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Mitchell A. Stone

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Mitchell A. Stone, P.A.
1830 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone: 904-396-3335
Fax: 904-399-4540
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%), Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Mitchell A. Stone is the founder and owner of Mitchell A. Stone, P.A., in Jacksonville, Florida. Regarded as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in his region as well as the entire country, Mr. Stone provides unmatched representation and support to clients throughout the greater Jacksonville metro and surrounding areas who stand accused or are under investigation for any type of felony of misdemeanor offense, including any of the following:

· Conspiracy

· Drug crimes

· DUI

· Federal crimes

· White collar crimes

· Murder and violent crimes

· Traffic violations

Board-certified as a criminal law trial lawyer by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education, Mr. Stone has more than 30 years of legal experience, and he has tried over 150 criminal cases to verdict in federal and state courts across his region. From his efforts, he has achieved a long record of securing dismissals, acquittals and reductions of charges for his clients, and he has gained a reputation as a tireless advocate who aggressively pursues the most favorable outcome possible on his clients' behalf.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and superior client service, Mr. Stone has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America. He has also received a Legal Elite designation from Florida Trend Magazine as well as 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo.

A 1985 graduate of the University of Vermont, Mr. Stone obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1988, where he served as editor of the University of Florida International Law Journal. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Florida as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th and District of Columbia Circuits.

A leader in his field, Mr. Stone has published numerous articles and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of legal topics. He has also served as chair of Florida's largest DUI defense seminar, "Blood, Breath and Tears," and he currently serves as editor of Florida Defender Magazine. In addition, he once served as chair of the Jacksonville Bar Association's Criminal Law Section as well as president of the Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association.

Mr. Stone was recently voted president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense, and he is a member of The Florida Bar and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, among his other professional affiliations.

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Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI

