Mitchell (Mitch) Stone

Mitchell (Mitch) Stone

Jacksonville, Florida

Mitch Stone is 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.

Mr. Stone is admitted to practice in Florida, Washington DC, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Middle and Northern Federal District Courts of Florida. He 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.

Areas of Practice

  • Conspiracy
  • Drug Crimes
  • DUI
  • Federal and State Criminal Defense
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • White Collar Crime
  • Murder & Violent Crimes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified, Criminal Law Trial Lawyer, Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1991


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Law Journal: Editor, University of Florida International Law Journal, 1987 - 1988
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
    • B.A. - 1985
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • "Defending the Unlicensed Contractor: A Novel Approach", Defender Magazine, Summer, 1999
  • "Doggett Days in Federal Court", Defender Magazine, Spring, 2001
  • DUI Notes "Oh, Brother What Will They Think of Next?", Florida Defender, Spring
  • "An Achiever's Guide to Law Enforcement Jurisdiction in Florida", Florida Defender
  • "Cowboy, Killer or Candybar...Read the Label", Florida Defender
  • "DMV Fought the Law and the Law Won or Can I Get Some BTUs", Florida Defender, Volume 21, No.2, 2009

Representative Cases


  • Faculty - Gerald T. Bennett Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar, 2003 - Present
  • Search & Seizure Law, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, 1990
  • Strategies in Handling DUI Cases in Florida, 2005, 2007
  • Blood, Breath & Tears XII, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005, 2009
  • Federal Sentencing at the Showcase on Sentencing, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Member, Chairman, 1991 - 1992
  • The Florida Bar, Member, 1991 - 1992
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense, Board Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President

Past Employment Positions

  • Fannin & Tyler, P.A., Associate, 1990 - 1992
  • State Attorney's Office, 4th Judicial Court, Florida, Assistant State Attorney, 1988 - 1990

Pro Bono Activities

  • Annually Contributes to Jacksonville Legal Aid


  • Spanish
AVVO Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney DUI Distinguished TM AV Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standard And Legal Ability BBB Accredited Business Avvo Rating 10.0/10 Superb Avvo CLIENTS CHOICE 2012 DUI National College for DUI Defense GENERAL MEMBER