Justice will be served for the family of Ahmaud Arbery, who was tragically murdered in a hate crime earlier this year. Why? Because one of the attorneys representing Arbery’s family is L. Chris Stewart Esq., a graduate of the Howard University School of Law.
Unarmed Ahmaud Arbery was minding his business on a jog 2 miles from his home in Brunswick, Georgia on February 23, when Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son, Travis, 34 terrorized, shot and killed him. A video of the tragic episode surfaced. The pair was arrested months later on May 7, charged with murder and aggravated assault.
L. Chris Stewart Esq. is a product of the Howard University School of Law, which consistently produces the world’s leading Black attorney’s such as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, Former Mayor Kasim Reed, Former Governor Douglas Wilder, civil rights leader and former Presidential Advisor Vernon Jordan and the nation’s first African American female lawyer, Charlotte E. Ray. His firm, Stewart Trial Attorneys is based in Georgia and specializes in a variety of cases including wrongful death, civil rights, shootings, and sexual assaults.
Stewart known as “Mr. Billion-Dollar Justice.” He is recognized as one of the top injury trial lawyers in Georgia. Howard University shares his achievements in a lengthy lineup of notable alumni saying, “In 2014, Chris received the Esquire Award from the National Bar Association’s Small Firms/Solo Practitioners Division for his professional achievements, numerous political/social causes affecting the African-American community, and mentorship of other attorneys. He was selected as a 2011-2015 Super Lawyer for the State of Georgia. In addition, in 2012 Chris was named on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of Who’s Who in Law as a top Georgia attorney. He was also a finalist for Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers under 40, selected for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s LEAD program for most promising future leaders in law. Chris is also a member of the Atlanta Bar Association Judicial Selection and Tenure Committee. 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.”
His practice’s website shares, more accolades, “Chris has been honored to receive numerous legal and civic awards. Attorney Stewart is one of the most decorated African-American lawyers in the country having received the 2019 Southern Center For Human Rights Vanguard Award, 2018 Julia Humbles’ Civil Rights Award, the National Bar Association’s Wiley Branton Award for Leadership, the 2018 Outstanding Citizen Award for the State of Georgia, the 2018 Georgia Senate Outstanding Public Service Proclamation, the 2018 Pinnacle Leadership Award, the 2018 Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chairman’s Award, the 2016 recipient of the R.E. Thomas Civil Rights Award, the first and only African-American voted 2016 Attorney of the Year for the State of Georgia, and the 2014 Esquire Award.”
Stewart is also a graduate of historically-Black Xavier University and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Most recent updates in the case include the release of the following statement was released from his office in conjunction with other lawyers on the case which include Ben Crump, Esq and S. Lee Merritt, Esq.:
With this award-winning HBCU-educated attorney representing the Arbery family, one can anticipate the deliverance of justice. Sincerest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Ahmaud Arbery.