Selections

16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Mitchell A. Stone

First Admitted: 1989, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.jacksonvilledefense.com/mitchell-a-stone/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "DUI Notes: The End of an Error" Florida Defender, 2013
  • Faculty, ProLawCLE Defending White Collar Crime, 2019
  • Faculty - The Florida Bar Masters of DUI, 2012, 2014,2016,2018 - 2019
  • "The Editor’s Column: Learning the Ropes by Serving", 2019
  • "Who Are We? William “Bill Sheppard, Esq.", 2018
  • "F Words: Defending a Case of Criminal Legal Malpractice" Florida Defender, 2017
  • "F Words: Follow the Bitcoin... or Track Me If You Can" Florida Defender, 2017-2018
  • "F Words: Fact is Sometimes Stranger Than Fiction" Florida Defender, 2016
  • "F Words: Do you Have a Dog in This Fight" Florida Defender, 2016
  • "F Words: Do You Have the Right to Remain Silent?" Florida Defender, 2016
  • "The Fantasy About Fantasy Games in Florida" Florida Defender, 2015
  • "F Words: Did He Just Use the F Word in Front of the Jury?" Florida Defender, 2015
  • "F Words: Get Your Federally Incarcerated Client an Amendment 782 Sentence Reduction Now! Well, Sort of… " Florida Defender, 2015
  • "DUI Notes: The End of DUI Defense? Maybe, But Not So Fast" Florida Defender, 2014
  • "DUI Notes: Pop Stars Get Popped" Florida Defender, 2014
  • "DUI Notes: Cause and Rehabilitation in DUI Trials" Florida Defender, 2013
  • "DUI Notes: Ch-Ch-Cha –Changes… Recent Changes to laws concerning DMV Suspensions" Florida Defender, 2013
  • "DUI Notes: What Difference Does a Hole Make?" Florida Defender, 2013
  • "DUI Notes: It’s Not a Cinderella Story" Florida Defender, 2012
  • "DUI Notes: A Case for Accident Reconstruction Experts" Florida Defender, 2012
  • "DUI Notes: An Unintended Consequence" Florida Defender, 2012
  • "DUI Notes: You’re Putting Me On, Right?" Florida Defender, 2011
  • "DUI Notes: ONE AND DONE? Maybe Not." Florida Defender, 2012
  • "DUI Notes: Is He Really Permitted to Ask You to Blow?" Florida Defender, 2011
  • "DUI Notes: Affirmative DUI Defenses that Might Just Work" Florida Defender, 2011
  • "DUI Notes: Nothing to Sneeze At" Florida Defender, 2009
  • "DUI Notes: Bullcoming!" Florida Defender, 2011
  • "DUI Notes: DUI MURDER A Matter of Prosecutorial Discretion" Florida Defender, 2010
  • "DUI Notes: Guilt by Implication –Implying More than Consent" Florida Defender, 2010
  • "DUI Notes: Who Said Hearsay was Admissible?" Florida Defender, 2010
  • "DUI Notes: Working’ with Workman" Florida Defender, 2010
  • Quarterly publication for legal community in Florida, Edit and Publish Quarterly Criminal Law Magazine, Editor in Chief, The Florida Defender, Legal, Judicial, Political, 2019
  • "DUI Notes: Boating Under the Influence," Florida Defender, 2009
  • "DUI Notes: Cowboy, Killer or Candybar...Read the Label," Florida Defender, 2008-2009
  • "DUI Notes: 3 Things You Should Know About," Florida Defender, 2006
  • Established agenda, recruited faculty and ran entire program for 7 years to teach other lawyers DUI law, Chair, Blood Breath and Tears DUI Statewide Seminar, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Legal
  • Faculty, Gun Law in Florida, 2017
  • Contributing Author, Property Crimes Defenses, Asparte, 2014
  • Contributing Author, DUI Defense Strategies in Florida, 2012
  • "DMV Fought the Law and the Law Won or Can I Get Some BTUs", Florida Defender, Volume 21, No.2, 2009
  • Faculty - Gerald T. Bennett Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar, 2003 - Present
  • Search & Seizure Law, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, 1990
  • Strategies in Handling DUI Cases in Florida, 2005
  • Strategies in Handling DUI Cases in Florida, 2007
  • Blood, Breath & Tears XII, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005
  • Blood, Breath & Tears XII, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2009
  • Federal Sentencing at the Showcase on Sentencing, 2009
  • The Florida Bar's Masters of DUI Seminar
  • FACDL Blood Breath and Tears DUI Seminar
  • Lorman DUI Seminar
  • FACDL Showcase on Sentencing
  • Lecture, Criminal Defense Topics at the Fourth Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office
  • Lecture, Middle District of Florida's Federal Defender Conference
  • Editor, University of Florida International Law Journal, University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1987 - 1988
  • "Defending the Unlicensed Contractor: A Novel Approach", Defender Magazine, Summer, 1999
  • "Doggett Days in Federal Court", Defender Magazine, Spring, 2001
  • DUI Notes "Oh, Brother What Will They Think of Next?", Florida Defender, 2009
  • "DUI Notes: An Achiever's Guide to Law Enforcement Jurisdiction in Florida," Florida Defender, 2008
  • "Cowboy, Killer or Candy bar...Read the Label", Florida Defender

Educational Background

  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, B.A. in Political Science, 1985

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyer, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers
  • The Highest Possible Rating, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005-present, The Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Report
  • 2011-Present, Top Lawyers in Florida, The Wall Street Journal
  • Selected Florida Trend's Legal Elite, Jacksonville Magazine's Leading Lawyers, Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2010
  • Peer review rated, Top Attorneys in Florida, The Miami Herald, 2017
  • Rated one of the top lawyers in Florida based on independent polling, Top Lawyer Rating, Jacksonville Magazine

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Annually Contributes to Jacksonville Legal Aid

