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.