For more than 37 years I’ve helped people and businesses resolve disputes.
Disputes involving getting paid what they’re owed, not paying what they don’t owe,
land they own, and putting their lives back together financially when they’ve been
hurt—or a family member has been hurt or lost their life—in an accident.
The disputes commonly arise from a contract they’ve made, a business relationship
they’re involved in, land they own, a lease they've made—commercial as well as
residential, and injuries sustained or death caused by an accident.
I’m AV rated with Martindale Hubbell. I’ve prosecuted and defended civil lawsuits in
the trial and appellate courts of Florida, including the Florida Supreme Court, so if
resolution requires prosecuting or defending a lawsuit, I do it. I’m certified by the
Florida Supreme Court to mediate civil disputes in the Circuit Courts and the
County Courts of Florida, which I've done since 2007, and in 2014 the Florida
Supreme Court certified me as an Appellate Mediator. I've affiliated with Jim
Chaplin and the group of experienced and capable mediators at Mediation Firm,
Inc. (www.mediationfirminc.com) to mediate cases filed in the trial and appellate
courts of Florida.
After graduating from college, I served our country for more than four years as a
commissioned officer in the Marine Corps, including service in Vietnam, reaching
the rank of Captain. Following service in the Marines, I attended law school. After
graduating, my wife and I moved to Fort Lauderdale, where we have lived during
the entire time I've practiced law.
MICHAEL D. STEWART
Law Office of Michael D. Stewart