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Michael J. Stewart

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Attorney
Location:
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Phone:
724-610-9914
866-601-9627 (Toll free)
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Mr. Stewart is a lifelong resident of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He is a 1968 graduate of Hempfield Area High School, a 1972 graduate of Penn State University, and a 1977 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School Of Law. He has practiced law in Westmoreland County since 1977 with offices in Greensburg and Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Mr. Stewart has appeared in multiple editions of the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, including 2013, which recognizes the top attorneys in Pennsylvania. Only the top 5 percent of lawyers in Pennsylvania are named in Super Lawyers which is based upon a survey of lawyers throughout the state. Mr. Stewart served as law clerk for Judge Charles E. Marker, family court judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County, for 20 years. Mr. Stewart has co-chaired the Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution committees of the Westmoreland County Bar Association. Mr. Stewart is certified in Collaborative Law, an innovative approach to dispute resolution that discourages litigation. Mr. Stewart practices law in the areas of family law, business law, estate planning, and real estate. He has participated as a panelist in Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminars relative to family law.

Mr. Stewart is a former president of the Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Bar Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Ned J. Nakles Chapter of the American Inn of Court. Mr. Stewart is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Greensburg YMCA and a past member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA where he served three years as president. He has served as Chairman of the Annual Greensburg YMCA Partners in Youth Campaign to raise funds for needy families and individuals seeking services of the YMCA. Mr. Stewart is a member of the Greensburg Foundation Fund Distribution Committee. Mr. Stewart served four years on the Archonate of the International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, two years as board secretary. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, the Westmoreland Hospital Foundation Board, and S & T Bank Advisory Board for Westmoreland County. Mr. Stewart is a former president and former member of the Hempfield Area School Board. He has previously served the parishioners of Our Lady of Grace Church as chairman of the Project Management Committee for the construction of the new church at Our Lady of Grace.

Mr. Stewart coached basketball, softball and baseball in the West Point, Hempfield Recreation, American Legion and CYO Leagues for more than 30 years. Mr. Stewart is an avid racquetball player. He is married to Karen Dvorsky Stewart, also a lifelong resident of Westmoreland County. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart have raised seven children.

Areas of Practice

  • Family law
  • Estate planning
  • Real estate
  • Business law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Collaborative law

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1977
  • Hempfield Area High School, Graduate - 1968
  • Penn State University
    • B.A. - 1972

Classes/Seminars

  • Panelist, Family Law, Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Westmoreland County Bar Association, Board of Directors (Past President, 7 years on Board)
  • Westmoreland County Bar Association, Family Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees (Previously Co-Chaired Committees)
  • Ned J. Nakles Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Board of Directors
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section

Past Employment Positions

  • Judge Charles E. Marker, Family Court Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Westmoreland County, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Advisory Board, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
  • Advisory Board, Westmoreland Hospital Foundation Board
  • Advisory Board, S & T Bank ( Westmoreland County)
  • Board of Chapter Advisors, Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity at Penn State University
  • Former President, Hempfield Area School Board - 4 Years
  • Former Member, Hempfield Area School Board - 10 Years
  • Greensburg YMCA, Member of Board of Trustees
  • Former President, Greensburg YMCA Board of Directors -3 years
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Greensburg YMCA – 15 years
  • Greensburg Foundation Fund Distribution Committee Member
  • Former Chairman, Construction of the New Church at Our Lady of Grace, Project Management Committee
  • Former Coach, Basketball, Softball and Baseball – American Legion, Hempfield Recreation, West Point Little League and CYO
  • Advisory Board, First National Bank of Pennsylvania
  • Parishioners of Our Lady of Grace Church as a Eucharistic Minister

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Gamma Delta

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