Bob Stewart is equally comfortable and experienced in the field of Employment Law/Litigation, as well as in the field of Traditional Labor Law.
Bob has extensive employment law/litigation experience, having first chaired more than 50 cases to verdict (half jury tried - half bench tried). These cases have ranged from single plaintiff discharge cases - to multiple plaintiff hostile work environmental cases - in State Courts and in several Federal District Courts. Litigators, despite their best efforts, often end up in Appellate Courts. Bob has argued approximately 25 such cases before Appellate Courts, including the Eighth Circuit, the Seventh Circuit and the Missouri Supreme Court. Throughout his career, counseling clients on virtually all aspects of the employment relationship successfully to avoid litigation, has also been a focus.
Bob also has extensive Traditional Labor Law experience in assisting employers in dealing with labor unions. This has included preventative labor relations, NLRB appearances and trial work, handling union organizing campaigns and strikes, collective bargaining and trying arbitration cases. For example, Bob has first chaired approximately 100 collective bargaining agreements and has tried approximately 200 labor arbitrations.
Bob is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has long been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.