Stu Rees is a special guest at Law & Comics 2017. This is his seventh time as a special guest. Stu graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1997 and he opened his San Diego-based solo practice in 2000. Stu developed a niche in the Intellectual Property field, specializing in newspaper cartoon syndication contracts.

Notably, Stu represents more than 100 cartoonists in their negotiations with the major newspaper comic strip syndicates, and more than 400 cartoonists and writers in a mix of online, greeting card, book licensing and smaller syndication deals.

Stu is a lifelong fan of newspaper comics, and co-created weekly cartoons for his law school newspaper. But, it wasn’t until early 2002 that he began cartooning in earnest. Stu and his attorney wife, Maddy Dodson, draw and write their own law cartoons, Stu’s Views.  They have been published in several hundred print and electronic forums throughout the world.

Stu is the 2008 Award winner of the Silver T-Square from the National Cartoonists Society for pro bono legal services. The Silver T-Square is awarded, by unanimous vote of the National Cartoonist Society Board of Directors, to persons who have demonstrated outstanding dedication or service to the Society or the profession.

To put it simply, Stu is the lawyer for cartoonists and the cartoonist for lawyers.

For more information on Stu’s law practice and artwork, visit