Practice Areas: Insurance Litigation, Bad Faith, Products Liability, Ciguatera Poisoning, Establishing Insurance Coverage

As one of the few Triple Board Certified attorneys, Mr. Stewart’s practice involves complex litigation in both Federal and State Courts, including helping individuals and businesses who’s insurance companies have abandon them. Mr. Stewart also assists individuals who have been poisoned with a fish borne toxin known as Ciguatera.

In addition to receiving dozens of multi-million dollar awards, he received the largest collectible punitive damage verdict in State history, the largest Ciguatera settlement in the Country, what was reported as the largest Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy verdict in Florida, and the largest personal injury verdict ever in Okeechobee County. He also took on the automobile insurance industry for its practice of under-reimbursing health care providers. Mr. Stewart was the first attorney in many years to defeat GEICO in a Powell type Insurance Bad Faith case.

Mr. Stewart has been recognized with awards by many organizations for the work he has done, including as a Florida Super Lawyer (given to the top 5% of attorneys) since 2007, Top 100 Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers since 2013, Top Lawyer in Florida by The Legal Network since 2013, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum since 1996 and he and his firm have attained the highest rating possible, AV, with the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory of exemplary lawyers.

He has published and frequently speaks to lawyers, paralegals and law students across the Country. He has taught several courses at Stetson Law School. He also has served as an Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College.

Mr. Stewart stays active in his community; including Harmony House, the Miami Project, Habitat for Humanity, The American Cancer Society and public television and radio. However, he has spent most of his time as a member of Palm Beach County Special Olympics’ Steering Committee, where he coordinated the community volunteers for more than ten (10) years.

With a proven track record as a trial attorney and multiple a significant victories to his credit, Mr. Stewart’s career has been dedicated to the pursuit of justice.

If you have any questions regarding a matter for which you believe Mr. Stewart can assist, he welcomes you to contact him at TStewart@ForTheInjured.com.

Memberships

  • Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law – Florida Bar
  • Board Certified Trial Specialist – The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy– The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate
  • The Palm Beach Chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates, Associate
  • Florida Justice Association (formerly The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)(Board of Director 1996 - 2003)(Chair Young Lawyers 1997-98)
  • American Association for Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America)(New Lawyers Division State Governor 1994-1995)
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association (formerly The Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association)(President 2002-2003)(Board of Directors 1997-2005)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association (President North County Section 2013-2014)

Awards & Associations

  • Florida Super Lawyer, 2007 – present, recognized as top 5% of lawyers in Florida
  • The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013 – present
  • AV rated attorney – Martindale-Hubbell
  • AV rated law firm (The Law Offices of Todd S. Stewart, P.A.) – Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Legal Network, Top Lawyers in Florida, 2013 – present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 1996 – present

Bar Admissions

  • State of Florida, 1992
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1998
  • United States Middle District of Florida, 1993
  • United States Southern District of Florida, 1993

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1991.
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, Psychology, 1988.
  • Vanderbilt University, 1984 – 1986
  • Florida Department of Insurance Certified Instructor
  • Continuing Education Risk Management Education, 2002 – present
  • Continuing Education Risk Manager Education, 2002 – present

Publications & Speeches

  •  “Preparing a Witness for Deposition and Trial Testimony,” The New Lawyers Forum; ATLA Press, 1994.
  •  “Direct Testimony of The Neuropsychological Expert,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Seminar, 1995
  •  “Trial Preparation in the Complex Case,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Workhorse Seminar; January, 1995
  •  “Trial Notebooks,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers 1996 Spring Litigation Support; May, 1996
  •  “Request for Admissions and Rule 1.380,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Journal; January, 1998
  •  “The Contingent Fee Contract,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Workhorse Seminar; January, 1999
  •  “Using Technology to Better Manage Your Practice,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Fall Seminar; November, 1999
  •  “Using the Internet for Information,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Seminar, 2000
  •  “The Domnick Instruction and Other Useful Secrets,” Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers PIMPS Seminar; October, 2000
  •  “Attorney’s Fees,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Workhorse Seminar; February, 2001
  •  “Preparing the Case for Trial,” BEI Paralegal Training, March, 2001
  •  “Technology in the Courtroom and in Mediation,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Seminar, September, 2001
  •  “Technology in the Courtroom and in Mediation,” Broward County Trial Lawyers Monthly Meeting, October, 2001
  •  “Creating a Persuasive PowerPoint Presentation,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Seminar, November, 2001
  •  “Creating a Persuasive PowerPoint Presentation for Use in Courtroom and Mediation,” Broward County Legal Aid Society, November, 2001
  •  “Mistakes Typically Made with Contingent Fee Contracts,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Workhorse Seminar, February, 2002
  •  “Advanced Issues in Discovery,” BEI Paralegal Training, March, 2002
  •  “Using the Internet for Information,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Annual Paralegal Seminar, June, 2002
  •  “Recognizing and Preserving the Bad Faith Case,” BEI Insurance Seminar, August, 2002
  •  “Advanced Issues in Third Party Bad Faith Cases,” BEI Insurance Seminar, August, 2002
  •  “Preparing the Case for Trial,” BEI Paralegal Training, September, 2002
  •  “Presentation of Damages: Using Visual Aids and Use of Themes,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Proving Damages Seminar, March, 2003
  •  “Insurance and Automotive Law Legislative Changes and Case Law Update,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, June, 2003
  •  “Using the Internet to Build and Win Your Client’s Case,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Annual Convention, June, 2003
  •  “Recognizing and Preserving the Bad Faith Case,” BEI Insurance Seminar, August, 2003
  •  “Advanced Issues in Third Party Bad Faith Cases,” BEI Insurance Seminar, August, 2003
  •  “Insurance Agent Liability,” Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Journal, October, 2003
  •  “Discovery Skills For Legal Staff,” Lorman Seminar, January, 2004
  •  “Identifying and Protecting the Bad Faith Case,” BEI Insurance Seminar, August 2004
  •  “Advanced Issues in Third Party Bad Faith Cases,” BEI Insurance Seminar, August 2004
  •  “Discovery Skills for Legal Staff,” Lorman Seminar, January 2005
  •  “Maximizing Jury Verdicts,” Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Auto Torts Seminar, August, 2006
  •  “Protecting Your Clients Against Profit Driven Insurers,” Palm Beach County Justice Association Bulletin, July, 2007
  •  “Resources You Need To Use: Technology, Office Equipment to Create the Product, Telephony,” Florida Justice Association, November 2007
  •  “More Than A Slingshot: First and Third Party Bad Faith,” Florida Justice Association Insurance Bad Faith Seminar, October, 2008
  •  “The Psychology of Communicating With the Insurance Adjuster: When to Communicate, What to Say and Do Versus What Not to Say and Do; Timing; Winning Over the Adjuster to Help Your Client’s Cause; and Much More,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, February, 2009
  •  “Bad Faith/Common Pitfalls in General Negligence Cases,” “Back to the Basics: The Nuts and Bolts of Litigating Auto Negligence & Premises Liability Cases,” Palm Beach County Bar Association Seminar, February, 2011
  •  “The Effect of Social Media: What You Need to Know about Ethics, Evidence and Discovery”, Ethics, Professionalism & Technology, Palm Beach State College, April, 2014

