Ryals D. Stone

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Rome, GA

Stone Law Group
 | 215 Broad St, Suite 115
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 229-724-8531
Fax: 404-445-8003
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

A highly-regarded civil trial attorney, Ryals D. Stone is a partner at Stone Law Group Trial Lawyers, LLC. Working out of the firm's offices in Atlanta, Georgia, he furnishes representation to clients throughout the state. Admitted to practice in Georgia since 2010, Mr. Stone is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia.

Mr. Stone's practice has a heavy emphasis on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. In this regard, he represents people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses as a result of the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has worked on have included truck and other motor vehicle crashes, medical malpractice, defective products, and premises liability. During his career, Mr. Stone has been part of his firm's trial teams that have obtained millions of dollars for their clients, through jury verdicts as well as negotiated settlements.

In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Stone has worked on cases involving bad faith and other insurance coverage matters as well as civil violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Born and raised in Georgia, Mr. Stone attended the University of Georgia as an undergraduate, majoring in history and receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. He then enrolled at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, and after his second year there, he spent a summer abroad studying at the University of Cambridge before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009. Mr. Stone is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and other professional groups.

 
Practice Areas
  • 30%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice
  • 20%Civil Litigation
  • 10%Professional Liability
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products
  • 10%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent, Professional Malpractice - Other

Selections

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Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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About Ryals Stone

Admitted: 2010, Georgia

Professional Webpage: https://stonelaw.com/ryals-drayton-stone/

Honors/Awards:

  • Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy
  • Abraham J. Caruthers Fellow
  • Professional Responsibility
  • 2014 Daily Report Verdicts Hall of Fame - Boone & Stone (Foster v. Landstar Ranger Inc.) 2013 State Bar of Georgia YLD Leadership Academy, Class of 2013 "Service to the YLD" Award, 2015 "Service to the YLD" Award, 2016, Daily Report Verdicts Hall of Fame - Largest Wrongful Death Trucking verdict in Georgia - 2014, Daily Report, 2014
  • Awarded highest marks in International Comparative Constitutional Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • State Bar of Georgia, 2010 U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2011 U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2011 U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia 2016 Supreme Court of Georgia, 2011 Georgia Court of Appeals, 2011, District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2016, 1903

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Treasurer (2017 – 2018)
  • Secretary (2018 – present)
  • New Orientation Committee, Member (2015 – 2016)
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, (2010 – 2017), Director of Sponsorship, (2014 – 2016), Litigation Committee Chair, (2014 – 2016), Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee, (2013 – present), LEAD Committee Chair (2013-2015), State Bar of Georgia, Member, (2010– present); Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, (GTLA), Champion Member (2011-present); Executive Committee (2013-present) American Association of Justice (AAJ), Member (2011-present); Board of Governors, Georgia Revitalization Governor, (2016-present) Rome Bar Association, Member (2016-present), Pataula Bar Association, President (2014 - present) Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, Civil Justice PAC Board of Directors, Member, Champion donor (2014 – present)
  • LEAD Class Selection Committee (2013 – present)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I am an active new member of First Baptist Church of Rome; I currently serve on our church's Social Committee, it's Budget Prep Committee, and volunteer regularly at our church’s nursery and during its Vacation Bible School. My wife and I are both members of the Rome Floyd Chamber, and I have volunteered to serve on both the local Chamber’s Government Affairs and Young Professionals Committees.  I have attended, supported, and/or made financial donations to multiple local school auctions and youth fundraisers so far this year, including the 2017 Rome/Floyd County Community Criminal Justice Foundation Annual BBQ Luncheon, Unity Christian School’s “A Southern Affair” silent auction fundraiser, and the local Northwest Georgia Council of Boy Scouts’ American Values Luncheon., 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Important Questions to Ask During Voir Dire", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention (2013) "Black Diamond Damages: How to Maximize Your Client's Non-Economic Damages at Trial", Georgia Trial Lawyers Association Ski-LE, Park City, Utah (2016), “Generations of GTLA Leadership: A Tradition of Active Involvement and Giving Back”, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s LEAD Program Kickoff Session, Athens, Georgia, November 2017, “Why LEAD Matters”, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association’s Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2018, Co-Chair, GTLA LEAD Program, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 – 2015, 1900

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • 40.2 million (2011) Foster v. Landstar Ranger, Inc., et al., Civil Action File No. 09-A-1698 (Cobb County State Court 2011) Confidential settlement (2013); Widner v. J.H. Harvey, Food Lion, LLC, et al., Civil Action File No. 12 C-903918-2 (Gwinnett County State Court 2013) Confidential 8-figure Settlement (2014); Evans v. The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co., et al. , Civil Action No. 2008-062 (Early County State Court 2014) $45.8 million verdicts (2017) Trabue v. Atlanta Women’s Specialists, LLC, et al., Civil Action File Co. 14-EV-001821Y (Fulton State Court 2017), 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • In Spring 2013, I designed an annual statewide leadership education curriculum and proposed an annual “LEAD” Program ("Leadership Education and Advanced Direction") for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.  The GTLA Executive Committee unanimously accepted my proposed LEAD Program and immediately appointed me to the Exec Committee as LEAD Committee Co-Chair.  Four months later, we received approximately sixty LEAD applications from qualified candidates statewide.  In August 2013, we selected 16 of the most qualified applicants to join the inaugural GTLA LEAD class.  Today, the GTLA LEAD Program currently boasts 80 LEAD alumni, representing 20 different cities statewide from Albany to Atlanta, Columbus to Cedartown, Savannah to Summerville, Valdosta to Vidalia.  The 4th annual GTLA LEAD class graduated in May 2017, and the 5th LEAD class was selected in September 2017. I served as the LEAD Committee Chair for its first two years, and I have proudly served on the LEAD Selection Committee every year since the program was established. At least one LEAD alumni has chaired or co-chaired the LEAD Committee every year since (including the current LEAD Chair, 2017 Leadership Georgia participant M.J. Blakely – LEAD Class of 2014). Two LEAD alumni currently serve in the Georgia General Assembly, including State Senator Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia; LGA Class of 2014).  Most importantly, however, LEAD alumni have thoroughly permeated the entire organization; Today, nearly 30% current GTLA Executive Committee members are LEAD alumni., 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia B.A. - 2005 Major: History Southwest Georgia Academy - 2000 Honors: With Honors, Presidential Scholar – Summer 2003, Summer 2004, Dean’s List – Fall 2000, Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, 1900

Industry Groups

  • Insurance Fraud & RICO Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
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Office Location for Ryals D. Stone

215 Broad St
Suite 115
Rome, GA 30161

Phone: 229-724-8531

Fax: 404-445-8003

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