced personal injury attorney, Steve has been instrumental in obtaining damages from powerful insurance companies on behalf of his clients. A member of several prestigious legal organizations, Steve has earned accolades from his peers for his legal expertise and dedication to the community.
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With locations in Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa, the Charpentier Law Firm has provided victims in Central Florida with exceptional legal representation and assistance in personal injury cases for over 20 years. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a review your case.