Steuart Thomsen, with more than three decades of litigation experience, concentrates his practice in complex business litigation, including class action defense. Steuart’s clients include insurance companies (both life and property casualty) and others in the financial services industry. He has appeared in numerous state and federal courts and before regulatory agencies, including the International Trade Commission.
Steuart has represented and counseled clients in litigation and other proceedings in connection with insurance, unclaimed property, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), tax, intellectual property, false advertising claims, contract and other commercial disputes, securities fraud and Administrative Procedure Act challenges. He also advises clients in the pre-litigation phase of disputes in an effort to avoid or prepare for potential litigation.
Awards and Rankings
Selected as a Washington, DC Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation (2011-2016)
Selected for inclusion in Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers® (2013-2016)
Member, Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee, District of Columbia Bar
Former Chair, Employee Benefits Law Committee, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association
Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
Former Member and Chair, Legal Ethics Committee, District of Columbia Bar
Former Chair, Committee on Admissions and Grievances, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Member, Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Former Chair of Governance Committee, Council for Court Excellence
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America