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Jed Stone is one of the nation’s leading criminal defense lawyers. He is known for vigorous, thorough and intelligent representation on behalf of his clients. Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Jed has also been distinguished as one of Illinois’ leading criminal defense lawyers. To be so honored, attorneys must receive multiple recommendations from their peers in a statewide survey conducted by the American Research Corporation. Thousands of Illinois lawyers were asked, “To whom would you refer criminal matters if a friend or family member were in need of representation?” Jed Stone is one of these peer-selected lawyers.

His other accomplishments and activities include:

  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers

  • Recognition in Who’s Who in American Law

  • Speaking before the Congressional Black Caucus on race and justice issues

  • Selected by his peers as a Leading Illinois Lawyer in Criminal Appellate Advocacy

  • Writing “Preserving The Record” Defending Illinois Criminal Cases; “A Lawyer’s Reflection On Death” The Chicago Bar Record, Chicago Bar Association, October 1992; and the revised Illinois Criminal Defense Motions, 1995

  • Serving as a faculty member of the National College of Criminal Defense at Mercer Law School, Macon, Georgia

  • Teaching at the New York State Defender Institute

  • Teaching as an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern University

  • Lecturer, Department of Politics, Lake Forest College

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