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Jonathan Micah Stewart

Personal injury Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

4.9   18 reviews

also known as SMT LEGAL, SMT LEGAL


Licensed for 21 years

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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    35%
    I have been helping people with personal injury claims for over 18 years and in that time handled over 1000 clients' claims and lawsuits against many different defendants.

    22 years

  2. Car accident
    25%
    Each year I represent hundreds of people involved in car accidents.

    22 years

  3. Trucking accident
    25%
    Trucking accidents require a specific set of skills and knowledge to properly advocate. I have significant experience in these cases.

    22 years

  4. Wrongful death
    15%
    Unfortunately every year I am asked to represent the heirs and estate of those who are tragically killed in all types of accidents; car accidents, trucking accidents, industrial accidents, motorcycle accidents, etc. There are many enhanced concerns involved in evaluating and properly representing heirs and estates of those who have died due to the negligence of others. I have significant experience in these matters.

    22 years

INJURED? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION FROM A COMPASSIONATE ATTORNEY? I CAN HELP.

Close to twenty years ago I lost a good friend and two close family members in a tragic car accident caused by the negligence of others.  My brother was the lone survivor but suffered extensive injuries.  I personally witnessed the hardship this caused my family and the other families involved.  For the past 18 years I have been fortunate and privileged to represent others, like my friend and family members, who have been injured or even killed, through no fault of their own.  Nothing makes me happier than to make a difference in their lives, and the lives of their family members by aggressively pursuing the compensation that they rightly deserve. I represent people. 

Client's Choice 2014
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Top Contributor 2014
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Licensed for 21 years
State WV
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 12/28/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
Jonathan received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2014
Posted by Seth | July 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Proficient, and Personable
Attorney Jonathan Stewart and his entire staff was REMARKABLE from start to finish. They always answered my questions quickly and professionally no matter how many I needed to ask. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable and efficient staff to handle my case. Honestly, I am an anxious person, but I was kept informed of every decision and I was put at ease throughout the duration of my case. Jonathan always made sure to ask how I was doing and how my family was doing, like he was a lifelong friend. I would highly recommend Stewart, Murray and Associates to anyone who has a case that needs to be handled proficiently with the greatest of care.
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Posted by Minister | March 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
Attorney Jonathan Stewart’s Legal Services were exponentially superior from the beginning to the end of my Motor Vehicle Accident Case. He was able to negotiate to the fullest, and Attorney Stewart is absolutely trustworthy, to say the least! I would highly recommend Stewart, Murray and Associates because they not only work with excellence to get one the highest compensation, but they exercise Integrity as well which, unfortunately, is a rarity these days. One can NEVER go wrong by choosing Stewart, Murray and Associates for their Legal Needs.
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Posted by Robert | January 8, 2019
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Author/ inventor
Jonathan Stewart was the ultimate professional attorney. I have been in four different car accidents (none of which were my fault) and have had four different attorneys. My first three settlements did not go as well as I thought they should. Finding Stewart, Murray and Associates was the best possible thing that could have happened to me. I received an extremely fair settlement for my last car accident. Jonathan (and his staff) guided me throughout my case with honesty and knowledge. I would seriously recommend that anyone looking for a law firm to look no further then Stewart, Murray and Associates.
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Posted by Hannah | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great support!
Jonathan Stewart and his office were great supports in my journey. It was my first car accident, and I was utterly overwhelmed -- he walked me through the procedure and ensured I was well taken care of. He even spoke to my insurance on my behalf. Thank you for making a complicated process much more comfortable.
Posted by Ginny | December 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stewart Murray & Associates
I recently contacted Stewart Murray & Associates after I was involved in a motor vehicle accident. I had the great pleasure of working with Jonathan Stewart, the lawyer who would take on my case. Not only was Jonathan a friendly, hard working individual, but his staff was just as great! Jonathan and his associates were excellent with my claim. I was updated with any information in a timely manor by he himself. Anytime I had a question or needed something explained to me more thoroughly, Jonathan or one of his associates was quick to respond. Jonathan was also extremely hard working and always on his toes. My claim was settled with two insurance companies in 13 months! I was very pleased and thought wow that was quick! I highly recommend Stewart & Murray Associates. I was extremely pleased and satisfied with my experience and have recommended them to a few people since my accident.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Very professional and helpful .Answered all my questions. Keep me we informed. Did a GREAT JOB
Posted by Gladys | August 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs.Gladys L. Nesbit, RN(ret)
Mr. Stewart, and associates, were very thorough in asking me about my injury and my expected out come. They thoroughly checked my questions, answers and what I was to expect from them. My expectations were rewarded with all my bills being taken care of, my doctor visits were timely and doctor outcomes investigated. Thanks to Mr. Stewart, Mr. Murray and Ms. O'Donnell, I am recuperating on schedule with no due alarm. Being a retired RN, they followed all protocol for my recovery..Thank you all!!!!
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Posted by Richard | February 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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the best
I was involved in an auto accident. I was taken to hospital and released into therapy. After speaking with the insurance adjuster, I realized I needed representation. I reached out to two of the biggest firms, only to be told "get back to them if I had any major injury". I searched the internet for personal injury attorneys. I gave Stewart Murray & Associates a call. In no time at all Jonathan called me back. I explained my case to him, and without hesitation he agreed to take my case. My injuries turned out to be much worse than I originally thought. He made no promises other than to do the best job he could. I would just like to state that Jonathan Stewart and his staff far exceeded my expectations. My wife and I were treated professionally and with extreme courtesy. We will never use another firm for any legal matters going forward. Honestly, it felt liked dealing with friends. He secured the maximum amount of money for us.
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Posted by Laura | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Compassionate, yet aggressive attorney
Jonathan represented me in a rear end car accident and I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. First and foremost, Jonathan was very compassionate to my situation and took a proactive approach to my representation. I was not sure what to expect from the case, but I definitely received more than I thought I would. He was extremely aggressive with the insurance company and made sure I was completely happy with the results. Another thing I liked about Jonathan was that he kept me informed about the case all along the way. He promptly returned my calls and made me feel like a priority to him even though my case was not a major one.
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Posted by Sara | November 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Amazing!!!!
Jonathan is an amazing lawyer yes, but he is an even better human being who genuinely cares about his clients. If you are recovering from an accident, focus on your recovery and leave the paperwork to Jonathan and his staff. You are in great, capable hands with Stewart, Murray, and Associates and they will be worth every penny you pay!! Thank you seems inadequate, but I know my recovery was so much easier with the peace of mind that Jonathan was advocating on my behalf. Do yourself a favor and let him take on your case too, it will be the best decision you make.
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Posted by Rachel | March 24, 2014
Exceptional Attorney
I was referred to Jonathan Stewart after my automobile accident, and I am extremely thankful. Attorney Stewart and his team were very courteous, prompt, knowledgeable and genuinely concerned about my recovery. I received all the medical attention I needed, and Jonathan worked to negotiate a fair settlement for my case. Highly recommended!
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Posted by D.J. | March 21, 2014
Personal Injury
Weather you are hiring a contractor or obtaining legal representation, you never really know what the outcome is going to be until you get there. Attorney's need to be more than a verbal bully in an expensive suit. A gifted tongue is one thing, a punch line machine is another. I knew that I found "my attorney" in the first meeting. Good questions come from experience. Presence comes from success. My family's well being is my first priority and I felt that it was there's as well. If you are in need of representation, your list of firms to call can be narrowed down to one.
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Posted by Joseph | February 14, 2014
IF THE TRUTH BE TOLD!
I was an accident victim on a construction site, and during recovery, and since then, speaking with many that were in similar situations, we all agree. While we were in the suffering mode, everything takes too long! Our lawyers are too slow, the insurance companies are too slow, our court system is too slow, and our settlements are too slow, and we heal and recover MUCH too slow. What matters most when you are finally through the storms, the physical and mental sufferings and fears, is the FINANCIAL SETTLEMENT for your sufferings, the times out of work, the medical bills, medications, rehab, loans and so on. I can honestly say, I am completely satisfied with my monetary settlement. It was more than expected, and that's the bottom line. We deserve to be compensated! I still call Attorney Stewart from time to time for recommendations and/or referrals for other legal matters. And yes, I would, and have, highly recommended him to others.
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Posted by Dave W. | February 13, 2014
High recomendation!
I would highly recommend Attorney Stewart. Mr. Stewart handled a personal injury case I went through with professionalism and care. At the time, I didn't understand what options I had and this injury severely impacted my life and future. Mr. Stewart navigated the case through litigation, but also through my medical issues. He cares on a personal level that I didn't expect from a lawyer. Hopefully my family and I never have an accident like that again, but if we do Jonathan will be our first call.
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Posted by Lucy | February 12, 2014
One of Pittsburgh's finest Attorney's
Attorney Stewart was willing to represent my daughter and myself on very short notice. He is very personable. He made us feel comfortable and confident the end results would be in our favor. He kept us informed of everything that was going on. With his expertise we were able to get the results we were looking for.
Posted by Bill | February 11, 2014
Ethical, hard working and efficient.
While visiting Pittsburgh from out of state, my wife and I were involved in a head-on car accident. We both suffered multiple injuries and had to undergo multiple surgeries. We did not know any civil attorneys in the area, and had no desire to retain an attorney that advertised on television. Our belief was that attorneys that advertised for traffic accident victims/clients, had only their own interests in mind and not those of their clients. After telephoning a couple of other attorneys (we were unable to visit in person due to hospitalization/nursing home), we contacted Jonathan. After some conversation regarding the accident and our injuries, Jonathan agreed to represent us. Jonathan remained in contact with us during our six month recovery in Pennsylvania. It was always easy to reach him by phone while we were in Pittsburgh and after we returned to our home state. He promptly responded to any questions that we had. He assisted us by speaking to our medical insurance company and the nursing home regarding some unpaid medical bills before our lawsuit was settled. After our recovery and rehabilitation was complete, Jonathan negotiated a fair settlement for our damages. We are very appreciative of his competence and efforts in representing us.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2014
Great lawyer; Even a better person
Mr. Stewart is a great lawyer and even a better person. He is very knowledgeable of the legal system, and provides multiple avenues for an individual(s) to take during legal proceedings. He has kept very reasonable contact with me and provides news and notes regarding my court case in a timely fashion. I highly recommend him!! Words cannot describe how wonderful of an attorney and person that Mr. Stewart is. Period.
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Posted by Carl Clemons | March 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very Reliable
Jonathan is a great lawyer as well as person in general. John helped me & my mom in an injury she received at a company due to its negligence. I respect the fact that he told us both the pros and cons of the case & insured my mom understood everything. It goes a long way with me when a person focuses more on the person and not the financial gain in a situation. Excellent lawyer as well as firm!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 15%-40%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • SMT LEGAL
  • 2001 - Present
  • Owner
  • 24-7 Settlement Services, LLC
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Point Park University
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Councilman
  • Borough of Homestead
  • 2004 - 2010
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Education

