L. Chris Stewart is a managing Partner of Stewart, Seay & Felton Trial Attorneys, a personal injury litigation law firm. Chris handles a variety of cases including motor vehicle collisions, wrongful death, civil rights, and shootings or sexual assaults. Some of his notable results include having won over $1.1B dollars in settlements and verdicts in his career including a record $1billion premises liability rape case, a record $5.1 million negligent security settlement, the first $1.5 million jury verdict in rural Camden County, three record civil rights settlements, and Minnesota’s largest trampoline park injury settlement for $3 million dollars. Chris is also recognized worldwide for his civil rights cases including Walter Scott, a South Carolina man shot in the back on video by a police officer that settled for $6.5 million dollars, the highest in South Carolina history and led to a twenty-year prison sentence for the officer. Other clients he has represented in some of the nation’s highest profile civil rights death cases caught on camera include Alton Sterling, Deaundre Phillips, Chase Sherman, and Georgia Tech Student Scout Schultz.
Chris is regarded as one of the nation’s top civil trial lawyers. He was the first and only African-American voted the Attorney of the Year for the State of Georgia for 2016, the 2016 recipient of the R.E. Thomas Civil Rights Award, 2018 Pinnacle Leadership Award, 2014 Esquire Award, and a finalist for Nation’s Best Advocates. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer from 2011-2018, and a past President of the Gate City Bar Association.
Chris has been featured in international media including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, New York Times, Fox News and Good Morning America. Born and raised in southwest Atlanta, Chris is extremely active in the Atlanta community. He is founder of “If You Can See It, You Can Be It,” which focuses on motivating inner city elementary children to become lawyers. He is also co-founder of Project CPF, a non-profit that focuses on inner city youth and the homeless. Chris is also a board member of the Southern Center for Human Rights, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, a graduate of Xavier University (LA) with honors, Tulane University with a Masters of Science in Public Health, and Howard University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. Having overcome reading issues as a youth, Chris embodies his favorite motto “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”