Education & Clerkship

  • J.D., cum laude, Duke Law School (2008)
  • Executive Editor, Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy
  • Moot Court Board
  • B.A., Brigham Young University (2004) 
  • University Scholar
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal, United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2008-09

Additional Languages

  • Spanish


Individuals and companies large and small trust Jarod Stewart to get the details right, to be responsive, and to out-brief, out-prepare, and out-work the opposition to help them succeed in their legal disputes. 

As a partner at SKV, Mr. Stewart has gone toe-to-toe with outstanding lawyers from across America and has won significant victories for his clients in court, arbitration, and administrative proceedings. Clients praise his ability to produce outstanding work product quickly and to help them navigate thorny legal issues whenever and wherever he is needed. Thomson Reuters has called Mr. Stewart a Texas “Super Lawyer” and Benchmark Litigation named him to its nationwide “Under 40 Hot List” four times.

Mr. Stewart focuses his practice on helping clients in the energy, healthcare, and automobile industries, providing sound legal advice and assisting to resolve disputes, where possible, before they become too expensive or burdensome.  His clients know that they can call Mr. Stewart at any time to provide guidance and direction on how to navigate disputes at an early stage or throughout hard-fought litigation.  Mr. Stewart has served as lead counsel in numerous matters from start to finish, successfully taking cases from the first client phone call all the way through appeal and final judgment. 

Mr. Stewart studied at Brigham Young University and Duke University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Stewart was Executive Editor of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy and a member of the Moot Court Board. After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.  Mr. Stewart is an Eagle Scout and speaks fluent Spanish.

Representative Matters


  • Obtained declaratory judgment for an oil and gas company declaring it the owner of disputed oil and gas assets located throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, a judgment that was unanimously affirmed on appeal.
  • For a top-25 oil and gas producer, secured a temporary restraining order to stop collection on a prior default judgment related to a well in Brazos County, Texas.
  • Defeated energy company’s attempt to obtain a temporary injunction that would have prohibited individual clients from working for a competitor. 
  • On behalf of a Latin-American power generation company, obtained favorable settlement in a multi-million dollar negligence and breach-of-contract suit against a large international equipment transporter.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement for oilfield services company in suit against international equipment manufacturer that had sold the company defective equipment.
  • Obtained a temporary restraining order and temporary injunction in favor of an oilfield equipment manufacturer against its former employees who left to form a competitor.
  • On the eve of trial, achieved favorable settlement for a commercial transporter of crude oil in a multi-million dollar contract suit it filed against a large energy company.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement for an offshore drilling rig broker in a breach-of-contract suit against rig purchasers for nonpayment of broker commission.



  • Ongoing representation of hospital system in numerous managed care and commercial disputes.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for hospital system in suit against national insurance company for failure to pay for tens of millions of dollars in healthcare claims.
  • Obtained summary judgment for healthcare clients in a suit filed by a national insurance company seeking $14.5 million in damages based on alleged fraudulent billing.
  • On behalf of two physicians being sued by their former colleagues, obtained unanimous ruling from the Texas First Court of Appeals ordering the plaintiffs’ claims to be resolved in arbitration.
  • On behalf of hospital system sued for medical malpractice and wrongful death, won dismissal of all claims but one and subsequently resolved the case favorably for the client.
  • Successfully defended a hospital against claims involving alleged burns from a laser used during surgery.
  • Represented hospital system in two breach of contract and fraud cases against national insurance companies, where the hospital system alleged systematic underpayments; obtained favorable settlements in both cases.



  • Successfully represented several franchised dealers in relocation protest proceedings.
  • Successfully represented franchised dealer in dispute with manufacturer concerning change in dealer principal.
  • Ongoing representation of franchised dealer in dispute with manufacturer concerning allocation of inventory.
  • Successfully represented several franchised dealers in disputes with manufacturer concerning facility renovations and upgrades. 



  • Represented several healthcare providers in multiple contract disputes with national insurance companies in AAA arbitrations.


  • Obtained summary judgment for oil and gas company in AAA arbitration, with the arbitrator ruling that SKV’s client did not owe a duty to indemnify another energy company in connection with environmental liabilities in Louisiana.


  • Defended business owner/executive against claims by former management team seeking additional bonus and an equity position following a nine figure sale of the business.
  • Defended business against claims by former employee seeking additional bonus.


  • Represented hospital system in defending against several putative class actions, none of which has been certified as a class.



  • Representing bankruptcy trustee to recover fraudulent transfers of nearly $100 million.



  • Defended healthcare provider against allegations that false claims were submitted in connection with medical equipment used in certain procedures.



  • Obtained take-nothing jury verdict on behalf of non-profit organization sued for alleged fraud.
  • Obtained summary judgment, affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, dismissing federal and state trademark infringement claims brought against client.




  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Houston Chapter Chair

Michelle Stratton Argues Contract Dispute in the Texas Supreme Court

On February 2, SKV counsel Michelle Stratton argued on behalf of Respondent Baylor Miraca Genetics Laboratories in the Supreme Court of Texas.   In 2018, Brandon Perthuis sued Baylor Genetics, his former employer, for breach of contract, alleging that Baylor Genetics owed him over $1.5 million in sales commissions on sales that Baylor Genetics made after Perthuis ...

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