Attorney Jonathan M. Stewart is a founding member and managing partner of Stewart, Murray and Associates Law Group, LLC. He was a graduate of the Duquesne University School of Law in 2000. Following graduation, Jonathan decided to start his own practice, with a focus on representing injured parties. After close to a decade in solo practice, he teamed up with his business partner, Patrick Murray, to begin building the practice. Jonathan had a vision to build a small firm with a culture that prioritized client service and care while fostering respect and the promotion of professional excellence amongst its employees. Pat shared the same vision for the firm and together they have seen SMA Law Group grow consistently since its official inauguration in June of 2009. The practice now has a complement of 7 attorneys and staff, with focuses on Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, and Employment Law issues.
Over the past 16 years, Jonathan has personally represented or supervised the representation of over 1000 cases, with services rendered, ranging from initial client meetings to trials and appeals. He has received many awards for his professional service. In 2008 he was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by his peers. In 2014 he received the prestigious designation of being recognized as one of the Top Ten Personal Injury Attorneys in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. He is a member of council for the Civil Litigation Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association and a President Club Member of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Stewart is also very active in volunteer work. In that past he has chaired or served on the boards of many local and international non-profit organizations. Included in the list of organizations he has served and in some cases, continues to serve, are Jaime’s Dream Team, Hand in Hand, (an urban non-profit that continues in the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for the promotion of racial harmony); WDGA (Workforce Development Global Alliance that promotes education to employability in third world countries for economically and socially disadvantaged youth); Blossoming Israel Corporation (a NGO established to oversee an important archeological dig-site in the Southern Negev of Israel).
In addition to his involvement with local and international Non-Profits, Mr. Stewart also served as an elected official to the Borough of Homestead for two terms. In that capacity he received several political appointments to local and regional boards that deal with economic development and financial oversight in the Western PA region.
Along with representing clients in both State and Federal Civil forums, Mr. Stewart represents several internationally focused organizations as well, and has traveled extensively for them as he is often requested to give lectures and sit on panel discussions.Mr. Stewart has served as an adjunct professor at local Universities and recently furthered his own education by completing another graduate degree.
He lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, with his wife, Bethany, and their lovely children.
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