Stephanie A. Dietz Esq.

Stephanie A. Dietz Esq.

Edgewood, Kentucky

Stephanie A. Dietz represents parties in divorce actions including division of business interests, retirement accounts, and other property as well as child custody issues.  Her experience allows her to handle these cases both inside and outside the courtroom.  Stephanie also handles all forms of adoption cases.

Stephanie is from Versailles, Kentucky, but she has lived in Northern Kentucky since 1991.  She is actively involved in her church, St. Pius X in Edgewood, and active with her children’s activities, including being an assistant coach for the Covington Catholic High School Mock Trial Team.  Stephanie is an avid runner, and lives in Edgewood, Kentucky, with her husband, Jim, who is also a practicing attorney, and their two sons.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce and Dissolution
  • Adoption
  • Paternity and Child Support
  • Custody
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Divorce

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Trained Family Law Mediator
  • Trained in Collaborative Divorce

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 1994
  • Ohio, 1995
  • Indiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 1994


  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
    • B.A. - 1990

Published Works

  • Authors Updates for Baldwin Practice Series on adoptions and termination of parental rights
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution Collaborative Family Law, Kentucky Bench & Bar, March, 2006

Representative Cases

  • Moore v. Asente, 110 S.W.3d 336 (Ky., 2005)
  • Schweikert v. Schweikert, 2006-CA-002472-MR
  • J.M.H. v. Judy G., 2006-CA-000341-ME,
  • Rabe v. Rabe, 2007-CA-001594-ME and


  • Speaker at 2000 Kentucky Bar Association Convention in Covington speaking on high conflict adoptions
  • Authored article on Collaborative Family Law for KBA “Bench & Bar,” May 2006
  • Speaker at Northern Kentucky Bar Association Bankruptcy Seminar, Domestic Law Update, June 2009
  • Speaker, Salmon P. Chase College of Law Alumni Association, “A View from Across the River II: Nuances Between Kentucky and Ohio Practice,” October 2009
  • Author, Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights Chapter in Kentucky Practice Series, 2000-2010
  • Speaker at Access to Justice Foundation Family Law Training, Child Custody Law Update, May 2012
  • Speaker at 2014 Kentucky Bar Association Convention in Covington speaking with Judge Christopher Mehling about pitfalls in family law cases
  • Speaker at Salmon P. Chase College of Law for Judge Gregory Bartlett’s Civil Procedure Class on division of property and maintenance
  • Speaker at multiple Northern Kentucky Bar Association CLE Days on family law topics.
  • Speaker at multiple Northern Kentucky Bar Association Family Law Section seminars

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award, 2000
  • Cincinnati Leading Lawyer 2009-Present
  • 2005 Cincinnati Business Courier’s 40 under 40

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (Member), Family Law Section Member
  • Kentucky Bar Association (Member), Family Law Section Member
  • Northern Kentucky Collaborative Professionals, Inc., Secretary
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Volunteer, Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association (Member), Family Law Section past Chair 2004-2008 and current Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (“CASA”), 1992-1994
  • Campbell County Foster Care Review Board, Member, 1995 -1997
  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law Alumni Board of Directors, 1999 - 2002
  • St. Pius X Catholic Church, Member (VIRTUS trained), Sunday School Teacher 2003-2004
  • Family Court Mediator, Campbell County and Kenton County, 2001-2010
  • St. Pius X School (VIRTUS trained), Coached the Academic Team, 2010 -2012
  • American Inn of Courts, Member 2011-2013
  • Covington Catholic High School, Mock Trail Assistant Coach, 2015-Present
  • Cinderella’s Closet, Immanuel Methodist Church – Volunteer “Fairy Godmother”, 2015 and 2016
  • Northern Kentucky University Collegiate Advisory Board for Eta Chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority
  • University of Kentucky Alumni Association, Member
  • Mary Rose Mission, Florence, Kentucky – Volunteer
  • NaviGo Team Member