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Mr. Stone is a criminal defense lawyer in Waukegan, Illinois, with a nationwide practice and national reputation for excellence in advocacy. He is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a Diplomate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a frequent lecturer on criminal law and constitutional issues.
Mr. Stone is the author of "Preserving The Record" in Defending Illinois Criminal Cases; "A Lawyer's Reflection On Death" The Chicago Bar Record, Chicago Bar Association, October 1992; and the newly revised Illinois Criminal Defense Motions, 1995.
He serves on the faculties of the National College of Criminal Defense; Mercer Law School, Macon, Georgia; the New York State Defender Institute; and the University of Chicago Mandel Clinic Trial Advocacy Program as a visiting faculty member. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University. He is an instructor in the Department of Politics at the Lake Forest College. He is listed in Who's Who in American Law.
U.S. District Court (N. Dist. IL), 1976
U.S. App. (7th Cir.), 1976
U.S. Ct. App. (11th Cir.), 1980
U.S. Ct. App. (5th Cir.), 1983
U.S. Sup. Ct., 1984
U.S. Dist. Ct. (C. Dist. IL),1990
Hourly Rate: $301-$400/hour
Retainer: Varies upon case
Date of Birth: 1949
Law School: Chicago-Kent College of Law--Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D., 1975
Undergraduate School: Lake Forest College, B.A., 1971
Stone & Associates, 1977-present
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
A fellow in American Board of Criminal Lawyers; Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice (President 1995, Board of Directors 1986, 1996-present); NACDL 1976-present (Lawyers Assistance Strike Force, Death Penalty Task Force); National Criminal Defense College (Faculty 1994-present); ABA; ISBA; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Honorary Member 1994); The Bar Association of St. Petersburg, Russia (Honorary Member 1995); American Academy of Forensic Science (Jurisprudence Section); Lake County Bar Association [Criminal Law Committee (Chair 1984-1986)]; ATLA; ITLA
Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty (President 1995; Board of Directors 1986, 1996-present); American Civil Liberties Union; American College of Forensic Psychiatry. Mr. Stone is on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College, where he teaches and writes about criminal law.
Stone & Associates is a boutique criminal defense firm concentrating in the representation of individuals charged with serious crimes in State and Federal courts. Mr. Stone has acquired a nationwide reputation for vigorous advocacy on behalf of persons accused of crimes.
Family: Mr. Stone is married to Rena Zaid. They live in Highland Park, Illinois.
Parking: Free parking adjacent to the office.