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Stewart R. Pollock
100 Shockoe Slip, 4th Floor,
Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 421-6250
(804) 421-6251 (fax)
spollock@moranreevesconn.com

Stewart R. Pollock

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Stewart R. Pollock
100 Shockoe Slip, 4th Floor,
Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 421-6250
(804) 421-6251 (fax)
spollock@moranreevesconn.com

Stewart R. Pollock practices in the firm’s litigation section, where his work includes business litigation, product liability defense, toxic torts, and commercial real estate. He has appeared in courts across the country on behalf of businesses, individuals, and government entities in the full range of simple to complex civil matters. Because of the broad scope of his practice areas, Stewart understands how claims or defenses asserted in one action may impact parallel litigation so that he can identify and anticipate consequences and develop a comprehensive, cost effective, and intentional litigation strategy at the outset of each case.

Stewart represents a broad range of clients in cases involving premises liability, personal injury, construction contracts and defects, real estate transfers and leases, and environmental claims. Whether it’s a simple dispute for non-payment of invoices, multi-party construction defect, environmental contamination, or multi-million dollar commercial property fraud claim, he has the experience necessary to vigorously litigate while guiding the client through the uncertainties of the legal process.

Stewart has also been successful with high-stakes complex civil litigation, including numerous class actions, multi-district litigation, and mass torts. Much of his practice at Moran Reeves Conn focuses on defending products liability claims, where he litigates high-profile cases involving  auto, agricultural, and industrial component manufacturers in state and federal court. He has prepared multiple successful motions for class certification and drafted pleadings that became boilerplate as they were adopted by law firms across the country. At a personal level, he gets a lot of satisfaction from the intellectual challenges of litigating novel claims and defenses, whether it’s a newly enacted statute, creative application of existing law, or fact intensive fraud claim.

Stewart also represents small businesses, whether they’re “mom-and-pop” shops, local contractors, or regional financial institutions. Stewart understands that not every case requires the resources appropriate for bet-the-company litigation; he will work to develop a strategy commensurate with the needs and risks of each individual case. At Moran Reeves Conn, Stewart is able to work with clients to develop creative and affordable fee structures tailored each specific client.

Prior to joining Moran Reeves Conn, Stewart practiced in San Francisco, California at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP where his practice included products liability, personal injury, employment, and environmental cases and later at Edelson PC, where he worked primarily on privacy, breach of contract, and fraud class actions involving emerging technologies.

Stewart has recently returned home to Virginia after six years in California and is looking forward to getting more involved in the local community. He has been volunteering with the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation’s Project Triage as part of the bankruptcy, wills, and housing clinics. Outside of the office, he enjoys powerlifting and hiking with his wife and dog.

  • Education

      • J.D., cum laude, (International Law Concentration),  University of California, Hastings College of the Law
        • Pro Bono Society; Wiley Manuel Pro Bono Award
        • CALI/Witkin Award for Negotiation and Mediation
        • Jessup International Moot Court Competition, Regional Champions/International Quarterfinalist
      • B.A., History and Philosophy, University of Virginia

       

  • Bar Admissions

      • Virginia
      • California
      • District of Columbia
      • Northern District of Illinois
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Professional Affiliations

      • Virginia State Bar
      • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
      • California State Bar
      • Richmond Bar Association
      • Defense Research Institute
      • San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors 2015-2017
      • Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Project Triage Volunteer
  • Publications

      • A “Certifiable” Argument: Application for Certified Questions to the Supreme Court of Virginia Under Rule 5:40,  Virginia State Bar Litigation News, (January, 2019)
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      • Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity, Daily Journal (August, 2015)
      • A Political Embarrassment: Jurisdiction and the ATS, FSIA, and Political Question Doctrine, CA Western Law Review (May, 2015)
      • Litigating Contagion: Vaccines, Exemptions, and Potential Liability, CAOC Forum (April, 2015)
      • The Balance of Effective Drone Regulation, Daily Journal (February, 2015)
      • Abuse of Immunity: Hospital Abuse of California Evidence Code § 1157 in Administrative Actions, CAOC Forum (February, 2014)
      • Refugees’ Rights to Work, Forced Migration Review (September, 2013)
      • Obama Misses the Mark on Patent Trolls, Daily Journal (June, 2013)
  • Previous Employment

      • Edelson PC, 2016-2017
      • Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP, 2013-2016
Stewart R. Pollock
100 Shockoe Slip, 4th Floor,
Richmond, Virginia 23219

(804) 421-6250
(804) 421-6251 (fax)
spollock@moranreevesconn.com

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