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Thomas Lee Stewart, J.D.

Director, Trial Advocacy; Professor of Law

Courses Taught

Torts; Evidence; Evidence & Advocacy; Trial Advocacy


B.S. Southeast Missouri State University, 1982
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 1986

Practice Areas

  • Evidence
  • Products Liability
  • Torts

Publications and Media Placements

See Publication List

Honors and Awards

Stewart is a past recipient of the Lon O. Hocker Award for excellence in trial advocacy from the Missouri Bar Foundation. 

Professional Organizations and Associations

Stewart is on the teaching faculty of the Missouri Judicial College and has served as a past President of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys.

Stewart is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri. 

Community Work and Service

Thomas L. Stewart joined SLU LAW in 2009 as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Trial Advocacy program. Previously, Stewart spent the past 12 years as an adjunct professor at SLU LAW teaching Trial Advocacy and Evidence. Over the past 23 years, Stewart was actively engaged in private practice as a trial lawyer, specializing in products liability, medical negligence, class action litigation and toxic torts.

In addition to his active trial practice, Professor Stewart is a certified Neutral having served as a Mediator in over 100 cases in state and federal court.

He has guest lectured for Washington University MBA Programs, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the Lawyers' Association of St. Louis, the Missouri Bar Trial Institute, the Kessler-Edison Program for Trial Techniques at Emory University School of Law and Saint Louis University School of Medicine.