Steven David Stone, Esq.
Steven David Stone was raised in Northern Virginia and attended Fairfax County Public Schools, graduating from Edison High School in 1970. He then attended Princeton University, where his studies focused on southern history, politics, arms control, and international relations in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. In 1973, he was awarded the William DuBose Sheldon Memorial Scholarship Prize for his thesis on Virginia.
Mr. Stone returned to Virginia to attend the University of Richmond Law School. While in law school, he served as a legislative aide to Virginia State Senator Joseph Gartlan and as a third-year practice intern in the Virginia Attorney General's office, where he received his first trial experience under the sponsorship of Attorney General Andrew Miller. He was on the Law Review from 1975 to 1977 and a member of the McNeill Honor Law Society. After graduation, he practiced with two Fairfax County law firms before establishing his own firm in 1986.
Now in his 35th year as a practicing attorney, Mr. Stone has established a solid reputation. His general civil and criminal litigation practice encompasses numerous areas of law and offers a wide range of legal services. Although many of his trials have been covered by local and national press, with one case becoming a special on CBS's 48 Hours, Mr. Stone takes pride in the fact that most of his cases are quietly resolved in the best interest of his clients. His philosophy is that every reasonable effort should be made to settle legal claims or disputes in a way that protects his clients' rights, and that costly litigation and adversarial proceedings should always be the last resort. He takes pride in his representation of individuals in a wide range of cases, including family law, employment issues, education law, and criminal and traffic cases.
Mr. Stone has represented local education associations and their members, the Virginia Education Association, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Bowl America, Inc., Computer Associates, the Fairfax Bar Association, the Future Business Leaders of America, the Jewish War Veterans of America, Stations Casinos, the Virginia Collectors Association, the Virginia Optometric Association, and many other individuals, associations, and businesses. His practice now focuses on Northern Virginia. A former part of the firm was in Richmond, which handled lobbying on behalf of local and national businesses, unions, attorneys, teachers, doctors, and many other groups during sessions of the Virginia General Assembly.
In 1989, Mr. Stone was appointed a Commissioner in Chancery in Fairfax County by the Chief Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court. Mr. Stone has also served on a variety of County and State boards by appointment of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Virginia General Assembly, and several governors. Governors Robb, Baliles, and Wilder appointed Mr. Stone to a succession of boards and councils which helped write and enact the Virginians with Disabilities Act. In 1996, 2000, and again in 2004, the Virginia State Senate appointed Mr. Stone to serve on the Virginia-Israel Advisory Board.
Mr. Stone has been accepted as a life member of the National Registry of Who's Who since 1999. His interest in politics began in the 1960's, and he continues to participate fully in the civic, religious, and political affairs of this community, having served in a variety of local civic associations, chambers of commerce, attorneys' organizations, educational associations and foundations, and religious organizations. He has also been active in several national organizations, including the Democratic Leadership Council, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), where he is a member of the National Council,Capitol Club and the Greater Washington Executive Board; and the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Judges. He is currently on the Board of Directors (Virginia Chairman) of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and Washington PAC (Pro-Israel Political Action Committee).
Mr. Stone is the proud father of four children, all are graduates of the Fairfax County Public School system with two now graduates of Virginia Universities.