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Hi, I’m Brad Stewart, the founder of Stewart Law Firm, P.A. I am honored that you are considering me to represent you. I assure you that I take your trust and confidence seriously, and I do my best to get the best possible outcome for my clients.
I haven’t always been a lawyer. I started out my working life as an insurance adjuster. I later worked for a large, self-insured trucking company that handled its insurance claims in-house and actually owned its own insurance company that handled insurance for other truckers. I learned a lot about insurance and handling insurance claims. In those days, we were taught to treat other’s insurance claims like we would want our own claim handled. We were told to pay claims that were owed and to pay them quickly. It was just that simple.
Over time, I saw the insurance industry changing. Insurance companies started laying off their experienced employees and hiring inexperienced people who would work for less. Then, the insurers started lowballing claims, using claim denials and claim delays to give the appearance of greater profits so stockholders could receive dividends and executives could get big paychecks. Sadly, these business practices filtered their way into my company. So, at age 37, I decided to go to law school so I could help others fight back against the insurers and get what they deserved to be paid.
It was at my last law firm that I made the decision to start my own firm. I was working for a very large firm that advertised heavily. The firm said all the right things on television about how clients should be treated, but in reality, everything was focused on increasing the law firm’s fees. I saw cases going to trial where reasonable settlement offers were made just so lawyers could meet their trial quotas or gamble with a client’s future at the chance of getting a big fee.
The Florida Bar
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
J.D. - Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, 2005
B.A. - Warner University
Bachelor of Arts – Organizational Management
Minor – Finance