Maria C. Stewart


​​Attorney Stewart practices in Kentucky and Tennessee, appearing on behalf of creditors on debtor/creditor matters and property owners on landlord/tenant matters.

Past Practice Focuses:

  • Consumer bankruptcy representing debtors

  • Contract review and advising, drafting, and/or negotiating

  • Real estate

Past Court Appointment Work:

  • Child dependency, neglect, and/or abuse. Guardian ad litem (GAL) for the child/children or court appointed counsel representing a parent or other adult party. In cases where termination of parental rights (TPR) was recommended to be in the child/children's best interest, attorney Stewart was re-appointed for TPR proceedings. If the child/children were, then later adopted, if attorney Stewart served as the child/children's guardian ad litem (GAL), attorney Stewart was, again, re-appointed for the adoption proceedings.

  • Conservatorship and/or guardianship. Court appointed counsel or guardian ad litem (GAL).

  • Warning order attorney. Locate and serve pro se defendants, thereby allowing a civil legal matter to move forward.

  • Kentucky, 2010

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2010

  • Tennessee, 2016

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, 2016

  • Postdoctoral Graduate Coursework, 2020  |  Western Kentucky University

    • ​​Advanced Organizational Behavior

    • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2003 to 2006  |  Samford University

    • Spirit of Service Award for substantial Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service hours performed on-site at YWCA Central Alabama.

    • Women in Law. Treasurer. Secretary. Mentor. Mentee. Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure Team.

    • Tennessee Student Bar Association. Secretary.

    • John Cabler Corbitt Memorial Scholarship recipient

  • Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course, 1999  |  Southern Nevada School of Real Estate

    • Nevada Real Estate Division Salesperson License issued 1999. 

  • Postbaccalaureate Coursework, 1996 to 1997  |  University of Nevada Las Vegas

    • Business Law II

    • Commerce

    • Intermediate Accounting I

    • Interpersonal Communications

    • Managerial Information Systems

    • Principles of Managerial Finance

  • Postbaccalaureate Coursework, 1994 to 1995 |  Troy University 

    • ​Business Communications and Report Writing

    • Business Information Systems

    • Business Law I

    • Business Statistics I

    • Principles of Accounting I

    • Principles of Accounting II

    • Principles of Management

    • Principles of Marketing

    • Production Management

  • Bachelor of Science, 1992 to 1994  |  Troy University

    • Honors Graduate: Magna Cum Laude

    • ​Major: Broadcast Journalism

    • Minor: Sociology

    • Society of Professional Journalists, student chapter

  • 1991 to 1992  |  Middle Tennessee State University

    • Major: Broadcast Journalism

    • Minor: Sociology

    • MTSU-TV

      • On-Air Talent

      • ​Field Reporter

    • Alpha Delta Pi sorority

Professional organizations
  • Bowling Green - Warren County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors, 2012 to 2015
      • Community Relations Chair
        • Semi-Annual Red Cross Blood Drive
        • Annual durable foods drive
        • Annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Challenge

  • Kentucky Bar Association