Gary N. Stewart

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Gary N. Stewart

Harrisburg

Tel (717) 234-7730

Fax (717) 234-7710

Bio

Gary N. Stewart concentrates his practice in the area of commercial motor vehicle defense and has defended cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Vermont.

He graduated magna cum laude from Widener University School of Law (Harrisburg campus) in 1992 where he was the recipient of the James C. Crumlish Jr. Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Administrative Law. He received his undergraduate degree from the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY and holds U. S. Coast Guard professional licenses as Master of Oceans, Steam or Motor Vessels up to 1600 gross tons as well as Chief Officer, unlimited tonnage, all oceans.

Mr. Stewart served as the law clerk for the Honorable Rochelle Friedman, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Rhode Island as well as before the U. S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the District of Massachusetts, the District of Rhode Island, the District of Connecticut and the U. S. Court of Appeals for the First and Third Circuits.

He has been selected by his peers, as a Transportation/Maritime Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2007. It is an honor reserved for the top 5% of all Pennsylvania lawyers.

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:
Author, Pennsylvania: Defense Verdict - Smoke and Mirrors, Transportation Law Update, Volume 15, Number 1, March 2014
Co-Author, Pennsylvania: Is Your Truck Driver a “Professional Driver”? - Chapter Two, Transportation Law Update, Volume 14, Number 8, November 2013
Author, Pennsylvania: Punitive Damages and the Handheld GPS, PENNTRUX, November 2013
Author, Pennsylvania: Punitive Damages and the Handheld GPS, TIDA Fall 2013 Newsletter
Author, Pennsylvania: Punitive Damages and the Handheld GPS, Transportation Law Update, Volume 14, Number 7, October 2013
Co-Author, Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware: Dual Liability for Shippers and Motor Carriers, Transportation Law Update, Volume 14, Number 4, July 2013
Co-Author, Pennsylvania: Towing and Towing Storage Facility Standards Act, Part IITransportation Law Update, Volume 14, Number 1, February 2013
Co-Author, Pennsylvania: Towing and Towing Storage Facility Standards Act, TIDA Winter 2012 Newsletter, December 2012
Co-Author, Pennsylvania: Towing and Towing Storage Facility Standards Act, Transportation Law Update, Volume 13, Number 9, September 2012
Co-Author, Pennsylvania: Punitive Damages – “Don’t Give Up the Ship”, Transportation Law Update, Volume 13, Number 8, August 2012
Co-Author, Pennsylvania/Connecticut: Log Violations Before Restart, Trucking Industry Defense Association Spring 2012 Newsletter
Co-Author, Pennsylvania/Connecticut: Log Violations Before Restart, New Jersey Motor Truck Association February 2012 Bulletin
Co-Author, Pennsylvania/Connecticut: Log Violations Before Restart, Transportation Law Update, Volume 13, Number 1, January 2012
Author, 1% Rule Dead!, Transportation Law Update, Volume 12, No. 6, June 2011
Co-Author, Hit From Behind, Transportation Law Update, Volume 12, No. 5, May 2011
Co-Author, Is Your Truck Driver a “Professional Driver?”, Transportation Law Update, Volume 12, No. 2, February 2011
Author, Vermont Product Liability, Rawle’s Reports, Volume 13, Issue No. 6, June 2009
Author, Rhode Island –“He Said, She Said”…..Transportation Law Update, Volume 10, No. 5, May 2009
Co-Author, Where Do You Want To Depose Your Driver?, Trucking Law Update, Vol. 8, No. 6, June 2007
Contributor/Author, American Bar Association-TIPS Reference Handbook on Punitive Damages, September 2006
Presenter, Immediate Response Handling for the Catastrophic Accident, Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, Harrisburg, PA, April 2006
Author, Good News: Jerk’n Jolt Doctrine Reaffirmed, Bus and Motorcoach News, October 2005
Author, Pennsylvania: Shake It Up!, Trucking Law Update, Vol. 6, No. 8, August 2005
Author, Harrisburg: Another Bad Venue?, Trucking Law Update, Vol. 5, No. 9., September 2004
Presenter, Know Your Salvage Rights, Progressive Insurance Co., Warwick, RI
Presenter, Low Velocity Impact Investigations, Infinity Ins. Group, Middletown, CT, November 1999

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
  • Vermont
  • Rhode Island

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (B.S., 1982)
  Qualified: Master, 1600 ton vessel; all oceans
  Chief Officer, unlimited tonnage, all oceans

Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg Campus (J.D., magna cum laude, 1992)
  Recipient, James C. Crumlish, Jr., Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Professional Associations

Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA)
Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA)
Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
Harrisburg Claims Association

Seminars, Speeches & Publications