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Craig H Stewart

Craig H Stewart

Of Counsel
New Orleans, Louisiana

Craig H. Stewart, Of Counsel to Leger & Shaw, was born in Houma, Louisiana on October 31, 1965. He is a loving husband, father of five, and member of St. Peter Baptist Church. Before attending law school, Stewart was Deputy Sheriff for the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office. In this position, Stewart was Narcotics Investigator and was assigned to the Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Sheriff's Association Narcotics Task Force.

He graduated from Grambling State University in 1986, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and an Associate in Science Degree in Law Enforcement. Stewart earned his Juris Doctor degree from Southern University in 1995, where he served on Moot Court Board and was the Associate Editor of Southern Law Review.

Stewart is admitted to practice law before Louisiana Courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Western, and Middle Districts of Louisiana. Stewart is a member of the New Orleans, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana State, and Federal Bar Associations.

Stewart is an experienced and accomplished trial attorney. Steward has served as Assistant District Attorney for the 23rd Judicial District since 2008 as a Senior Trial Attorney. In this position, Stewart represents the State of Louisiana in Criminal District Court, prosecutes felony offenses, manages three felony sections, and tries jury cases for attempted murder, armed robbery, burglary, and drug offenses. Stewart also has had his own practice, Stewart Law Firm, since 2005, where he performs all aspects of general practice and civil litigation with a focus in maritime, admiralty and personal injury law.

Mr. Stewart also finds time to serve his community. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Terrebonne General Medical Center since 2008. He is also currently a member of the Houma-Terrebonne Airport Commission. Stewart served as a member of the Terrebonne Economic Development Corporation from 2007 until 2009. He also served as a member of the Terrebonne Parish Home Rule Charter Commission from 2004 until 2005.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: Who's Who Among American Law Students, 13th, 14th, and 15th Editions
    • Honors: National Dean's List, 1993, 1994, 1995
    • Law Review: Southern University Law Center Law Review, Staff Writer, The Public Defender
  • Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana
    • A.S. - 1986
    • Major: Law Enforcement

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member
  • New Orleans Bar Association, Member
  • Terrebonne Parish Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Terrebonne General Medical Center, Member of Board of Directors, 2008 - Present
  • Houma - Terrebonne Airport Commission, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Terrebonne Economic Development Corporation, Member, 2007 - 2009
  • Terrebonne Parish Home Rule Charter Commission, Member, 2004 - 2005
  • Student Bar Association, Southern University Law Center, Former Executive Board Member
  • International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association
  • Louisiana Sheriff's Association, Narcotics Task Force
  • Omega Psi Phi International Fraternity Incorporated

Past Employment Positions

  • Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office, Deputy Sheriff, 1988 - 1992
  • Law Offices of Jerald P. Block, Associate, 1995 - 1997
  • 32ND JDC Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender, 1997
  • Law Offices of Craig H. Stewart, Solo Practitioner, 1997 - 1998
  • Law Offices of Richard A. Breaux, Associate, 1998
  • Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government, City Prosecutor, 1997 - 1998
  • United States Attorney's Office, Assistant United States Attorney, 1999 - 2002
  • 17TH JDC Public Defender's Office, Assistant Public Defender, 2002 - 2003
  • Federal Criminal Justice Act Indigent Panel, Panel Attorney, 2002 - 2004
  • Carolyn A. McNabb & Associates, Assistant Parish Attorney, 2002 - 2004
  • Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2004 - 2005
  • Stewart Law Firm, Solo Practitioner, 2005-Present
  • 23RD Judicial District, Assistant District Attorney, 2008-Present