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Amy M. Stewart

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Stewart Law Group PLLC
1722 Routh Street, Suite 745
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 469-607-2300
Fax: 469-607-2301
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015
Licensed in Texas Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (40%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (40%), Employment Litigation: Defense (20%)
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Attorney Profile

The founding partner of Stewart Law Group located in Dallas, Texas, Amy M. Stewart focuses her practice exclusively on business litigation and employment litigation. The cases she takes on involve commercial litigation, employment and employer rights, labor arbitrations, products liability, ERISA matters and bad faith claims. She provides sound counsel to her clients and is the go-to lawyer for her extraordinary legal skills.

Ms. Stewart is a compassionate and empathetic attorney who fights relentlessly for her clients’ rights. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in speech communication from the Wake Forest University, where she was team captain of the women’s basketball team. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri, where she was an associate editor at the Missouri Law Review.

A board-certified arbitrator, certified by the American Arbitration Association (ABA) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), she is also a level one civil rights investigator by the Association of Title IX Administrators. She is admitted to practice throughout the state of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Actively affiliated with the legal community, Ms. Stewart is currently the managing director of the ABA’s litigation section and was previously a council member. She is a board member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. She is secretary to the board at The New Roundtable, a renowned group of African-American female attorneys.

Ms. Stewart was a member of the National Black Lawyers Top 100 and council member of the State Bar of Texas Litigation Council. She serves as a barrister at the Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court and is a member of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.

Ms. Stewart loves spending her time giving back to the community and is a member of the executive committee for the Center for Women in Law and among the board of directors for Educational First Steps and Girls Inc. She is an auxiliary board member of The Salvation Army and a participant of the Bridging the Gap Food Program at Fellowship Bible Church.

Ms. Stewart has been moderator and panelist at numerous webinars and has lectured extensively at many renowned seminars. She has also published many of her works in prominent publications and has been featured several times in the media for her outstanding contribution to the legal field. Honored for her exceptional legal work, Ms. Stewart has a “Superb” rating on Avvo and has an AV Preeminent* Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell. She is also included to “The Best Lawyers of America” list.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 40%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Arbitration, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

7 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015

About Amy M. Stewart

First Admitted: 2007

Professional Webpage: https://stewartlawgrp.com/bios-stewart-law-group-2/amy-m-ste...

