Florida Bar Past President John M. Stewart Joins GrayRobinson

August 31, 2021

Stewart to Enhance GrayRobinson’s Trusts and Estates Litigation Capabilities

Melbourne, Fla. – GrayRobinson today announced John Stewart, past president of The Florida Bar, brings his statewide estate litigation practice to the Melbourne office.

"We are incredibly excited to welcome John, an experienced litigator and respected industry leader, to GrayRobinson," said the firm’s President and CEO Dean Cannon. "John’s strong leadership within The Florida Bar, coupled with his strong connections from the Florida Panhandle to the Keys, will further enhance our client service capabilities."

Stewart brings more than 24 years of experience practicing in the areas of alternative dispute resolution and civil and commercial litigation, specifically focusing on trust and estate, as well as real estate and contract disputes. He is well-equipped to provide clients with the counsel and resources necessary to lead them through challenging times. Stewart is an experienced mediator and is a Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator.

"As I transition out of my role with The Florida Bar, I am eager to shift my focus back to my practice with a firm I respect and admire," said Stewart. "GrayRobinson has an expansive footprint, allowing me to renew my focus statewide and better serve my clients."

Throughout his career and preceding his tenure as Florida Bar president, Stewart has served in a multitude of leadership roles, including president of the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, the Executive Committee of The Florida Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, and on The Florida Bar’s Special Commission on Gender Bias and Diversity in the Profession. He currently chairs The Florida Bar’s Special Committee to Improve the Delivery of Legal Services, serves on the Supreme Court of Florida’s Florida Courts Technology Commission, and serves on the Executive Committee of the National Conference of Bar Presidents. Stewart received The Florida Bar’s President’s Award of Merit, and has been selected to the Fastcase 50, honoring the law’s "smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders." He speaks regularly to industry organizations on technology and the law.

Stewart received his juris doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, and his Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from the College of William and Mary.

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