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John M. Stewart sworn in as 2019-20 Florida Bar President

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John M. Stewart was sworn as the 71st president of The Florida Bar at the Annual Convention in June. Stewart is a past president of the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division and has served as the 19th Circuit representative on the Bar’s Board of Governors for 11 years.

A third-generation Florida lawyer, Stewart is a partner at Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L., and focuses on alternative dispute resolution and litigation, primarily in the areas of probate, real estate and contract disputes.

Learn more about his background on the President’s Welcome page.

You can also read more about his history as well as his goals for the 2019-20 year in his Florida Bar Journal Profile.

“It gives me a great deal of comfort knowing that he’s going to be at the helm,” says 2014 Bar President Greg Coleman, who served with Stewart on the Young Lawyers Division and Board of Governors. With an expansive knowledge of the inner workings of the Bar, Coleman asserts, Stewart is uniquely prepared to lead. “He served in so many leadership roles before he ran for president that the level of experience he brings to the job is in the upper 10 percent of all Bar presidents.”