Florida BAR President visits Treasure Coast
Florida BAR President John M. Stewart recently attended the St. Lucie County BAR Association’s monthly meeting. He spoke to the group of attorneys about the state of the bar, their outreach programs for Florida residents, and their disaster relief and community service efforts.
Stewart was elected as President-elect in June 2018 and sworn in during a ceremony in West Palm Beach in June 2019. Stewart earned a B.A. in public policy from the College of William and Mary in 1992. He is a Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, attained his J.D. in 1997.
A third-generation Florida lawyer, Stewart is a partner at Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver, P.L.. In his practice, he focuses on probate, real estate and contract litigation work. Stewart serves on the Bar’s Board of Governors, representing the 19th Circuit, and is on the board’s Executive Committee.
T. Charles Shafer, is a former President of the St. Lucie County Bar Association. He spent time with Stewart and thanked him for attending the meeting and providing helpful information to the local attorneys.
“I think it is extremely important to stay up to date on what the BAR is doing here in Florida. The information is helpful and allows us to better serve the community.”
Mr. Shafer has been defending those accused of crimes since 1986. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Law School. He served as an Assistant Public Defender, prior to opening his own practice in 1991. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the ARC of St. Lucie County and has been active in Special Olympics and the Exchange Club.