Ryals D. Stone

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Rome, GA

Stone Law Group Trial Lawyers, LLC
 | 215 Broad St, Suite 115
Rome, GA 30161
Phone: 229-724-8531
Fax: 404-445-8003
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
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 partner at the Stone Law Group, Ryals D. Stone focuses his practice on civil litigation matters. From the firm’s offices in Atlanta, he represents people and businesses throughout his native state of Georgia. Mr. Stone attended the University of Georgia as an undergraduate, and he majored in history and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 2005. He then went on to pursue his legal education at the Samford University Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, and he studied abroad at the University of Cambridge in England and was named a Caruthers Fellow before receiving his Juris Doctor in 2009.

    A significant portion of Mr. Stone’s practice is devoted to personal injury and wrongful death litigation. His client base in this area of the law is made up of people who have incurred economic losses and other types of harm as a result of the negligence of other parties. Mr. Stone has worked on cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, and defective products, and he has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through jury awards and through settlements that he has negotiated with defendants and their liability insurance carriers.

    Mr. Stone’s litigation experience also extends to bad faith and other insurance coverage matters, and he has handled civil cases based on the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. His successful track record in all of his practice areas has earned him a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo and numerous other honors and awards. Mr. Stone is admitted to practice in Georgia and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, and he is an active participant in the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and numerous other professional groups.

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

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

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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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