Brad Stewart has 12 years’ litigation and general practice experience with a focus on insurance coverage/insurance claims litigation. Before he was an attorney, Mr. Stewart had a 14-year career in risk management and insurance with an extensive background in transportation-related liability and workers’ compensation claims investigation, settlement, and defense.
Mr. Stewart has experience with multiple state and federal litigation, and has attended trials as corporate representative. He’s handled the investigation, evaluation, and settlement of over 1,000 personal injury claims—litigated and non-litigated. He has also participated in over 200 mediations occurring pre-suit and during various stages of litigation.
- Insurance Claims Litigation
- The Florida Bar
- Federal Court
- Middle District of Florida
- Southern District of Florida
- Northern District of Florida
- Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
- Barry University School of Law - Orlando, Florida Juris Doctor - May 2005
- Barry University Moot Court Board
- 2004 Florida Bar National Tax Law Moot Court Competition Winner – Best Oral Argument
- Member Moot Court Board Research & Writing Committee
- Highest Grade Awards – Evidence; Trial Advocacy; Florida Constitutional Law
- Internship with the Honorable Renee A. Roche, 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida (Business Court)
- Warner Southern College - Lake Wales, Florida
- Bachelor of Arts - Organizational Management (Minor – Finance)
- Omicron Psi National Honor Society – 4.0 G.P.A.
Significant Career Highlights:
- Nominated March 2016 by the 10-member Tenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (along with 4 others) to Governor Rick Scott to fill the vacancy created by retirement of Judge J. Dale Durrance.
- Plaintiffs’ counsel in TWYMAN BOWLING and TERRY BOWLING vs. STATE FARM FLORIDA INSURANCE COMPANY, Case No. 05-7451, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, Florida—net personal injury jury verdict following 7-day jury trial: $944,154.50, reduced to $100,000 UM policy limits (remanded for new trial on damages only following appeal); case settled for $1,025,000.00.
- Plaintiff’s counsel in SHERRY BATIS v. TOWER HILL PRIME INSURANCE COMPANY, Case No. 532009CA-00 141 56-0000-WH, Tenth Judicial Circuit, Polk County, Florida—net jury verdict for sinkhole damage to home following 4-day jury trial: $152,748.35 (judgment affirmed on appeal; plaintiff recovered an additional $231,720.00 in attorneys’ fees and $87,755.00 in taxable costs).
- Plaintiff’s counsel in MARTHA CARVAJAL v. SUMMERGATE CONDOMINIUMS, ET AL., Case No. 2010-CA-026557-0, Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orange County, Florida— net jury verdict following 4-day jury trial (slip and fall): $ 70,000.00 (recovered an additional $16,957.29 in taxable costs).
- Plaintiffs’ counsel in MATTHEW JEROME and CHRISTY JEROME v. CITIZENS PROPERTY INSURANCE CORPORATION, Case No. 2015-000359-CI, Sixth Judicial Circuit, Pinellas County, Florida—jury verdict for plaintiffs for sinkhole damage to home following 4-day jury trial: $158,781.68 (plaintiffs recovered an additional $503,393.00 in attorneys’ fees (including a 2.0 contingency risk multiplier) and $52,072.09 in taxable costs).