September 2017 - Obtained Summary Judgment in Jefferson County, Alabama for attorney and law firm in lawsuit brought by former clients alleging professional malpractice
Stewart McCloud has designed his practice to be client-centered. With energy and poise, he takes a personal, up-close approach to every case. Entrenched in his clients’ defense, Stewart digs in, researching and strategizing a case around their specific needs. The son of two attorneys, he learned early on how valuable personal attention can be to every part of the litigation process.
Since joining the firm in 2007, Stewart has concentrated his practice in the areas of insurance coverage and defense litigation, professional liability, asbestos and toxic tort litigation and product liability. He represents a broad range of companies and professionals across the State of Alabama and throughout the Southeastern United States. He routinely handles professional malpractice claims against lawyers and law firms as well as providing analysis and legal recommendations to insurance companies facing questions concerning policy coverage. Resourceful and driven, Stewart works hard to bring every advantage to his clients’ cause.
When he’s not working, Stewart enjoys golfing, cooking and spending time with his wife, Harris, and their two young children, Merrill and Tade.
Stewart earned his BS from Southern Methodist University and his JD from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.
Bar & Court Admissions
Alabama State Bar
Alabama Supreme Court
All Districts of United States District Court of Alabama
United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Birmingham Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
September 2017 - Summary judgment affirmed by Alabama Supreme Court03
January 2017 - Obtained defense verdict on behalf of a national cablevision carrier client and its driver04
November 2016 - Obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of a property preservation company in Tuscaloosa, Alabama05
November 2016 - Summary judgment obtained on behalf of three separate homeowners in a lawsuit alleging increased surface water drainage on to the plaintiff’s downhill property.06
June 2016 - Defense verdict for dentist sued by former patient in Fairhope, Alabama07
February 2016 - Defense verdict for dentist in Jefferson County08
Reported cases: Shuler v. Infinity Property & Cas., et al. 2013 WL 1346615 (N.D. Ala. 2013) Franklin v. Caterpillar Inc., 96 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 958, (N.D. Ala. 2015) Morgan v. Bill Vann Co., Inc., 969 F. Supp. 2d 1358 (S.D. Ala. 2013) Presley v. Bill Vann Co., Inc., et al., 2015 WL 4641694 (S.D. Ala. 2015) Holland v. Airco Inc., 2016 WL 1162602 (N.D. Ala. 2016)09
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of The Gorman-Rupp Company10
Obtained dismissal in favor of attorney and law firm sued by adverse litigant for malicious prosecution and abuse of process in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama (Southern Div.)11
Obtained summary judgment in favor of an attorney sued by former clients.12
Obtained dismissal in favor of law firm in suit alleging numerous violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.13
Defense verdict on behalf of dentist following bench trial.14
Defense verdict on behalf of Lawrence Transportation Company and its driver in an automobile negligence case following bench trial.
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Distinctions & Contributions
Listed by Super Lawyers (2014, 2015, 2017)02
Selected by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to become a member of the Birmingham MS Leadership Class of 2016.