Scott David Stewart is a dedicated advocate for personal injury victims and founder of 602 Law Group. With a career spanning over two decades, Scott’s legal journey has taken him from the world of criminal defense to family law and now personal injury law.
Scott earned his BA in Speech Communication from NAU in 1996, followed by his JD from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2001. During his senior years, Scott played a pivotal role in defending two high-profile death penalty cases. In Illinois v. Edgar A. Hope, his team unearthed crucial exculpatory evidence, leading to Edgar Hope’s chance to prove his innocence at an evidentiary hearing, eventually resulting in the commutation of Hope’s death sentence to life imprisonment by Illinois Governor Ryan. In Illinois v. Bryan McClurkin, Scott contributed to the defense and mitigating evidence presentation that spared Bryan McClurkin from the death penalty.
This life-altering experience ignited Scott’s lifelong commitment to justice. Today, he focuses his practice on personal injury law, championing the rights of those who have suffered harm.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from Northern Arizona University, Scott chose Chicago-Kent College of Law for its renowned reputation in producing trial attorneys and their signature certificate program in Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution. During his law school years, Scott became a certified mediator with the Center for Conflict Resolution, successfully mediating high-stakes landlord-tenant disputes in Cook County Circuit Court.
A Phoenix native, Scott returned to his hometown after being admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2001. He embarked on his legal career as a Deputy County Attorney with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, specializing in Major Felony Crimes prosecution. Scott handled a wide range of cases, including armed robbery, aggravated assault, dangerous crimes, drug offenses, and more. He also worked in the Vehicular Crimes Bureau, prosecuting cases related to vehicular homicide, aggravated assault, and aggravated DUI.
Authentic, trustworthy, principled, and ever-optimistic, Scott excels in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He’s a persuasive negotiator and a dedicated advocate for his clients. Scott boasts an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and a “Superb” rating from Avvo, Inc. The firm he founded maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, a testament to his success and leadership.
Scott is an esteemed member of the Maricopa County Bar Association. In addition to authoring “From Hurt to Healing: Understanding Personal Injury Cases in Arizona”, he has penned several handbooks to demystify legal issues for individuals facing court proceedings.
Outside of his legal endeavors, Scott, alongside his wife Colleen, resides in The Valley with their two daughters. In his leisure time, you’ll find Scott either on the golf course, playing soccer or engaged in rigorous cross-training, preparing for his next triathlon.