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L. Chris

Managing Partner

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Mr. Billion Dollar Justice™, L. Chris Stewart™ is the Managing Partner of Stewart Miller Simmons Trial Attorneys, a serious injury and wrongful death law firm.

Chris handles a variety of cases including wrongful death, civil rights, premises liability, trucking, and sexual assaults. Chris has won numerous record-setting jury verdicts and made U.S history when he won the first billion-dollar jury verdict for a sexual assault victim. He has also won and collected over 200 million dollars in a variety of personal injury cases for his clients.

Chris is also recognized worldwide as one of the top civil rights lawyers of his generation. He has represented some of the most famous civil rights cases of this century including Walter Scott,Alton Sterling, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and Rayshard Brooks.

Attorney Stewart is one of the most decorated lawyers in the country having received the Outstanding Citizen Award for the State of Georgia, the Georgia Senate Outstanding Public Service Proclamation, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chairman’s Award, the first and only African-American voted Attorney of the Year for the State of Georgia, Julia Humbles’ Civil Rights Award, the Wiley Branton Award for Leadership, the Pinnacle Leadership Award, the R.E. Thomas Civil Rights Award.

Chris has been featured in international media including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, The New York Times, Fox News, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and Forbes, and is a contributor to various media outlets. Chris is extremely active in the Atlanta community and is also a board member of the historic Southern Center for Human Rights, and Georgia Appleseed. He is a double HBCU alumnus, graduating from Xavier University (LA)with honors in English, Tulane University with a Master’s of Science in Public Health, and Howard University School of Law. Chris embodies his favorite motto “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

L. Chris Stewart™

Awards

2012
Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of Who’s Who in Law
2014
Esquire Award
2016
Recipient of the R.E. Thomas Civil Rights Award
2018
Julia Humbles’ Civil Rights Award
2018
Outstanding Citizen Award for the State of Georgia
2018
Georgia Senate Outstanding Public Service Proclamation
2018
Pinnacle Leadership Award
2018
Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chairman’s Award
National Bar Association’s Wiley Branton Award for Leadership
Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers under 40 Finalist
2011-2022 Super Lawyer

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Education

Xavier University
Xavier University
Tulane University <span>M.S. Public Health</span>
Tulane University M.S. Public Health
Howard University School of Law <span>J.D. 2005.</span>
Howard University School of Law J.D. 2005.
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Past Experience

Chris formerly worked for the law firm of Morgan & Morgan where at the age of 29 he made partner.

While at Morgan & Morgan, Chris represented over 2500 clients and has the Atlanta offices largest jury verdict. Chris has litigated cases in over twenty-five counties in Georgia and has taken over 1500 depositions.


Achievements

Known as "Mr. Billion-Dollar Justice" for having won the first billion-dollar jury verdict in U.S. history for a rape victim.

Represented some of the nation’s highest profile civil rights death cases, including George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Walter Scott.

$1
Billion
A national record for a pay out from a rape case.

L. CHRIS STEWART™

Engagements

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Associations

Georgia State Bar Active Member in Good Standing
Founder of “If You Can See It, You Can Be It,” - which focuses on motivating inner city elementary children to become lawyers.
Board Member of the Southern Center for Human Rights
Member of the Atlanta Bar Association Judicial Selection and Tenure Committee
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