Mr. Stewart, a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated lawyer, is a 1975 honors graduate of the University of Florida, College of Law. Mr. Stewart served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit from June 1975 through January 1981. He served as Chief Trial Attorney for the Public Defender's Office of Brevard County from January 1981 through August 1982. As a partner in the firm of Nabors, Potter, McClelland, Griffith & Jones, P.A., Mr. Stewart represented Brevard County, Florida as an Assistant County Attorney specializing in governmental litigation, including representation of Brevard County on personnel and employment issues, from September 1982 through March 1986. He has also served as trial counsel for various counties throughout the State of Florida in the areas of employment, land use, finance and intergovernmental litigation. He has lectured extensively on numerous aspects of local government litigation. Mr. Stewart has been selected as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the field of Litigation - Municipal. Mr. Stewart's area of practice includes matters related to governmental tax and finance, employment, land use, construction, civil rights claims, and trial and administrative litigation.