Larry S. Stewart retired from the active practice of law in 2016, ending a career of over 50 years as a trial lawyer. His practice had focused on catastrophic injuries, particularly victims of defective products and medical malpractice. In 2001, following the terrorists attacks he established Trial Lawyers Care, the largest pro bono private organization in history which brought free legal services to over 1700 victims and victim families.
Mr. Stewart is nationally known as an advocate of consumer and individual rights. He has testified before Congress and state legislatures on legal reform issues and has frequently appeared on radio and television shows. Mr. Stewart is also a nationally recognized legal expert, having been named to academic conferences on topics such as automobile insurance, products liability and medical malpractice and testifying as an expert witness in legal malpractice and bad faith insurance cases.
Mr. Stewart served for 10 years on the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. He has also been a frequent lecturer at continuing education programs throughout the United States and has authored numerous professional articles. For his professional activities he has received numerous awards.
Mr. Stewart was elected to the ALI in 1993 and was elected to the Council in 2004. He currently serves on the ALI Executive Committee and as an Adviser on the Restatement Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons project; on the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance project; and served as an advisor on the Restatement, Torts: Liability for Physical Harm project. He also serves on the Members Consultative Groups for the Restatement Third, Torts: Liability for Economic Loss and Consumer Contracts projects and previously served on the MCG for Restatement Third, Employment Law.
EDUCATION: University of Florida, B.A.; University of Florida Law School, J.D.