Gary N. Stewart, a partner in our Harrisburg office, spoke at the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Annual Seminar held in Baltimore, Maryland, from October 12 to 14, 2016. Gary was a panelist for an October 13 session titled “The Intersection of Criminal Law & Trucking: Send Lawyers, Guns & Money.” The session included a discussion of some of the complex issues that arise in serious and fatal trucking accidents where the truck driver faces criminal charges for his or her actions or conduct related to the accident. Gary and his co-presenters investigated tactics for handling the initial on-scene response by the trucking company’s attorney all the way through to the time when criminal charges are actually filed against the driver.
Gary N. Stewart is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont and Rhode Island, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the District of Massachusetts, the District of Rhode Island, the District of Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Third Circuits. He graduated magna cum laude from the Harrisburg campus of Widener University School of Law. Gary was the recipient of the James C. Crumlish Jr. Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Administrative Law. He received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, and holds 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. Gary served as the law clerk for the Honorable Rochelle Friedman, Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. He has been selected by his peers as a Transportation/Maritime Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2016, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2007. Gary is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.