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Gary Stewart on Faculty for Widener Law Intensive Trial Advocacy Program in May 2019

Gary N. Stewart, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Harrisburg office, has been invited as an instructor for Widener Law School’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) in May 2019. The course will be on the Harrisburg campus of Widener Law. Gary will instruct and assist third-year students and graduates on civil trial techniques, including openings and closings.  This will be the 11th year that Mr. Stewart has been invited to participate in this program. ITAP will be held May 17-24, 2019.

Gary focuses his practice on the defense of the trucking industry, specifically commercial motor vehicles and the companies that insure them, and is privileged to represent most of the motor carriers and their drivers seen on our highways. He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island, and has been admitted pro hac vice in other jurisdictions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Gary and his team of experienced attorneys and paralegals are routinely retained immediately following accidents involving motor carriers to perform “immediate responses,” to preserve evidence and to assist in the handling of the case from the day it occurred through trial.

He graduated magna cum laude from the Harrisburg campus of Widener University School of Law. Gary received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, where he was honored as an Intercollegiate All-American in Sailing, winning the Intercollegiate National Championship in 1979. Before becoming a lawyer, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marine and obtained 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. Gary served as the law clerk for the Honorable Rochelle Friedman, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, and has been selected by his peers as a Transportation/Maritime Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2007, 2009–2012 and 2016-2019 by Super Lawyers, a program of Thomson Reuters. He is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.

Gary can be reached directly at (717) 234-7730 • gstewart@rawle.com