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida Bar (Criminal Law Section), 1989
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization and Education Certification in Criminal Trial Law, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1991
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Member, Chairman, 1991 - 1992, 1992
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1992
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 2020
  • Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association (President 2017), 2012
  • District of Columbia, Washington, 1991
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Past President), 1993

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified, Criminal Law Trial Lawyer, Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education, 1999

Verdicts/Settlements

  • State of Florida v. Kelly Mathis RICO, Money Laundering, Gambling, Conspiracy Not Guilty/All Charges Dismissed, 2013
  • Herons Landing v. DR Horton verdict $9.7 Million construction defect, 2016
  • Phillip M. Hewett vs. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Michael N. Schneider, as v. City of Jacksonville, 93-03431-CA (Duval County 2005)
  • Joseph D. Avery vs. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial. Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • State of Florida v. Ruben Diaz, 162002CF010454HXXXM (Duval County 2001)
  • Corjna L. Willard. v. State of Florida, Department of Highway Safety And Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Driver Improvement (Circuit Court, 4th. Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Officer Sean Breed and v. Dale Matthew Garlinghouse, 98-03396 CA (Duval County 2000)
  • Jason Sense v. State of Florida, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Bureau of Driver Improvement (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Michael Schneider, v. Lois Payne and Barbara A., 92-131 CP (Nassau County 2009)
  • John Barber III and v. Federated Mutual, 94-04184-CA (Duval County 1995)
  • Gregory Nelson, Petitioner, v. State of Florida, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Driver Improvement (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Vibol Hang v. State of Florida, 16-2008-CF-006587-AX (Duval County 2009)
  • Candace Currier vs. State of Florida. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Bureau of Driver Improvement (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Susan S. Dralle vs. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • State of Florida, Dept. v. Samuel L. Lankford, 16-2004-CA-005463-XX (Duval County 2006)
  • Bruce R. Clements vs. State of Florida (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • James Sheriff v. State of Florida, 2000-2151CF (Duval County 2001)
  • Natasha V. Gwizdak vs. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Circuit Court. 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • St. of FL, Department of v. Candace Currier, 2001-5553CA (2002)
  • Christopher Bell v. State of Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Driver Improvement (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Ryan M. Simmons v. State of Florida, 16-2008-AP-128-XXXX (Duval County 2009)
  • Old Dominion Insurance v. Elysee, Inc., 91-04155-CA-G (Duval County 1991)
  • Andrew Smith vs. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Aqeel Baruti v. State of Florida, 16-2006-CF-1141-EXXX (Duval County 2009)
  • Gonzalo Herreros vs. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (In the Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Damon Brush vs. State of Florida, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Driver (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Roland Hendrickson v. State of Florida, 16-2004-2357-CF (Duval County 2005)
  • Jesse M. Koegler vs. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Department of Highway v. Carolyn Brass, 16-2004-CA-310-AXXX (Duval County 2005)
  • Joseph S. Frazier vs. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Bernard Jackson v. State of Florida, 88-169-CFA (Duval County 2001)
  • George Robert Vanetta vs. State of Florida. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Petitioner v. State of Florida. Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • State of Florida v. Robert Leon Lewis and, 97-5579-MM (Duval County 1999)
  • Carolyn Brass vs. State of Florida, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Circuit Court. 4th. Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Teresa Wright v. State of Florida, 16-2008-CF-18222-AXX (Duval County 2009)
  • State of Florida v. Warren Gernier Tippie (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • Kenneth N. Spaulding. Jr. vs. State of Florida, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Bureau' of Driver Improvement (Circuit Court, 4th Judicial Circuit (Appellate), Duval County)
  • State of Florida v. Bruce R. Clements, 16-2006-AP-AXXX (Duval County 2007)
  • State of Florida v. Richard Sargent (Circuit Court. 4th Judicial Circuit, Duval County)

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • The Florida Bar Criminal Law Certification Committee, 2020

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Office Location for Mitchell A. Stone

1830 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: 904-396-3335

Fax: 904-399-4540

Last Updated: 12/1/2021

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