J. David Stewart - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

J. David Stewart

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 205-521-8368

David Stewart is the chair of the firm's Governmental Affairs Practice Group. He is also a member of the Economic Development Practice Group. While based in the firm's Birmingham office, he regularly represents clients before the executive and legislative branches in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery, Alabama. He also advises clients on federal and state campaign finance and ethics laws.

Following David’s graduation from Washington and Lee, he worked in Washington, DC for Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama. After leaving Washington to attend the University of Virginia Law School, David returned home to Birmingham to join Bradley Arant Rose & White (now Bradley Arant Boult Cummings) and work with Luther Strange, who is now the Attorney General of Alabama.

David's for-profit clients have ranged in size from privately-held startups to Fortune 500 companies. For his advocacy practice, David's representation has focused on energy, environment, transportation/infrastructure, international trade, health care, appropriations, civic justice reform, immigration, manufacturing, homeland security, and economic development issues. David also has extensive experience representing non-profit entities, particularly municipalities and educational institutions, seeking federal and state appropriations, grants and other investments. As part of this representation, he also provides economic development advice to clients.

David’s other primary focus is advising clients regarding federal, state and local campaign finance and ethics laws. David assists clients with the establishment and administration of political programs, including the formation of political action committees (PACs) and compliance with campaign finance laws. David also advises clients on how to develop effective internal programs to comply with lobbying and gift laws. David is currently co-chairing the American Bar Association’s Governmental Affairs Subcommittee that is developing an online compendium of lobbying and gift laws.

University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. Washington & Lee UniversityBA
American Bar AssociationAlabama State Bar AssociationBusiness Council of AlabamaBirmingham Business AllianceAmerican League of LobbyistsWashington & Lee University Alumni Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, District of Columbia

Office Location

One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Government Relations Practice of the Birmingham Metro Area
J. David Stewart has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Government Relations Practice