- Architects & Engineers
- Crisis Management
- Data Security & Cyber Liability
- Insurance Agents & Brokers
- Intellectual Property
- Real Estate & Development
- Miscellaneous Professions
- Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices
- Product Liability
- Real Property
- Real Estate Professionals
|Contact Info||Telephone: 213.330.8830|
|University ||Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., 1993 Order of Omega|
|Law School||Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1996 Editor - Saint Louis Transatlantic Law Journal|
|Admitted||1996, Illinois; California; 1996, U.S. District Court, Central, Northern and Southern Districts of California; U.S. District Court, Central and Northern Districts of Illinois|
Ian Stewart handles complex litigation in both state and federal courts, where he frequently defends catastrophic multi-party litigation. He focuses his practice on product liability, professional liability and general liability matters. Ian's practice also involves the defense of intellectual property litigation and data privacy/security claims.
Ian is committed to early case assessment and proactive litigation management by working within his clients' litigation guidelines, staying within budget, and appropriately distributing work among partners, associates and paralegals. He has cultivated long-term relationships by regularly visiting his clients to develop a keen understanding of their businesses, enabling him to develop effective solutions to their legal needs.
Ian is a proponent of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). He serves as a pro bono mediator with the Los Angeles Superior Court ADR Department, and previously served as national chair of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance's ADR Committee. He has developed courses on negotiation strategy and ADR bargaining tactics.
Areas of Focus
Ian has successfully defended a variety of product liability matters involving products manufactured in the United States and abroad. These include recreational vehicles, industrial machinery, drugs and medical devices, amusement park rides, sporting goods and consumer products. He currently serves as national chair of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance's Product Liability Committee.
In the professional liability area, Ian focuses on the defense of architects/engineers and miscellaneous specialty risks, including data privacy and cyber liability matters. He also performs contract reviews for design professionals.
Ian has defended numerous security and premises liability matters for hotels, commercial property owners, condominium associations and retailers. He also handles general liability matters involving sports and school-related risks.
A growing area of Ian's practice involves the representation of insureds and carriers in intellectual property litigation involving trademark and trade dress infringement claims, trade libel, unfair competition claim and internet domain disputes.
Memberships & Affiliations
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance: national chair;
Product Liability Committee; past national chair;
ADR Committee Los Angeles County Superior Court ADR Department, settlement officer
Awards & Distinctions
Settlement Officer, Los Angeles County Superior Court ADR Dept.
Council on Litigation Management (CLM), National Chair - Product Liability Committee
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Court Confirms the Limited Duty of an Insurance Broker to Procure Only Coverage Requested by the Insured
John R. Clifford,Edward P. Garson,Ian A. Stewart, November 11, 2013
Recently, in San Diego Assemblers v. Work Comp for Less Insurance Services, Inc. (October 4, 2013, CA Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District), the court upheld the granting of summary judgment on behalf of a broker on the grounds that it breached no legal duty to its client. The court rejected...
California Appellate Court Confirms Cap on Past Medical Expenses Applies to Medicare Payments and Should Be Imposed before Further Reductions for Contributory Negligence
John R. Clifford,Edward P. Garson,Laura P. Kelly,Ian A. Stewart, May 1, 2013
In Luttrell v. Island Pacific Supermarkets, Inc. (April 8, 2013, A134089), California’s First District Court of Appeal held that Howell v. Hamilton Meats & Provisions, Inc. (2011) 52 Cal.4th 541 specifically applies to limit a plaintiff’s recovery of past medical expenses to the...
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