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Robert Allan Stuart Jr. Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Stuart has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the legal industry

Mr. Stuart has represented clients in and outside of the courtroom in the state of Illinois as well as in other states and countries.

    SPRINGFIELD, IL, October 20, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Robert Allan Stuart Jr. with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Stuart celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A partner at Brown, Hay & Stephens for the past 38 years, Mr. Stuart began his career at the firm in 1973 as an associate attorney immediately after earning a JD at the University of Illinois. Located in Springfield, IL, the legal services of Brown, Hay & Stephens covers many areas of practice, from administrative law and civil litigation to family law and professional liability, and more. Mr. Stuart specializes in business law, estate planning, probate, and trust, and real estate law.

Mr. Stuart has represented clients in and outside of the courtroom in the state of Illinois as well as in other states and countries. He has worked with individuals and businesses in a number of areas, including planning issues, guardianship and trust administration, as well as will and trust contests and construction. Earning a Bachelor's degree at Bowdoin College in Maine in 1970, after completing his JD, Mr. Stuart was admitted to practice in Illinois, the Central District of the U.S. District Court in Illinois, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the U.S. Tax Court.

A fellow of the Illinois State Bar Foundation, the American Bar Foundation, and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Mr. Stuart is a member of the Chicago, Metro St. Louis and the Illinois Bar Association, where he also served as chair of the Estate Planning Section Council. He has worked with the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education and National Business Institute on providing materials to fellow professionals.

Mr. Stuart has served as club president, district governor and international director in Rotary International. He has received both the Citation for meritorious service and distinguished service awards for his contributions to Rotary International. He is the regional chair of the National Eagle Scout Association, having served as council and area president. He has received the silver beaver, silver antelope and distinguished eagle awards. He is president of the National Recreation Foundation and immediate past president of the Abraham Lincoln Association.

Committed to his community, Mr. Stuart chaired the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the United Way Campaign. He has served on various boards of trustees, including the Memorial Medical Center Foundation, the Illinois State Museum Society YMCA and Goodwill Industries. He is an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

The proud father of two, Mr. Stuart has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer every year since 2003, a Super Lawyer by Chicago Magazine every year since 2004, and as one of the top 50 leading consumer lawyers in downstate Illinois. He has also been highlighted in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America several times.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Robert Allan Stuart Jr. has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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