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Partner John Stewart becomes President-Elect of The Florida Bar
“Vero Beach attorney John M. Stewart will become president-elect of The Florida Bar at its Annual Convention June 13-16 in Orlando.
Stewart, who will take the leadership reins in June 2019, will be sworn in at the General Assembly on Friday, June 15, when West Palm Beach attorney Michelle R. Suskauer will be sworn in as president.
Stewart earned a B.A. in public policy from the College of William and Mary in 1992. He then attended the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, where he attained his J.D. in 1997.
A third-generation Florida lawyer, Stewart is a partner at Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L.. In his practice, he focuses on probate, real estate, and contract litigation work.
Stewart serves on the Bar’s Board of Governors, representing the 19th Circuit, and is on the board’s Executive Committee.
Stewart also serves on The Florida Bar’s Special Committee on Gender Bias and Diversity in the Profession as well as the Communications Committee, the Program Evaluation Committee, the Strategic Planning Committee, the Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee, and the Technology Committee, of which he is chair.
In 2014, he was appointed to serve on the Supreme Court of Florida’s Florida Courts Technology Commission, where he has chaired various committees.
In 2016, Stewart was selected to the Fastcase 50 honoring the law’s “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” He was awarded the Florida Bar President’s Award of Merit in 2013 and is a past president of The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division. With almost 106,000 members, The Florida Bar is one of the largest unified bars in the nation. It is charged by the Florida Supreme Court with regulating the practice of law in the state as well as promoting the administration of justice.”
Original article: http://www.floridatrend.com/article/24700/john-m-stewart-to-become-florida-bars-president-elect