Stacey Canaday grew up in Beaufort, SC and, after obtaining her degree in English from Lander University in 1997 and her Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University in 2000, she returned to her hometown to practice law in 2000. After practicing general civil law for a little more than a year, she joined Tupper, Grimsley & Dean, P.A. as an associate. She is now a shareholder in the firm, and practices primarily in the area of insurance defense litigation, to include construction defect and personal injury defense. She is admitted to all South Carolina State Courts and the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. Stacey holds an AV rating, the highest possible rating, from Martindale-Hubbell ®, a professional legal organization.
As a practicing lawyer, Stacey has been active in both the Beaufort County Young Lawyer’s Association, as well as the Beaufort County Bar Association, having previously served as Secretary (2013), Treasurer (2014), and currently serving as Vice President. She is also a member of the South Carolina Bar Association, the Construction Law Section of the South Carolina Bar Association, the South Carolina Defense Trial Lawyers Association, the South Carolina Women Lawyer Association, and the Defense Research Institute.
Outside of practicing law, Stacey also is heavily involved in her community. She was selected as a member of the 2007 Leadership Beaufort Class, which is a year-long program designed to educate participants about Beaufort’s local government and economy, and to encourage participation in local civic activities. Stacey has also been a volunteer for the all-volunteer run Beaufort Water Festival for over ten years, serving as a Coordinator for the past three years. Additionally, Stacey serves as a board member of the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA) (2012-present), Friends of Caroline Hospice (2015), and is a former board member of the Wardle Family YMCA (2010-13).