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Brian K. Stewart


Mr. Stewart practices in the areas of professional liability representing architects, engineers, real estate and insurance professionals as well as general business litigation with a focus on contract disputes, and personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries. For more information about Mr. Stewart’s practice areas, please call or email him at your convenience.


The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1986)

Western Illinois University (B.A. Political Science, 1983)

Bar Admissions

California, 1986

Illinois, 1987

Court Admissions

United States District Court, Central District of California, 1986

United States District Court, Eastern District of California, 1994

United States Supreme Court, 2003

United States District Court, Southern District of California, 2014

Professional Memberships

State Bar of California

American Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association (Trustee 2004-2005)

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

American Institute of Architects (Affiliate Member, Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Chapters)

Awarded Honorable AIA – California Council designation in 2009

American Institute of Architects – California Council (ADAPT Handbook Update Committee 2003 to 2004); Legislative Affairs Committee (2004 to present)

American Institute of Architects – Los Angeles Chapter (Political Outreach Committee 2004 to 2008)

American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC – CA) Legislative Review Committee (2006 – present); Business Management & Insurance Committee (2006 – present)

Pasadena Young Lawyers (President 1990-1991)

Pasadena Bar Association (President 2002-2003)

Pasadena Bar Bulletin (Editor 1998-2002)

Recent Publications and Seminars

Big Brother Is Watching! The Self-Reporting Requirements For Architects In California

Developing Doctrine Of “Economic Loss” Defense For Design Professionals

How To Get A Design Professional To Work For Free!

Published Decisions

Greshko v. County of Los Angeles (1987) 194 Cal.App.3d 822

Markborough v. Superior Court (1991) 227 Cal.App.3d 705

Hansen Mechanical, Inc. v. Superior Court (1995) 40 Cal.App.4th 722

Paz v. State of California (2000) 22 Cal.4th 550

Mr. Stewart has also acted as amicus counsel on behalf of the following professional organizations:

  • National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC)
  • California Society of Professional Engineers (CSPE)

Practice Areas

  • Trial
  • Professional Liability
  • General Business Litigation
  • Public Entity Liability
  • Manufacturer Liability

Telephone: 626-243-1100

Email: bstewart@ccmslaw.com

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