Joseph E. B. (Jeb) Stewart

Jeb Stewart








Joseph E. B. (Jeb) Stewart

Birmingham Office

January 27, 1967; Lexington, Virginia

Admitted to Bar:
September 1998, Alabama

Randolph-Macon College (B.A. 1990)

Cumberland School of Law (J.D. 1998)

Cumberland Law Review: Sr. Editor

• Richard & Margaret Peters Academic Scholarship

• Moot Court: Board Member; ABA National Team Member; Competitions – First Place: Shores Summer Moot Court Competition & Donworth Freshman Moot Court

• Cordell Hull Teaching Fellow

Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell.

*          Practiced law as an associate with the firm of Olschner & Hart, P.C., Birmingham, Alabama (1998-99).

*          Currently practicing law as a shareholder with Austill Lewis Pipkin & Maddox,  P.C.,  Birmingham, Alabama (with the firm since April 5, 1999; a shareholder since June 29,  2004).

Professional Associations:
Alabama State Bar; Council on Litigation Management (CLM); Defense Research Institute (DRI) (Member, Insurance Law Committee; Member Commercial General Liability Subcommittee); Alabama Defense Lawyer’s Association; Birmingham Bar Association; Montgomery Claims Association; and Alabama Trucking Association.

Specific Areas of Practice:
Civil Litigation, Insurance Defense, Trucking Law and Liability, Motor Carrier Defense, Automotive/Transportation, Insurance (Bad Faith, Fraud, E&O, and Coverage Issues), Wrongful Death, Construction Defects, Professional Malpractice, Products Liability, Consumer Claims, General Liability, Trials and appeals in all Alabama State and Federal Courts.

Reported Opinions:
Great American Ins. Co. v. Jefferson County Com’n, 776 F.Supp.2d (N.D. Ala. 2010); Ex parte Vega, 65 So. 3d 886 (Ala. 2010); King v. Cape, 907 So. 2d 1066 (Ala. Civ. App. 2005); Kaufmann & Associates, Inc. v. Davis, 908 So. 2d 246 (Ala. Civ. App. 2004); Nicholson v. McCabe, [CV-02-H-1107-S.] — F. Supp. 2d —, 2003 WL 25676476 and 2003 WL 25676474 (N.D. Ala. 2003); Poplin v. Bestway Express, 286 F.Supp 2d 1316 (M.D. 2003); Landstar Ranger v. Kent, 828 So. 2d 322 (Ala. Civ. App. 2002); Royal Ins. Co. of America, Inc. v. Whitaker Contracting Corp., 295 F.3d 1381 (11th Cir. 2002); Royal Ins. Co. of America, Inc. v. Whitaker Contracting Corp., 824 So. 2d 747 (Ala. 2002) (certified question from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals); Royal Ins. Co. of America, Inc. v. Whitaker Contracting Corp., 242 F. 3d 1035 (11th Cir. 2001); Canal Ins. Co. v. M & G Tank Lines, Inc., [No. 00-0183-AH-L, May 10, 2001], 2001 WL 530450 (S.D. Ala. 2001); American Termite & Pest Control, Inc. v. Riley, 775 So. 2d 179 (Ala. 2000).

Publications & Speeches:
Speaker at National Business Institute’s Construction Insurance and Disputes Seminar on October 9, 2012: “Analyzing the Construction Defect Claim in Alabama Under a Commercial General Liability Policy”; “Classification Limitations in Liability Insurance Policies: An Exclusion tied to the Insured’s Operations,” For the Defense Magazine, pp. 34-37 (DRI May 2012); “The Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When Preparing Coverage Opinions,” DRI Today Online Blog Post, June 9, 2011; Alabama Law Update, Richard W. Lewis & Joseph E. B. Stewart (1999-2013); “Defending an Insured in a Criminal Case: The Circumstances Under which an Insurer Should Assume this Duty,” Coast to Coast Quarterly: Transportation and Insurance Newsletter, Vol. 1 (Summer 2005) (Co-Author); “Alabama Law Concerning Spoliation of Evidence” (May 10, 2001) (Co-Author); “Principal’s Agency and Punitive Damage Liability in Light of Daisy Johnson II”, Richard W. Lewis & Joseph E. B. Stewart (2000).