Gary N. Stewart

Gary N. Stewart is a partner in the Commercial Motor Vehicle Section of the firm, and serves his clients in the Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh offices of Rawle & Henderson, LLP. His practice focuses on the defense of the trucking industry, specifically commercial motor vehicles and the companies that insure them, and he is privileged to represent most of the motor carriers and their drivers seen on our highways.

Gary and his team of experienced attorneys and paralegals are routinely retained immediately following accidents involving motor carriers to perform “immediate responses,” to preserve evidence and to assist in the handling of the case from the day it occurred through trial.

Before becoming a lawyer, Gary received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, where he was honored as an Intercollegiate All-American in Sailing, winning the Intercollegiate National Championship in 1979. He and the team were inducted into the USMMA Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016.

Thereafter, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marine and obtained U.S. Coast Guard professional licenses as Master of Oceans, Steam or Motor Vessels up to 1600 gross tons as well as Chief Officer, unlimited tonnage, all oceans.

In 1992, Gary served as the law clerk for the Honorable Rochelle Friedman, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, and has been selected by his peers as a Transportation/Maritime Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2007, 2009–2012 and 2016-2019. It is an honor reserved for the top 5% of all Pennsylvania lawyers.

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:

Speaker, “Beyond the Basics: Best Practices for Effective Accident Investigation and Early Case Evaluation – Litigation Holds and Responses to Preservation Letters,” Arkansas Trucking Seminar, Rogers, AR, September 2019

Instructor, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, PA, May 2019

Presenter, The Intersection of Criminal Law & Trucking: Send Lawyers, Guns & Money, Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Annual Seminar, October 2016

Co-Author, “He Said/She Said”: How to Prove Your Client Case with EDR; Check the Event Data Recorder – You Might Be Surprised by What You FindTIDA Fall 2016 Newsletter, October 2016

Co-Author, “He Said/She Said”: How to Prove Your Client’s Case with an Event Data RecorderTransportation Law Update, Vol. 17, No. 8, October 2016

Co-Author, Don’t Be “Careless” with Your CMV Driver’s Careless-Driving CitationTransportation Law Update, Vol. 17, No. 4, May 2016

Co-Author, Cell Phone Laws & Trends in Various Jurisdictions, PARTS I & IITransportation Law Update, Vol. 17, Nos. 2 and 3

Co-Author, Cell Phone Laws & Trends in Various JurisdictionsTIDA Fall 2015 NewsletterAuthor, Pennsylvania: Can I Get My Case Transferred from Philadelphia County? Transportation Law Update, Vol. 16, No. 2, February 2015

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