Craig Stewart focuses on appellate litigation and on legal strategy and complex motions in trial court litigation. He has represented clients in dozens of appeals in federal and state courts and has orally argued in the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court. His appellate practice covers a wide variety of subject matter areas, including antitrust, employment, ERISA, environmental law, land use, constitutional claims, privacy, mass torts, contract disputes, and product liability.
In the trial court, his practice focuses on complex business litigation, primarily antitrust and unfair business practice claims. He has litigated motions to dismiss, class certification and summary judgment motions, and other significant motions in major litigation. His recent experience includes defending price-fixing and monopolization cases under state and federal laws, defending unfair business practice claims under California's Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200, and defending class actions alleging violations of wage and hour laws.
Craig's pro bono experience includes representing a client seeking asylum in the United States, representing on appeal a First Amendment media coalition that successfully challenged a restriction on public viewing of executions, representing a fair housing organization that successfully challenged discriminatory rental practices, and representing an inmate who obtained a federal court injunction against a restrictive prison mail policy.