Certificate in Labor Studies, Cornell University Industrial Labor Relations School (1995)

B.A. History, Magna Cum Laude, State University of New York at Albany (1997)

J.D. Albany Law School, Union University (2000)

Professional Affiliations and Activities

Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Member, The Missouri Bar

Member, New York State Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Legal Counsel, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association

Richard V. Stewart, Jr.

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Rick Stewart is the founding Principal of Hesse Martone’s Springfield, Illinois office. Rick is licensed to practice in Illinois, Missouri and New York.

Rick has over 15 years of experience in handling a variety of labor and employment matters. He advise clients on a day-to-day basis in collective bargaining, contract administration, employee discipline and labor-management relations in both the private and public sectors. Rick has handled cases before various courts, administrative agencies, commissions and arbitrators in both Illinois and New York and has compiled a record of remarkable success in handling interest arbitrations.

Rick acts as Legal Counsel to the Illinois Sheriff’s Association and is a regluar speaker on public sector labor and employment issues.

Rick brings the perspective of “the other side” to HM and its clients. Prior to joining HM, Rick represented labor unions in both Illinois and New York and he has extensive experience in (and a unique perspective concerning) union election campaigns and collective bargaining negotiations.

Labor and employment issues of all types have been a primary focus of Rick’s practice and he has handled literally hundreds of contract negotiations and arbitrations in both the public and private sectors. Rick has successfully represented both private sector and public sector election campaigns including cases under the new NLRB expedited rules.

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