Justice Steward was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia in February 2018. At the time of his appointment he was a Barrister who specialised in revenue law. Justice Steward graduated in law from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours. He was also awarded a Masters of Law from the same university. Admitted to practice in Victoria in 1992, he signed the Victorian Bar Roll in 1999 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2009. Justice Steward appeared in numerous cases in the Federal and High Courts. For two years he was the President of the Tax Bar Association of the Victorian Bar. Justice Steward is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School where he teaches in the Masters program.