Attorneys

Stone Lockett

Jacksonville, Florida, Criminal Law Attorneys

At Stone Lockett, the skill and commitment that our criminal law attorneys apply to the defense of the accused is demonstrated in their impressive record of verdicts, dismissals and other favorable outcomes for clients.

Information on the personal and professional credentials of each attorney is available below, and we welcome anyone charged with a crime in the Jacksonville area or northeast Florida to contact us for a free consultation.

Stone Lockett Attorneys

Mitch Stone, a 1988 graduate of the University Of Florida College Of Law, and partner of Stone Lockett, P.L., a Jacksonville-based law firm specializing in State and Federal criminal defense in North Florida. Mr. Stone is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law and is AV rated. He has been recognized for his work in the areas of criminal defense, DUI defense and white collar criminal defense by being named in Super Lawyers Publication, Florida Trend's Legal Elite, Jacksonville Magazine's Leading Lawyers and in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is a former Assistant State Attorney and has specialized in criminal defense since 1992. He has conducted over 150 criminal jury trials to verdict in both Federal and State court. Mr. Stone is a past board member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, past president of the Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is currently Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Florida Bar Criminal Law Section. He is admitted to practice in Florida, Washington DC, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Middle and Northern Federal District Courts of Florida. Mr. Stone has been on the faculty of the Gerald T. Bennett Prosecutor/Public Defender Advanced Trial Practice Seminar, The Florida Bar's Masters of DUI seminar, the FACDL Blood Breath and Tears DUI seminar, the Lorman DUI seminar and the FACDL Showcase on Sentencing. He has also lectured on criminal defense topics at the Fourth Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office and at the Middle District of Florida's Federal Defender Conference. Recently, Mr. Stone has been selected to chair the Blood Breath & Tears DUI seminar and he authors the DUI Notes column for Defender Magazine. Mitch Stone has been married to his wife Christine for 23 years and has two daughters, Hannah and Sarah. He lives in Atlantic Beach and enjoys surfing and paddleboarding when not practicing law or playing golf. He is a member of Surfrider and is an advocate for protecting our beaches.

Lee Lockett was born and raised in Jacksonville. He attended Florida State University for his undergraduate studies and graduated in 1992. After graduating from FSU, he traveled south to Miami where he was accepted into law school at St. Thomas University School of Law. There, Mr. Lockett was elected to the Executive Board of the Moot Court Team. Mr. Lockett was awarded the Book Award in Criminal Procedure II as a third year law student. After graduation he was offered a position with the State Attorney's Office for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. As an Assistant State Attorney he was asked to serve as "First Chair" in over 30 jury trials and countless non-jury trials and hearings. In his second year he was promoted to Division Chief in County Court Division E where he supervised all attorneys in that division and made DUI filing decisions. After leaving the State Attorney's Office, Mr. Lockett served with the Public Defender's office where he received the prestigious "ROC" Award for trial advocacy. Lee Lockett has been practicing for more than 15 years and has in excess of 45 Jury trials to his credit. He is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College Of DUI Defense, Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar, The Florida Bar Association, Law Week Committee 2005-2006, Judicial Relations Committee of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Gator Bowl Committee 2004-2007 and the Traffic Court Rules Committee of the Florida Bar. He is admitted to practice in all counties and circuits in the state of Florida as well as the United States Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida. Mr. Lockett has received the highest rating ("Superb") offered by AVVO, an independent lawyer rating system. Mr. Lockett has also received a rating of "AV Preeminent" 5.0 of 5, the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell peer review. Lee Lockett has lectured other local attorneys in the area of DUI Defense and is also a regular guest speaker at UNF on criminal law related topics. He has also been asked to appear on several nationally syndicated television shows which have showcased his representation of a local girl and her family.

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