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Richard W. StewartRichard W. Stewart


Richard W. Stewart is an honors graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law degree from Duke University School of Law.

Mr. Stewart is a member of the Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, and the National Council of School Attorneys. He is a member and past president of the Pennsylvania School Solicitors' Association and has served as a member of the Council of the Education Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Stewart is the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Service to Education from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association. He is a past President of the Cumberland County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Corporation, Banking & Business Law Section and the Real Property and Probate Section of the American Bar Association. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Pennsylvania Estate Planning Council, The Greater West Shore Area Chamber of Commerce and the Allied Arts Fund. He served as Chairman and as a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania by appointment of the Justices of the Supreme Court. He served as Vice Chairman of The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners. He serves as solicitor for the Camp Hill School District, the New Cumberland Zoning Hearing Board and the Cumberland County Sheriff.

Mr. Stewart is a co-author of "Collecting Judgements in Pennsylvania." He has served as Chairman of the Cumberland County Republican Committee. He serves as Co-Chairman of the Central Caucus of the Republican State Committee, which encompasses 28 counties. He is a member of Camp Hill Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and a Deacon. He has been named an Outstanding Young Man of America and to Who's Who in American Law. He was also named a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning.

Mr. Stewart resides in New Cumberland with his wife, Dr. Mary Simmonds, and their daughter, Anne. He is active in many other civic and business organizations.

Areas of Practice:

Commercial and Residential Real Estate; Zoning; Local Government and Education Law; Creditors' Rights; Estate Planning and Administration.


Duke University School of Law, J.D. 1973
Franklin and Marshall College, A.B., cum laude 1970