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Kenyatta K. Stewart named Partner

Kenyatta K. Stewart, was became a partner at the law firm of HUNT, HAMLIN & RIDLEY.  He is now the managing partner at the firm’s city of Paterson office.

As a graduate of William Paterson University, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. In 2007, he earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Hofstra Law School in Hempstead, New York.

Mr. Stewart interned with the Honorable Patricia P. Satterfield of the Queens Supreme Court, the Honorable Ronald Hedges, former District of New Jersey Magistrate Judge, the Queens District Attorney’s Office and the Cochran Law Firm. Mr. Stewart also clerked under the late Honorable Stephen H. Womack, in the Family Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Passaic Vicinage. He completed his clerkship with the Honorable Rudolph Filko of the Family Division.

Mr. Stewart represented numerous individuals in criminal cases, resulting in dismissals and not guilty verdicts. At the firm, Kenyatta practices in a number of areas including education, civil rights, employment discrimination, family, and worker’s compensation law.

He also provides advice to numerous clients in the sports and entertainment industry, including former WBO Junior Welterweight Champion Kendal Holt, Mike Adams (Denver Broncos), Gerald Hayes (Arizona Cardinals-retired) and Eric Downing (San Diego Chargers-retired). He has negotiated contracts with numerous music groups, created opportunities for producers and finalized franchise agreements.

Mr. Stewart also represents numerous public entities in Title 59 matters. These entities include the City of Paterson, Irvington Board of Education, Pleasantville Board of Education, East Orange Housing Authority and the County of Passaic. Many of the firm’s public entities clients have been impressed with Mr. Stewart’s ability to fight for favorable results. “I always think to myself people lose their jobs, recreation is cut and taxes will go up if I lose this case.”

While at the firm Mr. Stewart has provided favorable results in his representation of City of Paterson Mayor Jeff Jones in lawsuits filed against the city. Mr. Stewart initiated the voter fraud investigation after the 2007 city of Paterson municipal election, resulting in numerous arrests. He played a key role as a part of the “Dream Team” that represented former City of Paterson Councilwoman Vera Ames and saved her position on the council after 22 years of service. Mr. Stewart initiated the voter fraud investigation after the 2007 city of Paterson Municipal election, resulting in numerous arrests.

Mr. Stewart makes giving back to his community a part of his professional agenda. He mentors kids throughout the State and speaks in different forums such as churches, schools and scholarship events. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.

He has been featured in numerous newspapers including the Bergen Record, Herald & News, Paterson Pulse, Paterson Press, Passaic County Pulse and the Star Ledger. In 2012, Mr. Stewart was honored by Caribbean Bar Association, with the Young Lawyer of the Year award. Mr. Stewart is a dynamic attorney, which made him an obvious choice as a Partner with the Firm.

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