Stewart Bratcher is a trial attorney with over a decade of experience in Georgia courtrooms. Upon graduation from law school in 2005 he accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit (Bartow and Gordon Counties) where he remained employed until founding The Bratcher Firm. While employed as a prosecutor, Stewart handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from traffic violations to capital murder and tried over 100 cases to verdict before a jury or judge in Superior Court. As the office appellate specialist, Stewart served as appellate counsel in more than 20 cases and orally argued cases before the Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals.
Upon founding the Bratcher Firm, Stewart has continued representing clients before Georgia courts in criminal as well as civil litigation. Stewart's legal scholarship has been published in the John Marshall Law Journal, the Oregon Advocate, and has been presented at conferences of the Southern Political Science Association and the University of Georgia's Child and Family Policy Initiative.
In addition to running the Bratcher Law Firm, Stewart also serves as CEO of Pine Ridge Land Conservancy, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental preservation. He has been appointed to serve as a Mentor in the State Bar of Georgia Transition Into Law Practice Program, and is recognized as a Guest Instructor by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council in the areas of search and seizure law and other legal issues.
A native of Silver Creek, Stewart graduated from Pepperell High School in 1999. He attended Kennesaw State University and completed his undergraduate education in three years, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2002. He attended the Georgia State University College of Law where he was active in the Public Interest Law Association, and served as the first President of the Georgia State University chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. While in law school Stewart worked in the office of the Policy Director for Georgia Secretary of State Kathy Cox, and worked as a contract researcher for the American Bar Association's Death Penalty Moratorium Research Committee. He is married to Kristen Wilson Bratcher and they have a five year old son. They attend West Rome Baptist Church.
Kennesaw State University, B.S., Psychology, 2002
Georgia State University, J.D., 2015
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia