Maria C. Stewart

PRACTICE

​​Practice focused on creditors' rights. 

Previous practice areas:

  • Consumer bankruptcy
  • Contract drafting, review, advising, and/or negotiating
  • Court appointed:
    • Adoptions (guardian ad litem)
    • Child dependency/neglect/abuse (guardian ad litem for the child/children or court appointed counsel representing a parent or other adult party)
    • Guardianship and/or conservatorship (court appointed counsel)
    • Termination of parental rights (guardian ad litem for the child/children or court appointed counsel representing a parent)
    • Warning order attorney (locating and providing notice to defendants so that civil court actions may move forward)​
  • Industrial hemp
  • Real estate​​

​Licenses and ADMISSIONS TO PRACTICE LAW
  • Kentucky, 2010

  • Tennessee, 2016

  • United States District Court
    • Western District of Kentucky, 2010
    • Middle District of Tennessee, 2016

EDUCATION
  • 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 Birmingham YWCA.

    • 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

COMMUNITY
  • Gallatin First United Methodist Church

  • Gallatin Chamber of Commerce

  • Western Kentucky University Adjunct Instructor

  • Sumner County Bar Association

  • Lawyers Association for Women- Marion Griffin Chapter- Nashville, Tennessee
    • ​Sustaining Member

  • ​Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women- Nashville, Tennessee

  • Nashville Bar Association

  • Kentucky Bar Association

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • Bowling Green - Warren County Bar Association
    • ​Board of Directors, 2012 to 2015
      • ​Community Relations Chair
        • ​Semiannual Red Cross Blood Drive
        • Annual Salvation Army Food Drive