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JACKSON, Miss. – Adams and Reese’s G. Austin Stewart, Special Counsel in the firm’s Jackson office, has been honored as this year’s Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar Association over the weekend.

The award, which was presented on Friday, July 14, by YLD President Jenny Tyler Baker during the Mississippi Bar’s Annual Meetings in the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Sandestin, Fla., is given annually in recognition of one attorney’s service to the profession, community and state. The Outstanding Young Lawyer distinction is one of two honors for Stewart during the annual meeting as he was part of a team that was recognized with the Mission First Legal Aid Clinic’s Distinguished Service Award for pro bono services in a number of cases for Mission First clients.

“Austin is very deserving of this honor,” said C. Phillip Buffington, Jr., Partner in Charge of the firm’s Jackson office. “We are fortunate to have such an outstanding attorney and incredible person as a member of our firm,”

Stewart, who serves as the Seminars Committee Chair of the Young Lawyers Division, joined Adams and Reese in 2015 and has been practicing law since 2007. Experienced in diverse litigation matters – including insurance, personal injury, mass tort, landlord/tenant law and premises liability – Stewart was part of the Class of 2017’s Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum. He was also named Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Stars in Civil Litigation Defense in 2016 and was tabbed a Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star in 2015.

He presently concentrates a majority of his practice on complex litigation, including products liability defense, mass tort litigation and commercial litigation. Stewart also serves on the Young Professional Steering Committee of the Madison County Business League & Foundation.

Stewart received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi, in 2007, and he graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College, in 2004.