Leading Adviser Awards 2022

42 Acquisition International - Leading Adviser 2022 Dec22336 28 Issue 1 2023 Dec22336 In the Business of Justice Founded by Jed Stone, Stone & Associates is a boutique criminal defence and civil rights law firm with core values of justice and love mercy. Practicing in state and federal courts in trials, post-conviction, and appellate practice, its commitment is to advance its clients’ cause and obtain the best possible result. In light of the firm being recognised as ‘Leading Criminal Defence Attorney of the Year 2022 – Illinois’, we take a closer look at how this has come to be the case. ed Stone is a trial and appellate lawyer who has been practicing in criminal law since 1976. His work is aided by his committed team who work tirelessly to make sure he is prepared to advance clients’ claims. Jed tells us, “We represent persons charged with criminal offences or injured by government entities in violations of constitutional rights. We listen. We care. We are committed to our clients’ cause.” Criminal defence requires not only legal knowledge, but also detective work, strategy, creativity, and courtroom skills. Drawing on his nearly five decades of experience, Jed is known for achieving favourable and often remarkable results in complex cases. An arrest may be the scariest time in an individual’s life, but they can put their trust in Stone & Associates’ compassionate team, whose mission is simple: to provide help to those who need justice. Having represented more than 135 individuals accused of first-degree murder, it is known as the go-to defence firm in the Waukegan area and north Illinois. It is also accessible to anyone who is seeking powerful representation for misdemeanour or felony criminal charges, from shoplifting to drug possession, to white collar crime to sex offences. While criminal defence is Stone & Associates’ key focus, it can also handle related matters such as criminal appeals, defence of professionals in disciplinary proceedings, lawsuits for police misconduct, and assistance to fledgling medical marijuana enterprises. Jed Stone is truly a hands-on lawyer who visits clients in the county jail each afternoon as part of his “daily rounds”. His thorough and thoughtful approach to the client’s cause is what sets the firm apart from the rest, especially from those who gravitate to the quick plea or the path of least resistance. Stone & Associates provides true defence, including going to trial to spare clients and their families from the nightmare of a prison term. And as necessary, the team is expanded by working with top investigators and forensic social workers to get the best possible results for clients. Jed states, “We hate prisons and how the broken justice system chews people up and spits them out. We also believe that no one should be judged by the worst five minutes of their life.” Mr Stone’s work doesn’t end there, either. He has run criminal defence seminars for the National Criminal Defense College, and he has taught criminal law locally at Northwestern University and Lake Forest College, as well as outside of Illinois at the New York State J Defender Institute. He is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, a diplomate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and a Chicago Bar Association master advocate. Listed in “Who’s Who in American Law”, he has been award the Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Award and the NAACP Freedom and Justice Award. Now, Jed and his team have triumphed within the Leading Adviser Awards 2022 and we have no doubt that there is much more success yet to come for this expert, dedicated firm and its clients. Company: Stone & Associates Contact: Jed Stone Email: jstone@jedstone.com Website: www.jedstone.com