Larry Stewart has over 50 years of experience as a trial lawyer, handling cases throughout Florida and many other states. His practice focuses on catastrophic injuries, particularly victims of defective products and medical malpractice. Additionally, he has tried many other types of cases including libel, construction claims, commercial disputes and other non-personal injury cases.
Mr. Stewart is also 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. His television appearances include all the major networks including shows such as Crossfire, Nightline and Hardball, as well as many local programs. He has also been a frequent guest on both national and local talk-radio 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.
He was elected to the ALI in 1993 and was elected to the Council in 2004. He currently chairs the Regional Advisory Group for Region 14. He serves as an Adviser on the Restatement Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons project; on the Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance project; and on the Restatement, Torts: Liability for Physical Harm project. He also serves on the Members Consultative Groups for the Restatement Third, Employment Law project and the Restatement Third, Torts: Liability for Economic Loss project.
Mr. Stewart served for 10 years on the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases. Additionally, he has testified as an expert witness in legal malpractice and bad faith insurance cases. He has also been a frequent lecturer at continuing education programs throughout the United States and has authored numerous professional articles.
EDUCATION: University of Florida, B.A.; University of Florida Law School, J.D.