The Law Office of Patricia R. Stout
5167 Pratt Street, Covington, Georgia 30014

Our Staff

Patricia R. Stout 
Patricia R. Stout is a graduate of the class of 1982 of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.  After graduating from the University of Florida and becoming a member of the Florida Bar, Ms. Stout entered active duty in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps (JAGC).  During her seven years as a JAGC Officer, Captain Stout was a Trial Defense Service Attorney in the 1st Calvary Division at Fort Hood, Texas.  She also headed up the Third Corp. Headquarters Legal Assistance Office.  Following her tour at Fort Hood, Texas, Captain Stout moved to Atlanta, Georgia to be the Staff Judge Advocate for the 2nd Recruiting Brigade at Fort Gillem, Georgia where she was the primary staff attorney fro a Brigade that covered eight states and Puerto Rico.  After her tour with the 2nd Recruiting Bde, Captain Stout was reassigned to the Headquarters JAGC, Fort McPherson where she was the Chief of Legal Assistance for eighteen months.  As the Chief of Administrative Law Major Stout was the primary legal advisor to the Headquarters Command and Commanding General of Fort McPherson for garrison legal issues.  Ms. Stout left the Army in 1989 for a position with the United States Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Georgia (USAO, NDGA).  As an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Stout represented federal agencies in the Northern District of Georgia in areas of discrimination, real estate, tort, medical malpractice, social security claims, employment law and environmental law.  During her time with the USAO, NDGA, Ms. Stout taught numerous CLE courses on issues of employment law and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  Ms. Stout was selected by the Department of Justice to be an Assistant Director at the Department of Justice's National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina where her duties included teaching courses in trial advocacy, Alternative Dispute Resolution and employment law to other Assistant United States Attorneys.  Ms. Stout was also detailed to the Attorney General's Office in Washington, D.C. to assist in creating the Justice Department's Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution.  Ms. Stout's duties included the mission of training Assistant United States Attorneys in ADR and assisting in drafting the Department's ADR procedures.

After 15 years of federal service which included substantial travel and relocations, Ms. Stout decided she wanted to settle in a smaller community to practice law.  Ms. Stout left the United States Attorney's Office in 2003 to open her law office in Covington Georgia where she handles Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Contracts, Family Law, Divorces, Elder Law and Civil Litigation.

Ms. Stout may be reached via email at:

Gloria Walker

Gloria Walker is a retired U.S.  Army Reserve Sergeant Major who spent the majority of her 25 years of  service in the Judge Advocate General Corps (JAGC), retiring as a Senior Paralegal/Court Reporter.  While serving in the U.S. Army Reserve, Gloria worked for the U.S. Department of Defense at Fort McPherson , Georgia as a Legal Assistant.  She later accepted a position at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta where she worked as a Criminal and Civil Paralegal until she retired in 2006 with 31 years of service with the Federal Government. Gloria has an extensive background in community service and outreach programs.  She has a BS degree in Criminal Justice from St. Leo University – Atlanta Campus, and an MA degree in Education from Central Michigan University – Atlanta Campus.  Gloria joined our staff as a Paralegal specializing in bankruptcy in October of 2008.

 Gloria is a native of Florida and proudly dons her Orange and Blue during football season in support of the Florida Gators.  She is affectionately recognized as “Gator Girl.”

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Toya Velez
Office Manager/Real Estate Specialist

Toya Velez has an extensive background as a Real Estate closing coordinator and began her real estate career with Ms. Stout in Loganville nearly a decade ago. Toya later worked for some of the largest foreclosure, REO asset management companies in the S.E. ( McCalla Raymer , US Land Title and Chrisley Asset Management) but learned that “the files were just numbers and we never had the opportunity to give the client any real, caring customer service”. So, she returned to her former position with Ms.Stout and is enjoying the knowledge that her work is having a direct and positive impact on their clients’ lives. In her free time, Toya enjoys a variety of activities with her son, husband and her large extended family.

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