Stephen Mickelsen

Stephen Mickelsen

Stephen is currently not licensed to practice in South Carolina; however he is licensed in Massachusetts, Alabama and Washington.


Stephen is an experienced trial lawyer and a partner at Mickelsen Dalton. Throughout his career, he has focused his practice on representing crime victims and their families. Stephen has obtained justice in the form of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of drunk driving, gun violence, police misconduct and sexual assault. His cases have taken him all across the country against publicly traded companies, powerful insurance companies, and governments. Stephen is passionate about the causes he takes on and relishes in the chance to fight for his clients.

Stephen is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and is licensed to practice in Massachusetts, Alabama and Washington.

“People call us when they have nowhere else to turn. They are going through the most difficult time of their lives and rely on us to get them answers – to get them and their families justice. No matter how big the insurance company, corporation or government on the other side, we do not back down. We fight until we win.”


Outside his law practice, Stephen is heavily involved in the community and charitable causes. This past year, he joined with local organizations in advocating for the passage of hate crime legislation in South Carolina. He also spoke at the National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance annual conference about legal remedies and resources available for victims of human trafficking.

Representative Matters

  • Filed suit against the largest privately-owned nursing home in America for its failure to report and implement safeguards against the spread of COVID-19 at its facilities.
  • Currently litigating against a large publicly-traded company that refused to adopt measures to prevent violence at their shopping mall, resulting in the death of a young girl.
  • Currently litigating against a large real estate firm from New York and a grocery store chain whose lack of security led to an innocent young man being robbed, shot and killed in their parking lot.
  • Currently litigating against a bar owner in Minnesota who allowed an underage person into the bar with a gun and served him alcohol resulting in an innocent young woman being shot and killed.

Community Involvement

  • Speaker and Legal Panelist at the 2021 National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance conference on human trafficking.
Stephen Mickelsen


  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Alabama
  • Washington

Professional Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association