Stewart Honored as Professional of the Year

John Spencer Stewart JD'71 was named Professional of the Year in Business and Corporate Law by Cambridge Who's Who, an exclusive membership organization that recognizes and empowers executives, professionals and entrepreneurs throughout the world.

Stewart is senior partner with Stewart Sokol & Gray LLC in Portland, Ore., where he is responsible for consulting with clients, lecturing for various state bar associations and representing large general contractors and developers. He has worked in the legal field for 37 years, excelling in the areas of business and commercial litigation, construction and design, surety and fidelity, and insurance coverage and defense. He was listed as one of the top lawyers in the state by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine in 2006–2008.

Stewart graduated magna cum laude from Willamette University College of Law in 1971. He is a member of the Litigation Counsel of America and the American, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska and District of Columbia bar associations.

Only two male and two female members in each discipline are named the Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year. Honorees are chosen based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements and leadership abilities.

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