Stephanie M. Modica
Location: Clermont, Florida
Tel. No. 352-269-8222
Fax No. 352-432-8699
Stephanie is a native of Clermont, Florida and graduate of South Lake High School. After high school, Stephanie attended the University of Florida (Go Gators!) graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Stephanie then earned her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law where she was a participant in the Honors Program and Assistant editor of the Law Review.
Stephanie began her career as a Judicial Staff Attorney in Lake County for the Honorable Don F. Briggs, Honorable Mark A. Nacke, Honorable Michael G. Takac, and Honorable James Baxley. As Staff Attorney in both Circuit and County Court, Stephanie developed extensive knowledge and experience in a variety of civil and criminal matters and had the unique opportunity to work closely with the Judiciary from within the court system. After her tenure as Staff Attorney, Stephanie was hired as an Assistant Public Defender serving under the Honorable Michael Graves, where she defended hundreds of juvenile, misdemeanor and felony cases. Throughout her career, Stephanie has been involved in a multitude of legal disputes with diverse issues of law and fact including divorces, paternity actions, class actions, complex civil litigation matters, injunctions, and all forms of criminal defense, including post-conviction relief and appellate issues. Stephanie brings her unique experience to Crawford, Modica & Holt. Chartered Attorneys at Law as head of the Criminal and Family Law divisions of the firm.
Stephanie recognizes the importance of giving back to her community and participates in a wide variety of philanthropic pursuits. Stephanie is most proud of serving on the Board of Cornerstone Hospice. She believes her work with Cornerstone is an important way to honor the memory of her late husband, Frank Tricomi, who sadly passed away in 2011 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. In addition to her work with Cornerstone Hospice, Stephanie is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Lake County Bar Association, currently serving as Vice President and a volunteer with the Lake County Teen Court program. Stephanie has also served as a pro bono Guardian ad Litem and Attorney ad Litem for children involved in the dependency system. In her free time, Stephanie loves playing golf with her dad (who ALWAYS beats her), practicing yoga and hanging out with her miniature schnauzer, Barrington, and her coton, Oliver, who are (naturally) the cutest dogs in the whole world!
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Family Law
- Civil Litigation
- Appellate Issues
- Juris Doctor cum laude – 2006, Honor’s Program
- Law Review: Roger Williams University Law Review, Assistant Editor
University of Florida – 2003
- B.A. in political science
Past Employment Positions
- Judicial Staff Attorney for the Honorable Don F. Briggs, 2006 – 2012
- Judicial Staff Attorney for the Honorable Mark A. Nacke, 2006 – 2012
- Judicial Staff Attorney for the Honorable Michael G. Takac, 2006 – 2012
- Assistant Public Defender for the Honorable Michael A. Graves, 2012 – 2014
- Former Partner at Langley, Nagel, Crawford and Modica, 2015-2018
Pro Bono Activities
- Lake County Teen Court Program
- Cornerstone HospiceRichey & Crawford, P.A.
- Lake County Bar Association, Board of Directors
- Langley, Nagel, Crawford & Modica, P.A.
Stephanie is truly a legal giant who is compassionate with her clients, yet lethal in the courtroom. I retained Stephanie for family law matters and she did not disappoint. Great investment and advocate when your family is at stake.- Louis-
Best attorney ever! Stephanie is a no BS attorney, she gives it to you strait and doesn’t beat around the bush. This is only half of why I chose her to represent my case. Stephanie clearly cared about my case and listened to the specifics. Our case lasted over a year and on our last day in court she still remembered everything from the first day she met me. She carefully crafted our entire case around the law and the facts. I can’t even express how grateful I am for the strength and guidance she gave me. Because of her knowledge, compassion, and skill I was able to leave our trial with a better outcome than I anticipated.- Chelsea-
Stephanie recently handled a case for me and was excellent every step of the way, kept us well informed throughout the whole process. She was very knowledgeable of the law and everything in between and ultimately got the case dropped in less than 3 weeks, I would recommend her for anyone in need of an attorney.- Don-
Words cannot describe how valuable Stephanie was during my divorce. She was never more than a phone call away. She exudes professionalism, while keeping her clients best interest at the forefront of all she does. I would recommend her to any and everyone.- Abby-
Stephanie is by far the best attorney money can buy! She is extremely professional. My experience with Stephanie was great, she was great to work with. I would recommend her to everyone!- Leathers-