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Stewart H. Thomas

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Stewart H. Thomas

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Stewart is a 4th-generation Dallas attorney. His diverse practice ranges from serving as a professional independent trustee, resolving business contracts and tort disputes, major family squabbles; family estate and succession planning; securities litigation and intellectual property violations; business divorces, and real estate feuds.

Stewart also serves as a general counsel, trustee, and executor to several prominent Texas families, advising and handling a wide variety of unique legal matters. Stewart reclaimed the intellectual property rights for Sammy Davis Jr.’s Estate and, several years ago, recovered a clients’ priceless Picasso painting.

Stewart has tried cases, both as plaintiff and defendant, in the state and federal courts of Texas, Colorado, California, and New York. Stewart represents some of Dallas’ most prominent citizens, some of the worlds’ largest corporations, and a whole lot of everyday folks who need someone to stand up and fight for them.

Stewart is a keen strategist, draftsman, and diplomat, and he enjoys writing, oral presentations, and providing valuable, honest counsel, often over a hot plate of enchiladas.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully defended filmmaker Errol Morris in suit brought by witness in award-winning film The Thin Blue Line
  • Represented US beneficiaries in Isle of Man Court to repatriate Isle of Man Trust assets
  • Defended clients against the Securities and Exchange Commission in Southern District of New York
  • Serves as litigation coordinator of multi-firm legal team defending clients against US government in multiple domestic and international courts
  • Successfully defended private equity firm in suit brought by investors
  • Litigated and settled multiple claims against prominent estate in probate court
  • Successfully reclaimed a client’s Picasso painting
  • Sued to recover Sammy Davis Jr.‘s intellectual property rights to his Estate

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Certified Independent Trustee
  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • Recognized as “Texas Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters
  • Life Fellow - Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow - Dallas Bar Foundation

Community Involvement

  • President - All Angels Foundation
  • Chairman - Jubilee Park and Community Center

”Your mental acuity under enormous pressure and your ability to make tactical decisions, all the while charming the jury, were keys to our success. These skills, along with your obvious expertise and knowledge of the law, served me extremely well.”

— Deborah Gunter