Stewart J. Subjinski joined Jimerson Birr, P.A. as a Summer Associate in May 2020. Mr. Subjinski is continuing to work as a Law Clerk at Jimerson Birr while attending his final year of law school classes which were shifted online due to the development of COVID-19. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Mr. Subjinski started working his first job in retail just two weeks after his fourteenth birthday. Mr. Subjinski’s swath of customer service experiences, which range from teaching middle school students at universities around the country to cutting grass at the Mark Bostick Golf Course before class at the University of Florida, developed Mr. Subjinski into the personable, grateful, and hard-working lawyer he hopes to become.
Mr. Subjinski discovered his passion for trial advocacy on mock trial competition teams in high school, at the University of Florida, and at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law—where he is currently enrolled in his final semester of course work. Mr. Subjinski led the University of Florida mock trial team to the National Championship Tournament as Captain for the 2017-2018 season, and he earned various team and individual awards. On the law school Trial Competition Team, Mr. Subjinski earned Best Summation at the Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Mock Trial Tournament and qualified for the National Trial Competition as a Regional Champion. Though the 2020 National Trial Competition was canceled due to the development of COVID-19, Mr. Subjinski was still awarded the Medal for Excellence in Oral Advocacy by the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Mr. Subjinski believes that legal education should be enriched by an uncommon, well-rounded set of experiences. Seeking an opportunity to learn about all facets of the law, Mr. Subjinski started as a public policy intern at the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2018 and continued to work there through the spring of 2020. Mr. Subjinski’s experience at the Chamber culminated in the passage of H.B. 2046, which earned him a signed copy of the bill from Governor Parson. During the summer of 2019, Mr. Subjinski interned under a Felony Division Chief at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, where he worked exclusively on homicide cases.
Mr. Subjinski has worked every semester he has attended law school; volunteered his time evaluating and coaching high school mock trial; and served his law school through various student organizations. Mr. Subjinski’s volunteer and professional experiences dovetailed into his schooling. Mr. Subjinski is a part of the Scholar in Law Program, received the CALI award for top marks in the State and Local Government class, and is ranked in the top 30% of his law school class.
Mr. Subjinski resides in Jacksonville Beach and loves to spend his time outdoors or around town. Mr. Subjinski enjoys mentoring high school and undergraduate students, relaxing on the beach, playing golf with friends and family, and chasing a setting sun on long road trips.