  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • M. A.
  • 2015
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Siperstein's v. PPG
  • Favorable to Owner client
  • Ms. Doe v. Mr. Doe
  • $175,000.00
  • Mr. Jones v. Industrial Corporation
  • $1.5 Milllion
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Associations

  • Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 2021 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Civil Litigation Section Council
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2016 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Personal Injury Lawyer Assoc
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • President's Club Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • America's Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Personal Injury Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • WDGA
  • Distinguised Meritorious Service Award
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2008
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury: The Ultimate Guide
  • CLE
  • 2018
  • Practical skills you don't learn in law school - A potential client walks in the door – Now what?
  • Skills Training for Young Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Classroom Series
  • Practicing Plaintiff's Law
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (27)
Endorse Jonathan
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a very professional and skilled attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is a highly skilled and compassionate advocate."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is a very awesome and experienced trial lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Other
"This attorney strives to always represent clients the best way possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan has an excellent reputation in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Personal injury Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan Micah Stewart is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very, very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is exceptionally well respected in the legal community, is a wonderful attorney to work with and genuinely cares about each of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Stewart is a highly experienced and well respected member of the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Stewart is a top notch ,well qualified attorney. His clients like him and his legal opponents respect him."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Jonathan as an adversary on a case during my days as an Assistant District Attorney. If the site would allow, I would endorse Jonathan for both Criminal Defense and Personal Injury. Jonathan immediately gained my respect as an honest lawyer who was thoroughly prepared. After several more meetings and several more cases, during which I came to respect him as a lawyer and colleague, we became friends. Jonathan possesses the rare ability to get the opposing lawyer to feel sympathy for his clients despite facts that may go against them. His engaging personality, disarming wit and ease as a conversationalist works well for his clients but also allowed for a simple transition into a friendship. Now having come to know Jonathan on a personal basis, I know why working hard for his clients is one of his callings in life. He truly has a compassion for people, an ability to understand their plight, and the talent to explain that convincingly to adversaries."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is passionate about the practice of law and is an excellent lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan for his breadth of knowledge and commitment to client satisfaction. Jonathan works tirelessly to ensure his clients get the best result possible under any circumstances."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a force to be reckoned with in legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
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Pittsburgh Personal injury Lawyer Jonathan Micah Stewart
Jonathan Micah Stewart
Personal injury Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available