Edward Stewart
Practice Areas
Industries
Representative Clients
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Furniture Row
  • Michelin North America, Inc. - National Trial & Resolution Counsel
  • U-Haul International, Inc.

Edward Stewart
 

Edward Stewart's litigation practice focuses on the defense of product liability, class actions, and complex commercial cases for major manufacturers. He has particular experience defending consumer class actions involving automobile and home appliance product-defect claims. Ed has represented Ford Motor Company for years as national trial counsel on several product lines. He also has experience defending clients in the trucking industry.

Ed has tried 27 cases to verdict and three arbitrations to decision in 13 states across the U.S.

Other Experience

McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, Illinois

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

The Best Lawyers in America
    
Commercial Litigation, 2013-2018
    Personal Injury Litigation, 2013-2018
    Product Liability Litigation, 2013-2018
The Legal 500 United States
    
Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense, 2011-2013, 2015
Colorado Super Lawyers
    Personal Injury Defense, 2013-2017
    Civil Litigation Defense, 2010-2012
    Top 100, 2013-2016
Benchmark Litigation
    
Product Liability - Colorado, 2014-2017
5280 Magazine
    Top Lawyer 
          Personal Injury: Defense, 2017
Euromoney's Expert Guides - Litigation and Product Liability
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 2016-2017
Colorado Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Defense Research Institute
The Tenth Judicial Circuit Historical Society
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
    Co-Chair Trial Masters Program

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Children's Chorale
    Board of Trustees

Personal Interests

Skiing, travel, and wine collecting


Ed Stewart represents automakers and other manufacturers in product liability, class action, and complex commercial litigation. He has tried 27 cases and three arbitrations to verdict or decision in 13 states.  

Representative Cases
Representative Clients
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Furniture Row
  • Michelin North America, Inc. - National Trial & Resolution Counsel
  • U-Haul International, Inc.
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Wisconsin (Inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Other Experience

McDermott, Will & Emery, Chicago, Illinois

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

The Best Lawyers in America
    
Commercial Litigation, 2013-2018
    Personal Injury Litigation, 2013-2018
    Product Liability Litigation, 2013-2018
The Legal 500 United States
    
Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense, 2011-2013, 2015
Colorado Super Lawyers
    Personal Injury Defense, 2013-2017
    Civil Litigation Defense, 2010-2012
    Top 100, 2013-2016
Benchmark Litigation
    
Product Liability - Colorado, 2014-2017
5280 Magazine
    Top Lawyer 
          Personal Injury: Defense, 2017
Euromoney's Expert Guides - Litigation and Product Liability
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
International Who's Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers, 2016-2017
Colorado Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Defense Research Institute
The Tenth Judicial Circuit Historical Society
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
    Co-Chair Trial Masters Program

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Colorado Children's Chorale
    Board of Trustees

Personal Interests

Skiing, travel, and wine collecting

Articles/Presentations
  • "Ethics, Social Media, and You," presented to the Association for Corporate Counsel, Colorado Chapter, (December 4, 2013).
  • "U.S. Bankruptcy Court," presented the Faculty of Federal Advocates' 2013 Trial Advocacy Workshop, (September 20, 2013).
  • "Take This and Google That - The Ethics of Social Media," presented to members of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, (July 24, 2013).
  • "Tick Tock: The Case on the Clock," presented at the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel 2013 Winter Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, (March 2013).
  • "Frequently Litigated Contract Provisions: Writing Contracts With Litigation In Mind," presented at a CLE seminar hosted by WTO, (July 19, 2012).
  • "Nightmare Clients: How to Deal with Impossible Clients, Witnesses and Opposing Counsel in Litigation," presented at the National Institute's CLE-accredited seminar, (June 17, 2011).
  • "Technology in the Courtroom," presented for the National Business Institute's Trial Masters Program (June 2011).
  • "Materials for Courtroom Presentation: Tools and Techniques," presented to the Colorado Bar Association, (June 2011).
  • "Litigating Claims Involving Component Part Suppliers: A Manufacturer's Perspective" presented at the American Conference Institute's Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Automotive Product Liability Litigation, (November 2009).
  • "A Modest Proposal: 'Embrace the Enemy' to Make the Most of Third Parties' Spoliation of Evidence," presented at ABA Seminar: Emerging Issues in Automotive Product Liability Litigation, (March 21, 2002).
Education
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1991, cum laude
    Wisconsin Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
  • University of Missouri, B.A., 1988, English; Political Science, summa cum laude
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Wisconsin (Inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit