Stacey graduated with honors from Michigan State University where she received a degree in Business Administration. She received her J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. At the University of Connecticut School of Law, Stacey was the Editor-in-Chief and Information Technology Editor for the Connecticut Journal of International Law. She was the recipient of the Honorable James M. Higgins Award and the Joseph Glick Prize for Excellence in International Law.
Stacey practiced for over a decade at one of the country’s top law firms before opening her own firm in Birmingham, Alabama. Stacey has been named Top 40 Under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal, a Rising Star by Alabama SuperLawyers in Entertainment Law (2011-2015) and a Mid-South Rising Star by SuperLaywers (2016-2017), “Best of the Bar” in Entertainment Law by the Birmingham Business Journal, a Top Female Attorney by B-Metro Magazine (2015-2017), and named by Birmingham Magazine as one of “Birmingham’s Top Attorney’s in Entertainment Law (2009, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016). Stacey was the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (Birmingham, Alabama) in 2012.
Stacey has served as a Board Member/Officer for the Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema (The Sidewalk Film Festival) for over ten years and is currently serving as the organization’s President. Stacey also serves on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and is a former board member of Birmingham Festival Theatre.
In 2009, the Alabama State Bar appointed Stacey to be Chair of a Task Force to study the creation of an Entertainment and Sports Law section. In 2010, the Intellectual Property Section expanded to become the Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports Law Section. Stacey chaired the Section in 2012 and 2013 and served as the Editor of the Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports Law Section Newsletter during that time.
In addition to practicing law, Stacey is a screenwriter and producer. In 2008, she won the Grand Prize for Best Screenplay in the Sidewalk Film Festival’s SideWrite competition. Stacey has been invited to participate in the Squaw Valley Writer’s Conference, Stowe Story Labs Narrative Lab and Stowe Story Labs Writer’s Retreat. Stacey wrote and produced THE SIBLING CODE, a comedic short starring Jonathan Lisecki (GAYBY), Amy Okuda (HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER) and veteran comedian Amy Hill (50 FIRST DATES) and was directed by former Sundance Film Festival shorts programmer and How Not To Make A Short Film author, Roberta Marie Munroe. The film screened at the Nantucket Film Festival, BendFilm Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival and many more. Stacey was an Executive Producer on LITTLE SISTER, written and directed by Zach Clark and starring Addison Timlin, Ally Sheedy and Peter Hedges, and named by “The New Yorker” as the best film of 2016. Stacey was also an executive producer on 1985 (starring Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen and Michael Chiklis) and F*CKING PEOPLE (starring Noel Wells, Samira Wiley and Josh Radnor). Stacey lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband and son.