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Council Member, ABA Litigation Section, 2019 – 2021
  • Member, National Black Lawyers Top 100, 2020
  • Board Secretary, NEW Roundtable, a Consortium of African-American Female Attorneys, 2021
  • Council Member, State Bar of Texas Litigation Council, 2011 – 2018
  • Board Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2020 – Present
  • Board Member, Dallas Bar Association, 2018 – Present
  • Barrister, Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, 2019 – Present
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas Court Advisory Committee, 2020 – Present
  • Inducted into the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, 2020 – Present
  • Certified Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association and FINRA, 2017 – Present
  • ABA Litigation Section, Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for the Business Torts Committee Award Recipient, 2013
  • Co-Chair, ABA’s Business Torts and Unfair Competition Committee, 2011 – 2014
  • Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section Annual Meeting, 2017
  • Co-Chair, ABA Litigation Section Professional Success Summit, 2018
  • Managing Director, ABA Litigation Section, 2020 – Present
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Panelist, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Huddle Up: Preparing Difficult Witnesses For Depo and Trial – 08/2020
  • Knowing How to Lead: Retired Chief Justice Carolyn Wright discusses making a difference – Texas Bar Journal – 3/2021
  • Expert Case Law Review – Texas Business Litigation Journal – 2009-2012
  • Using Virtual Data Rooms to Your Advantage – ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Development – 4/2010
  • Standard Merger Clause Does Not Preclude Misrepresentation – ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Development – 10/2011
  • Texas Court of Appeals Refuses to Extend Architect’s Contractual Duty to Protect Third Parties – ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Development – 11/2011
  • Fifth Circuit Looks at Claims Handling v. Procurement – ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Developments – 5/2012
  • Texas Court of Appeals Holds that a Former Employer’s Accusations that Employee Stole Trade Secrets is Defamatory Per Se – ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Developments – 11/2012
  • Fifth Circuit Makes Erie Guess on New Anti-SLAPP Statute’s Commercial Speech Exemption – ABA Section of Litigation Business Torts News and Developments – 5/2014
  • Expert Case Law Review – Texas Business Litigation Journal, Vol. 36, Number 4 – 10/2014
  • Chapter Author, Negotiating Fair Compensation in the book Her Story: Lessons in Success From Lawyers Who Live It
  • “The Girlfriend’s Guide to Negotiating: Stop Self-Sabotaging Behaviors that Derail Your Path to Success[.]” ABA Section of Litigation, Woman Advocate Committee Newsletter Fall 2017 Volume 23, Issue 1 – Article
  • Clearing the Hurdles of Admissibility for Social Media Evidence, ABA GPSolo Magazine November/December 2018 – Article
  • “Be Aware of Your Blind Side: A Game Plan for Dealing with Implicit Bias” – American Bar Association’s The Woman Advocate Newsletter – Spring 2019, Vol. 25, Issue 3
  • “All Is Lost?: High Hurdles To Establishing Lost Profits Damages At Trial” – 2019 State Bar of Texas 11th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation
  • Panelist, When Can a Breach of Contract Be a Tort and What is the Difference? – ABA Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar – 01/2012
  • Moderator, Why Diversity Matters in Rainmaking – ABA Section of Litigation Annual Convention – 01/2013
  • Panelist, Lean In For Lawyers – ABA Section of Litigation Annual Convention – 01/2014
  • Co-author and Presenter, Business and Commercial Law Update, State Bar of Texas Section of Litigation – 30th Annual Litigation Update Institute – 01/2014
  • Can I Get a Witness? An Overview of Practical Tips, Pitfalls, and Preparation for Corporate Representative Depositions under Rule 30(b)(6) – ABA Section of Litigation – Annual Conference, New Orleans – 04/2015 – Author and Presenter
  • Dealing With Difficult Witnesses: Yours and Theirs – ABA Section of Litigation – Annual Conference, New Orleans – 04/2015 – Author and Presenter
  • Moderator, In House Counsel Panel at ABA Employment and Labor Relations Inaugural Regional Meeting – 09/17
  • Hot Topics in Insurance, 2018 Advanced In house Counsel Course, August 2018
  • CAREER GAME CHANGERS: Courage, Vulnerability, and Persistence, Dallas Bar Association WE Lead Program, September 2018
  • Influence and Persuasion in Leadership, 2018 ACC Annual Meeting Foundation Breakfast, October 2018
  • Getting Into the Mind of Jurors: What They Think May Surprise You – American Bar Association Women in Litigation Meeting (2019)
  • Cultivating Resilience, Keynote Speaker, 2019 Lez Talks Conference
  • Deposition of the Villain in a P.I. Case, State Bar of Texas 35TH Annual Advanced Personal Injury Course (2019)
  • Who Can Find a Virtuous Woman: The Justices of Texas’ Fourth Court of Appeals Share Their Experiences on the Bench, ABA Corporate Counsel CLE (2019)
  • Panelist, Judy Hoberman, Panel of Exceptional Leading Women – 06/2020
  • Panelist, Dallas Bar Association, Slam Dunk: Making the Most out of Your Clerkship – 06/2020
  • Panelist, Texas Lawbook & Association of Corporate Counsel DFW, Racism, Law Enforcement and the Role of Corporate Lawyers – 06/2020
  • Panelist, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Re-Thinking Business Development During COVID – 06/2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c4pdFE_f0A
  • Panelist, Association of Corporate Counsel DFW, Getting on & Staying on the Ship of Allyship – 06/2020, https://www.dropbox.com/s/8xexhk6fvvk9j3i/DI%20Allyship%20June%207%202020%20edited.mp4?dl=0
  • Panelist, NAMWOLF, Lessons Learned from the first Zoom trial – 07/2020
  • Moderator, Dallas Bar Association, Minority Clerkship Luncheon – 07/2020
  • Panelist, American Bar Association, Trials and Hearings in the COVID Pandemic Era – 07/2020
  • Moderator, Dallas Bar Association, Town Hall – 07/2020
  • Moderator, Dallas Bar Association ‘Rona Pep Talks – 03/2020 – Present, https://onlinecle.dallasbar.org/category/covid19
  • Panelist, American Bar Association, Small Firm. Big Impact – 08/2020
  • Panelist, Texas Bar CLE, Advanced Personal Injury Law Course – 08/2020
  • Panelist, American Bar Association, Virtual Trials: Lessons from the Room Where it Happened – 08/2020
  • Panelist, The Institutes CPCU Society, Virtual I-Day – 08/2020
  • Panelist, Orange County Bar Association, Trial and Appellate Practice in a Virtual World – 08/2020
  • Panelist, National Employment Law Council, Practical Guide to Remote Trials, Depositions, and Mediations – 09/2020
  • Panelist, NAMWOLF, Facilitating a Virtual Trial in a Post Pandemic World – 09/2020
  • Co-Chair & Panelist, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Deposition Boot Camp – 09/2020
  • Panelist, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Game Time: The Preparation & Challenges with Online Legal Proceedings – 10/2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2cyciL-O9A
  • Panelist, Virtual Trials and Tribulations – 10/2020
  • Panelist, American Bar Association, Women in Insurance Network (WIN) – 11/2020
  • Panelist, Austin Bar Association, Annual Ultimate Trial Notebook Seminar – 11/2020
  • Moderator, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers with Chief Justice Carolyn Wright (Ret’d.) – 12/2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YStsoy3wvxs
  • Panelist, Texas Bar CLE, Litigation Update Institute 2021 Course – 01/2021
  • Course Director & Panelist, Texas Bar CLE, Damages in Civil Litigation Course – 02/2021
  • Moderator, Association of Corporate Counsel DFW, DEI Initiatives That Work – 02/2021 , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LQxgnDxuVE
  • Panelist, Construction Law Foundation of Texas Conference, Building Diversity & Demolishing Implicit Bias – 03/2021
  • Panelist, Houston Bar Association ADR Section, Summary Jury Trials – 03/2021
  • Panelist, Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section, HUB/WMBE Requirements – 04/2021
  • Panelist, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 10 Go to Moves for Client Depositions – 04/2021
  • Panelist, American Bar Association, 2021 Litigation Section Annual Conference, 05/2021

