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Defense Lawyer

“While other lawyers are playing checkers, Jed Stone is playing chess.”

Great criminal defense requires not only legal knowledge but detective work, strategy, creativity and courtroom skills. Drawing on nearly 40 years of experience in criminal law, Jed Stone is known for achieving favorable and often remarkable results in complex cases.

Our mission at Stone & Associates is simple: to provide help to those who need justice. Having represented more than 135 individuals accused of first-degree murder, we are known as the “go-to” defense firm in the Waukegan area and northern Illinois. Yet we are accessible to anyone seeking powerful representation for misdemeanor or felony criminal charges, from shoplifting or drug possession to white collar crimes or sex offenses.

While criminal defense is our bread-and-butter focus, we handle related matters such as criminal appeals, defense of professionals in disciplinary proceedings, lawsuits for police misconduct and assistance to fledgling medical marijuana enterprises.

Put Your Trust In Our Compassionate Team

Our firm’s founder, Jed Stone, has practiced in criminal law since 1976. He is known throughout the United States for his advocacy, and he has run criminal defense seminars for the National Criminal Defense College. He has taught criminal law locally at Northwestern University and Lake Forest College, and outside of Illinois at the New York State Defender Institute. He is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, a diplomate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a Chicago Bar Association Master Advocate. Listed in “Who’s Who in American Law,” he has been awarded the Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Award and the NAACP Freedom and Justice Award.

Mr. Stone is a hands-on lawyer who visits clients in the county jail each afternoon as part of his “daily rounds.” His thorough and thoughtful approach to the client’s cause is one of the qualities that sets us apart from firms that gravitate to the quick plea or the path of least resistance. We provide a true defense, including going to trial to spare our clients and their families from the nightmare of a prison term.

As necessary, we expand our team by working with top-notch investigators and forensic social workers to get the best possible results for our clients.

When You’ve Only Got One Call, Make It Count

We hate prisons and how the broken justice system chews people up and spits them out. We also believe that no one should be judged by the worst five minutes of their life. You can turn to Stone & Associates to fight for your freedom and your future.

Read more about top criminal defense attorney Jed Stone and his team, or reach out to us 24 hours a day for immediate assistance.

An arrest may be the scariest time in your life, but the end of your story is not written yet. For experienced and vigorous representation, call 847-336-7888 or contact us online. We offer a free initial consultation, serving clients in Waukegan, Gurnee, Libertyville, North Chicago and surrounding Illinois.

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