Date: 5/1/2008

Miami, FL- On May 1, 2008, Portland attorney John Spencer Stewart, of Stewart Sokol & Gray, LLC was inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America at the LCA’s Spring Conference and Induction of Fellows in Miami.

Recent prominent successes for Mr. Stewart include the defense of over $7 million in claims including attorneys fees for an international prime contractor. Brought by one of the subcontractors and arising out of a project to build a $1.2 billion manufacturing plant, the trial court’s decision granting summary judgment in the prime contractor’s favor and awarding its attorney fees was recently affirmed by the Washington Court of Appeals.

In a separate case arising from a contractor’s construction of a multi-lane bridge over a river in Idaho, aggressively-litigated claims against a public owner and its private project engineer resulted in the firm recovering in excess of $1.1 million for its client.

Mr. Stewart is one of the founders of Stewart Sokol & Gray, LCC, and a current Member. His practice emphasizes commercial litigation, and construction industry and surety matters. The 2006 and 2007 Oregon Super Lawyers list Mr. Stewart as one of the top lawyers in the state, and he was previously recognized as a member of the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society by the Litigation Counsel of America.

The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.

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