Skip to main content

Jonathan Micah Stewart

Personal injury Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

5.0   27 reviews

also known as SMT LEGAL, SMT LEGAL

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 22 years
    West Virginia - WV 2 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active Attorney - Current No misconduct found

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

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.

    23 years

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

    23 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.

    23 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.

    23 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. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2014
Client's Choice
2023 2014
Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor
2014

Photos and videos

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
5 Star
 
96%
4 Star
 
4%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You
The service that SMT Legal and Johnathan Stewart provided me after a car accident left me with a totaled car and a severe concussion was phenomenal. They kindly walked me through the details of the lawsuit and explained everything I inquired about with thorough, but easy to understand, detail. Johnathan helped me earn the most money possible for my claim and I would heartily recommend him to anyone who needs his services.
Read less
Posted by Alida | December 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Very pleased with everything they did for me very professional and showed concern for my well being and I am very appreciative for that.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms.
Mr. Stewart was available and spoke to me during my initial call to his office. He was very professional and explained the legal process involved in an injury case. His staff gave me instructions on what information I needed to provide, confirmed the circumstances were as described, summarized it accurately, and he reviewed everything with me before submitting it to the responsible insurance agency. He then worked to achieve a favorable settlement.
Read less
Posted by Laura | October 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
House Fire 2022
We retained Jonathan Stewart of SMT Legal and it was the best decision we ever made. We lost everything to a house fire on Christmas Eve morning, Dec. 24, 2022. I initially contacted Jonathan for a product liability claim due to the source of our fire coming from our 2 month old pellet stove. Jonathan took the time to explain PA product liability law. He gave us examples of what we could do regarding our home owners policy and it became quite evident that we had a lot to learn about home owner insurance. Jonathan walked us through our policy. He was able to explain policy language and made sure we received our maximum benefits. He was easy to work with. He responded promptly to our questions and he kept us up to date every step of the way. Do not go through insurance policies alone, get representation!
Read less
Posted by Eric | October 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best legal Team around
Jonathan Stewart could not have been any better, but he was he went above and beyond to handle my case and eased my mind so I can rest and recover after my accident and what the help of Tracey she kept me up-to-date and informed on the progress I could not have asked For better team . Thank you again and I’m happy I put my trust in you
Read less
Posted by Edie | September 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I was hit by a car while walking home from work January 2022. It was the worst most painful day of my Life. Attorney Jonathan Stewart of SMT Legal worked with me in such an amazing way and we had a wonderful result and compensation for my case. Look no further, Jonathan Stewart is by far is the Best personal injury lawyer you will ever find. Jonathan Stewart is Amazing, with his Compassion, Knowledge, Collaboration and he and the SMT staff goes above and beyond. I will say with great affection and appreciation. you are an Angel.
Read less
Posted by Philip | September 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SMT Legal - Great Team with Phenomenal Outcomes
In November of 2021 (two days before thanksgiving) I was in a pretty severe rear-end collision while sitting in traffic. It left me concussion and a deep laceration on my forehead that extended beyond the hairline. It also greatly hindered my ability to work at my new job I had started in October. Thankfully, I had a friend who had previously recommended Jonathan at SMT Legal and talked about what a phenomenal experience she had. When my concussion symptoms got really bad, my family and I reached out to him and his team and they led us through every step of the process. He helped explain the intricacies of all the related laws and procedures and pointed me in the direction of all the different medical professionals I needed to see to ensure my case covered all the bases and was ready if it needed to go to trial. To skip to the end, how everything turned out greatly exceeded my expectations. I’m truly thankful and grateful for Jonathan and his team and would highly recommend them if you’re going through the aftermath of an accident where you’ve been injured. I know they truly and deeply care about their clients, their well being, and getting them the compensation they deserve. Couldn’t speak more highly of this team of professionals.
Read less
Posted by Mildred | July 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely satisfied customer
I am an 80 year old widowed female living alone. After my automobile accident, I was totally confused as to what to do next. The firm of SMT Legal was referred to me and I was introduced to Attorney Jonathan Stewart. He immediately took charge of my claim and assured me I would be compensated to the best of his ability. He more than did this and I am extremely satisfied. I would highly recommend him and his firm to anyone.
Read less
Response from Jonathan Stewart August 18, 2023
Millie, it was a pleasure working for you. Stay in touch.
Posted by Madyson | July 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience with a very professional lawyer
Jonathan Stewart did an amazing job working with me throughout the entirety of my case. He fought for me with every bit of effort he could and left me with wonderful results. I am very satisfied with my outcome and also very pleased to get the opportunity to work with him through tough times.
Response from Jonathan Stewart August 18, 2023
Madyson, thank you for the very kind words. I am very happy we were able to get you a good result. You deserve it! Take care and let us know if you need anything in the future.
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.
Read less
Posted by Minister | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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.
Read less
Posted by Robert | January 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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.
Read less
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.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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!!!!
Read less
Posted by Richard | February 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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.
Read less
Posted by Laura | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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.
Read less
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.
Read less
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!
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

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

Resume

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
View all work experience

Education

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

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Fontana v Desai
  • Tried to Verdict: Award to Plaintiff $1,700,557.50
  • Siperstein's v. PPG
  • Favorable to Owner client
  • Ms. Doe v. Mr. Doe
  • $175,000.00
View all legal cases

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
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • 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
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Personal Injury Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • WDGA
  • Distinguised Meritorious Service Award
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2008
View all awards

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • The Brain and TBI: What Attorneys need to know
  • CLE
  • 2022
  • Litigating Civil Cases: Doctor and Attorney Perspectives
  • CLE
  • 2019
  • Litigating Civil Cases from Start to Finish
  • CLE
  • 2019
  • 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
View all speaking engagements

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."
View more endorsements
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Litigation
Personal injury
Criminal defense
Personal injury
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury
Personal injury

Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2014
Top Contributor

Jonathan earned significant contribution points in 2014.

134 Legal Answers 0 Legal Guides
Pittsburgh Personal injury Lawyer Jonathan Micah Stewart
Jonathan Micah Stewart
Personal injury Attorney
Pittsburgh, PA
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available