Classroom Teaching

  • “Demonstrative Medical Evidence in the Courtroom,” Guest Lecturer, Stetson Law School, Fall 1996
  • “Computers in the Courtroom,” Guest Lecturer, Stetson Law School, Fall 1996
  • “Palank v. CSX: Litigation Against a Mismanaged Railroad,” Guest Lecturer, Stetson Law School, Fall 1997
  • “Bad Faith Law in Florida,” Guest Lecturer, Stetson Law School, Summer 1998
  • “Medical Evidence in the 21st Century,” Guest Lecturer, Stetson Law School, Fall 1998
  • “Florida Bad Faith,” Guest Lecturer, Stetson Law School, Fall 1998
  • Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Seminar, August, 2003, Lecturer

               - Opening Statement Workshop
               - Lay Witness Direct Examination Demonstration
               - Lay Witness Direct Examination Workshop
               - Expert Witness Direct Examination Demonstration
               - Expert Witness Direct Examination Workshop
               - Lay Witness Cross Examination Workshop
               - Expert Witness Direct Examination Workshop
               - Closing Statement Workshop

  •  “Constitutional Law II,” Adjunct Professor, Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Spring, 2004
  •  Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Seminar, August, 2004, Lecturer

               - Opening Statement Workshop
               - Lay Witness Direct Examination Demonstration
               - Lay Witness Direct Examination Workshop
               - Expert Witness Direct Examination Demonstration
               - Expert Witness Direct Examination Workshop
               - Lay Witness Cross Examination Workshop
               - Expert Witness Direct Examination Workshop
               - Closing Statement Workshop

  •  “Constitutional Law I,” Adjunct Professor, Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Fall, 2004
  •  Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Seminar, August, 2005, Lecturer

               - Opening Statement Workshop
               - Lay Witness Direct Examination Demonstration
               - Lay Witness Direct Examination Workshop
               - Expert Witness Direct Examination Demonstration
               - Expert Witness Direct Examination Workshop
               - Lay Witness Cross Examination Workshop
               - Expert Witness Direct Examination Workshop

  •  Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, Florida Justice Association, August, 2007, Lecturer

               - Lay Witness Cross Examination Demonstration
               - Lay Witness Cross Examination Workshop
               - Expert Witness Direct Examination Workshop
               - Expert Witness Cross Examination Workshop

  •  “Catastrophic Injuries Cases/ Personal Injury”, Adjunct Professor, Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Spring, 2012
  •  “Catastrophic Injuries Cases/ Personal Injury”, Adjunct Professor, Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Spring, 2013
  •  “Catastrophic Injuries Cases/ Personal Injury”, Adjunct Professor, Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Spring, 2014

Civic Activities

  • Palm Beach County Special Olympics Steering Committee, 1992 – 2004
  • Volunteer Coordinator, 1992 – 2001
  • Habitat for Humanity, 1995 – 2005
  • Palm Beach County’s Harmony House, 1992 – 1994
  • Horses and the Handicap, 1997
  • Highway Restoration, 1996
  • Dress for Success, 2002
  • Cell phones for Abused Women, 2002

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Bad Faith
  • Products Liability
  • Ciguatera Poisoning
  • Establishing Insurance Coverage

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