Harold L. Stewart II
“Hal” was born in Presque Isle, Maine in 1962. In 1984 he earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine. He then worked as an engineer for two years before entering law school and obtaining his J.D. in 1988 (cum laude) from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.
Hal began practicing in 1988, joining his father’s practice, Stewart Law Office, in Presque Isle. He is also admitted to Maine Bar, the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals - First Circuit. He is a member of the Maine Trial Lawyers` Association, Aroostook County Bar Association and the Maine State Bar Association. He is a Director for Katahdin Trust Company, and serves on a Panel with the Grievance Commission of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Maine State Bar Association.
Hal’s trial practice focuses on insurance defense and he has tried over a hundred cases before juries throughout the State of Maine. He also operates a title closing Company out of his Presque Isle office, Summit Title Company. In 2010, Hal merged Stewart Law Office with Marden Dubord Bernier & Stevens allowing him to expand insurance defense work to a statewide basis.
Hal continues his legal education, participating in trial advocacy seminars and conferences on a regular basis. He graduated from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Basics in Advocacy in 1991. He went on to complete the Advanced Advocacy Program in 1997. In 2011, he was an instructor with the Maine Trial Lawyer College of Advocacy. Hal is a trained and experienced mediator and arbitrator, listed with the Maine Superior Court’s roster of eligible ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) neutrals and provides ADR services as a regular part of his practice.
Hal resides in Presque Isle, Maine with his three children. He enjoys mountain biking, cross-country skiing and being
involved in his children’s sports and activities.