Dawn C. Stewart has over twenty years of solid litigation experience. Her practice currently focuses on the representation of surety bonding companies and other entities and individuals in commercial litigation matters. Ms. Stewart also has extensive insurance coverage experience and similarly extensive experience representing policy holders, including airlines and trucking companies, at the request of the carrier, in a variety of tort actions. Her practice draws not only from her litigation experience, but her extensive experience with bankruptcy matters.
While the home base for Ms. Stewart's practice has always been the Washington, DC area, she has litigated both federal and state court cases in at least 14 states and has served as national and regional coordinating counsel for insurance clients seeking consistent, high quality representation through central oversight of local counsel.
Ms. Stewart served as Law Clerk to Honorable Ross W. Krumm, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, from 1987 through 1988. She is a 1987 graduate of Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she served as an oral advocacy and writing instructor for first year students and participated on the National Moot Court Team, winning the regional finals. She graduated from Washington College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984.
Ms. Stewart is a member of the Virginia Bar, the District of Columbia Bar, and the Maryland Bar. She is admitted to practice before the US Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the District of Maryland, and the US Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the District of Maryland.
Ms. Stewart is a member and Vice Chair of the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the ABA, and is co-chair of the Women's Subcommittee. She has authored articles and papers on surety law and bankruptcy law appearing in the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal and the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Newsletter. She presented her paper on attorney-client privilege and work product as it relates to construction consultants at the 2001 NBCA conference and served on the program for the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee's 2004 Annual Mid-Winter Meeting. Ms. Stewart will be a speaker at the Fidelity & Surety Law Committee's 2005 Annual Meeting.