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Amy M. Stewart

Posted on Sep 6, 2017 by in 2017 |

Partner at Stewart Bradbury

Practice Areas
• Commercial Litigation
• Product Liability Defense
• Labor Arbitrations
• Employment Litigation
• ERISA Litigation

• Insurance Bad Faith
• Premise Liability Defense
• Mediation/ADR

Practice Emphasis
She gets it. When you work with Amy, you will understand why.

Amy has expertise in dealing with contract, business torts, breaches of fiduciary duty, products liability, employment, labor, and defending personal injury matters. In addition to her civil trial experience, Amy is a certified Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and has presided over commercial, construction, and employment matters.

What sets Amy apart from other trial attorneys are the skills she garnered from her experiences in the athletic world. As a former Division I collegiate athlete and coach, Amy brings a dignified and measured aggressiveness and competitive nature to her legal practice. Clients want her leading and representing their interests as their outside legal counsel. Opposing counsel respect her legal acumen and her tenaciousness. As another client put it, “She is a force to be reckoned with.” As an arbitrator, she is selected because of her patience, impartiality, understanding, flexibility, and she is a good listener.

Amy is frequently asked to speak at local, state, and national legal and non-legal conferences on a number of subjects. In 2018, she will be the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation Annual Conference. Recently, she authored a chapter entitled “Be Your on Advocate By Negotiating Fair Compensation” in the book Her Story: Lessons in Success From Lawyers Who Live It.

In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband, Big 12 Senior Associate Commissioner Ed Stewart, and their daughter. Amy is an avid fan of SoulCycle, cooking, painting, and watching her daughter play club volleyball.

Some of Amy’s successful actions in this area are listed below.

• Represented international manufacturer in MDL product liability lawsuit.
• Represented insurer in an ERISA matter which was successfully resolved on summary judgment.
• Represents international food service provider in employment related arbitrations across the country.
• Defended major retailer in premise liability and negligence matter which was successfully resolved through mediation.
• Defended national manufacturer in multi-million dollar property damage and personal injury lawsuit in Virginia.
• Defended international chemical manufacturer in multi-million dollar property damage and personal injury lawsuits in Minnesota and South Carolina.
• Represented international chemical manufacturer in a fiduciary duty and negligence action against former legal counsel.
• Represented national window manufacturer against property damage and personal injury claims.
• Represents national retailers in premise liability and negligence actions.
• Represents insurers and insureds against personal injury lawsuits.
• Represented regional bank in lawsuit arising from fraud and breach of fiduciary duty related claims from flood damage insurance coverage to real property.
• Represented international manufacturer of truck tractor engines in several wrongful death actions in federal and state courts across Texas.
• Represented various financial institutions in wrongful foreclosure and breach of promissory note actions. Most matters were resolved via motions for summary judgment or alternative dispute resolution.
• Represented Fortune 500 food industry clients in cases involving claims of sexual harassment, race, national origin, and disability discrimination with successful outcomes.

J. D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2006
• Law Review, Associate Editor, 2005-06

Judicial Extern for Honorable Johnnie B. Rawlinson, United States District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2005
B. A., Speech Communication, Wake Forest University, 1994
• Team Captain, Women’s Basketball Team, 1994
• Academic All American, Black Collegian Magazine, 1994

• State Bar of Texas
• U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
• U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
• U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
• U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Affiliations & Professional Achievements
• Co-Chair, ABA Section of Litigation Section Annual Conference (2018)
• Co-Chair and Speaker, ABA Employment and Labor Relations Regional Meeting (2017)
• The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (2015- Present)
• Texas Monthly Top Attorneys in Texas (2015, 2016)
• Super Lawyers (2015, 2016, 2017)
• Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014 – 2015)
• Member, Class of Leadership America, the longest running national women’s leadership development program in the U.S. (2014)
• Co-Chair, ABA’s Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee (2010 – 2014)
• ABA Section of Litigation, Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for the Business Torts Committee Award Recipient (2012)
• Council Member, State Bar of Texas Litigation Council (2012 – Present)
• Contributing Editor, Texas Business Litigation Journal (2009 – Present)
• State Bar of Texas 30th Annual Litigation Update, Business and Commercial Law (2014)

Community Activities
• Participant, Bridging the Gap Food Program, Fellowship Bible Church (2012- Present)
• Panelist, Celebrating Our Freedoms: Civil Rights and Civic Responsibilities, Dallas Independent School District (2011)
• Co-coordinator, ABA Section of Litigation, Woman Advocate Expo which collected and donated apparel to the Dress for Success Charity that empowers low income women who are struggling to secure and retain employment (2011)
Publications and Presentations
• Her Story, Lessons in Success from Lawyers Who Live It, Be Your Own Advocate by Negotiating Fair Compensation
• Panelist, Lean In For Lawyers, ABA Section of Litigation Annual Convention (2014)
• Co-author and Presenter, Business and Commercial Law Update, State Bar of Texas Section of Litigation, 30th Annual Litigation Update Institute (2014)
• Author, Fifth Circuit Makes Erie Guess on New Anti-SLAPP Statute’s Commercial Speech Exemption, ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Developments (2014)
• Moderator, Why Diversity Matters in Rainmaking, ABA Section of Litigation Annual Convention (2013)
• Panelist, When Can a Breach of Contract Be a Tort and What is the Difference? ABA Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar (2012)
• Author, Standard Merger Clause Does Not Preclude Misrepresentation, ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Developments (2012)
• Author, Expert Case Law Review, Texas Business Litigation Journal, (2009-present)
• Author, Texas Court of Appeals Holds that a Former Employer’s Accusations that Employee Stole Trade Secrets is Defamatory Per Se, ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Developments (2012)
• Author, Texas Court of Appeals Refuses to Extend Architect’s Contractual Duty to Protect Third Parties, ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Development (2011)
• Author, Fifth Circuit Looks at Claims Handling v. Procurement, ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Development (2012)
• Author and Presenter, Can I Get a Witness? An Overview of Practical Tips, Pitfalls, and Preparation for Corporate Representative Depositions under Rule 30(b)(6) (2015)
• Author and Presenter: Dealing with Difficult Witnesses: Yours and Theirs (2015)