J. Daniel Stewart
Daniel Stewart brings 33 years of experience as a lead prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office to his current representation of corporate clients and business executives involved in a range of complex investigations and litigation matters.
Dan focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense litigation, internal investigations, commercial litigation, and regulatory and compliance matters.
He previously served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Missouri (Kansas City) and Northern District of Illinois (Chicago), during which time he held numerous leadership positions, including his long-time role as Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney for the high profile National Security and General Crimes units. Dan’s experience included prosecution of fraud and economic crimes, corruption, violent crimes, matters of national security, and environmental matters. His tenure also included a two-year detail as Anti-Corruption Advisor with the Department of Justice in which he worked in Serbia at the U.S. Embassy and in the Serbian Organized Crime Prosecutor’s Office to train Serbian prosecutors, police, and judges.
In addition to his legal achievements, Stewart is known for his commitment to collaborating with numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies on highly complex investigations that often caught the interest of national media. In one of his most renowned cases, Stewart successfully prosecuted four defendants, two California men, a Tennessee woman, and a Higginsville, Mo., woman, who were part of the nationwide “Miracle Cars” scheme, which defrauded hundreds of victims, including many in the Kansas City area, of millions of dollars.
Prior to his career as a federal prosecutor, Dan’s professional experience included an attorney position in private practice, where he specialized in commercial litigation and real estate. In addition, he previously worked as a legal advisor to law enforcement agencies and as a state appellate defender.
Dan received his juris doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois, Urbana. His community service includes serving on the International Visitors Council of Greater Kansas City Board of Directors.
Dan resides in Leawood, Kan., with his wife, Linda, who is a former FBI Special Agent. He enjoys spending time with his family, which includes two adult children and three grandchildren.
J. Daniel Stewart
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Graves Garrett LLC
1100 Main St Suite 2700
Kansas City, MO 64105