John Stone

John Stone

Stone & Stone, Texas Lawyers - since 1981
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Family Law ...
  • Texas
Claimed Lawyer Profile

Mr. Stone has 4 decades in the courtroom trying complex multi-party personal injury cases and commercial litigation matters all over the Gulf Coast of Texas. He has a Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech School of Law, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from U.T. El Paso. John has been an adjunct professor of Business Law at Lamar University, a private pilot, a national competition racecar owner/driver, a competitive tennis player and alpine snow skier, a soccer coach, a baseball coach, and for nearly 20 years, an organizer and co-sponsor of an annual major NCAA tennis tournament in Southeast Texas.

Mr. Stone served in the U.S. Army for 13 years before becoming a lawyer. He was drafted in 1965, and volunteered for Artillery Officer Candidate School. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1966 at the age of 20. He volunteered for two tours in Vietnam with MAC-V Special Operations Group (1968 and 1969), where he commanded Mobile Advisory Team III-55 - a five man American Advisory Team imbedded with the Vietnamese military. He was awarded two Bronze Stars, the Cross of Gallantry, the Presidential Honor Medal, and his coveted Combat Infantryman's Badge (the CIB is not usually awarded to artillery officers). Mr. Stone also served two tours in Germany with NATO Air Defense at the height of the "cold war" with Russia. He commanded one of the most advanced guided missile systems in the world, and set an international missile firing proficiency record at the White Sands missile range in 1973. That record still stands today.

Mr. Stone has raced sportscars for 40 years at tracks like Dayton International Raceway, Road Atlanta, Texas Motor Speedway, Texas World Speedway, Hallett, PIR and Circuit of the Americas in Austin. If you would like a ride-a-long at COTA in his Prototype 1, go to:

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Consumer Law
    Class Action, Lemon Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Practice is restricted to state and federal appellate work. Cases are generally referred to us by former attorney, court, or government agency. Fees are based on complexity of issues involved.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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Professional Experience
General Partner
Stone & Stone, Texas Lawyers - since 1981
- Current
Partner and Appellate Counsel concentrating on state and federal appeals involving criminal, family law, and general civil litigation matters.
Of Counsel
The Law Office of Patricia Ann Stone
State and federal appellate practice, and trial consultation and research.
Managing General Partner
Stone & Stone, Lawyers
Lead counsel in numerous multi-party state and federal personal injury trial and appellate cases.
Trail Lawyer
Mehaffy, Lampson, Garcia & Bradford, Beaumont, Texas
Lead counsel on numerous state and federal multi-party, complex personal injury trials and appellate cases across Southeast Texas and the Gulf Coast region.
Texas Tech University School of Law
J.D. (1981)
Tried civil and criminal cases in municipal court of record under Third Year Practice License.
Honors: Kemp-Smith Mock Trial Champions 1980
Activities: Law Clerk - 1979-1981, City Attorney, Lubbock, Texas.
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University of Texas - El Paso
B.B.A. | Production Control - minor in Sociology
Honors: Selected as "Statistics and Research" Teaching Assistant to Dr. Allen Baylor
Activities: Attended UTEP while serving on full active duty as a Captain in the Air Defense Artillery Branch of the U.S. Army.
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 19295800
Emeritus Member Status
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 19295800
- Current
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Certificated Civil and Criminal Mediator
Lamar University - Jefferson County Dispute Resolution Center
Contact & Map
Law Office
Scarlet Oak Executive Offices
303 W Harris Avenue
San Angelo, TX 76903
Telephone: (325) 655-1300
Fax: (888) 207-0073 Ext. 8