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Executive Committee, Center for Women in Law, 2021-2022
  • Co-coordinator, ABA Section of Litigation, Woman Advocate Expo which collected and donated apparel to the Dress for Success Charity that empowers low-income women who are struggling to secure and retain employment (2011)
  • Panelist, Celebrating Our Freedoms: Civil Rights and Civic Responsibilities, Dallas Independent School District (2011)
  • Participant, Bridging the Gap Food Program, Fellowship Bible Church (2012- Present)
  • Auxiliary Board Member, The Salvation Army
  • Board of Directors, Girls Inc., 2021
  • Board of Directors, Educational First Steps, 2021

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Arbitrator handling Commercial, Construction, and Employment disputes

Honors/Awards

  • State Bar of Texas Litigation Council Member, 2012 - Present ABA’s Business Litigation and Unfair Competition Law Committee, 2010 - Present Outstanding Subcommittee Chair Award Recipient, 2012
  • , ABA’s Outstanding Subcommittee Chair Award for the Business Torts Subcommittee (2013)
  • , Fellow, American Bar Foundation (2015)
  • , Top Attorneys in Texas, Texas Monthly (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • , Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014 – 2015)
  • , Texas Diversity Council Top Women Attorney Award (2017)
  • , Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating, Peer Rated Highest Level of Professional (2017 – Present)
  • , Martindale-Hubbell, Client Champion Gold Award (2019)
  • , D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Award (2019)
  • , Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Owner Award (2019)
  • , Super Lawyers Top 50 Lawyers (2019)
  • , American Bar Association 100 Women Who Inspire Us Award (2019)
  • , Dallas Bar Association’s Presidential Citation (2019)
  • , America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys (2020)
  • , The National Black Lawyers Top 100 (2020)
  • , Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers (2015-2020)
  • , Dallas Bar Association’s Presidential Citation (2020)
  • Texas Minority Counsel Program Trailblazer of the Year (2020)
  • , The Best Lawyers in America (2021)
  • , Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Corporate Employment Lawyers (2021)

Educational Background

  • Wake Forest University, Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications, Team Captain, Women’s Basketball Team, Academic All American, Black Collegian Magazine, 1994

Industry Groups

  • Airline Industry
  • Food Service
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturers
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Office Location for Amy M. Stewart

1722 Routh Street
Suite 745
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 469-607-2300

Fax: 469-607-2301

Last Updated: 12/10/2021

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