Scott David Stewart, Attorney
The Law Offices of Scott David Stewart, pllc, was started with a single focus on the client and their experience dealing with difficult emotional legal matters. The firm has successfully earned the trust and respect of the more than 1,000 clients in cases ranging from simple marital dissolutions to complex property division, child custody, parental visitation, and child relocation disputes. Mr. Stewart believes the firm's success and its client testimonials are a direct result of his vision and approach to client-focused representation. The firm strongly believes that clients benefit tremendously from their exclusive family law and domestic relations representation, their collective years of experience during weekly meetings and strategy sessions, and transparent billing policy. Additionally, Mr. Stewart is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell and is a member in good standing of the American Bar Association - Family law Section and the Maricopa County Bar Association - Family Law Section.
Prior to forming the Law Offices of Scott David Stewart, pllc, Mr. Stewart worked as a Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. While working as a felony prosecutor, Mr. Stewart successfully prosecuted thousands of serious felony crimes, including domestic violence, assault, aggravated assault, vehicular and drug crimes. The County Attorney's Office is where Mr. Stewart honed his trial skills and developed strategies for success that he continues to use and implement in his law firm today. It was his experience as a prosecutor that opened his eyes to the need for passionate legal representation for those who may not always have a voice in the legal process. Unfortunately, during divorce proceedings, children's voices and needs are often relegated behind the desires of their parents. Mr. Stewart's number one goal has always been to ensure that children are the focal point of any dispute between parents.
After graduating from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication, Mr. Stewart chose to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law. Chicago-Kent was his law school of choice because of their renowned reputation for producing trial attorneys, as well as their signature certificate program in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. While in law school, Mr. Stewart became a certified mediator with the Center for Conflict Resolution and successfully mediated high conflict landlord tenant disputes for Cook County Circuit Court. Mr. Stewart participated in the law school's criminal defense clinic where he, along with several law students and their clinical professor, researched, investigated and uncovered evidence proving a death row inmate's innocence. The law school, the students, and their professor were profiled on the nationally syndicated television show Extra(R) and numerous other local media news stations. The amazing experience gained while in law school taught Mr. Stewart important negotiation, litigation, and investigation skills that he utilizes on a daily basis representing family law clients.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Mr. Stewart is a first generation Phoenician with strong ties to the community. The son of a small business owner, he credits his parents for his entrepreneurial spirit and strong emphasis on core values such as integrity, respect, responsibility, leadership, work ethic, and family. These values guide him daily in his representation of family law, divorce, and child custody clients.
Mr. Stewart loves the State of Arizona, mentoring and assisting with children, and counseling families dealing with difficult family law issues. In his spare time, you may find him frequenting his local gym, golfing in the warm Arizona sun, volunteering at church, or spending time with family and friends.
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