John M. Stewart Attorney At Law

John M.  Stewart - Attorney at Law


T 321.727.8100
F 321.984.4122
Melbourne 1795 West NASA Boulevard Melbourne, Florida 32901

John focuses his practice on trust and estate litigation, mediation, and arbitration. He collaborates closely with clients, ensuring they are able to make well-informed decisions on how best to achieve their desired outcomes. In addition to trust and estate disputes, John assists clients in resolving real estate and contract disputes. He is a mediator as well as a Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator.

John is a past president of The Florida Bar. In this role, he successfully led the third largest bar in the country through unprecedented times as the Covid-19 pandemic impacted the legal profession. He currently serves on the Supreme Court of Florida’s Florida Courts Technology Commission, the Executive Committee of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, and chairs The Florida Bar’s Special Committee to Improve the Delivery of Legal Services.

  • Areas of Emphasis
    • Estate Litigation
    • Trust Litigation
    • Real Estate Litigation
  • Education
    • College of William and Mary, Public Policy, B.A., 1992
    • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 1997
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. District Courts of Florida, Southern District and Middle District
  • Articles and Publications
    • Guest Editor, The Florida Bar Journal Special Issue on Legal Technology, January 2016
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
      • President, 2019-2020
      • President-Elect, 2018-2019
      • Special Committee to Improve the Delivery of Legal Services, Chair, 2019 – Present
      • Special Committee on Gender Bias and Diversity, 2016- 2018
      • Vision 2016 Technology Subcommittee, Chair, 2013-2016
      • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Executive Committee, 2011-2017
      • 19th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee 2007-2018
      • Board of Governors, 19th Judicial Circuit, 2007-2018
        • Technology Committee, Chair, 2018-2020
        • Program Evaluation Committee, Chair, 2015-2017
        • Communication Committee, Chair, 2014-2015
      • Young Lawyers Division, 1999 - 2007
        • President 2006-2007
        • President-Elect, 2005-2006
      • Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, 19th Judicial Circuit, 1999 - 2005
    • National Conference of Bar Presidents
      • Executive Committee 2020-Present
      • 21st Century Lawyer Committee, Member, 2019-Present
      • Programs Committee, Member, 2019-Present
    • American Bar Association
      • House of Delegates, 2018-Present
    • Florida Supreme Court
      • Florida Courts Technology Commission, 2014-to Present
    • Brevard County Bar Association
    • Indian River County Bar Association
    • Martin County Bar Association
    • St. Lucie County Bar Association
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Florida Trend
      • Most Influential Business Leaders in Law, Florida 500
      • Legal Elite, 2019
    • The Solo and Small Firm Section Judge Walter S. Crumbley Award, 2018
    • Fastcase 50, 2016
    • The Florida Bar’s President’s Award of Merit, 2013
  • Presentations and Seminars
    • "Recognizing and Addressing Common Security Threats in Your Law Firm," Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida’s 2022 Professionalism Conference, April 22, 2022
    • "Attorney Professionalism in a Telecommuting Culture," Moderator, The Florida Bar: City, County, and Local Government Law Section, March 15, 2022
    • "Unified Bars and the Art of the Long View," National Conference of Bar Presidents, February 24, 2022
    • "What Attorneys Need to Know About Florida’s Law Lab," Legal Karma Podcast, August 17, 2021
  • Media Mentions