Stone, Jed

A national leader in the field of criminal defense law, Jed Stone has built a strong reputation throughout Waukegan and the surrounding communities for his spirited defense of clients facing a wide range of issues in the criminal justice system. He prides himself on the level of dedication he offers everyone who seeks his counsel, visiting the county jail each afternoon to visit his clients as part of his “daily rounds.” He’s passionate about the health and well-being of his clients and does whatever he can to keep people out of jail so they can move on with their lives successfully.

Mr. Stone has been honored numerous times throughout his career and is listed on the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, thanks to the multiple recommendations he received from his peers during a recent statewide survey. Jed Stone is a lawyer other legal professionals trust when it comes to handling the most difficult criminal cases in Illinois.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal defense
  • Homicide
  • Sex crimes
  • Drug crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Medical marijuana law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Trial Advocate, Nat'l. Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1989


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1975
  • Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude - 1971

Published Works

  • Preserving the Record Defending Illinois Criminal Cases Revision, March 1991 Original, April 1988


  • Sentencing Advocacy Workshop of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts - New Orleans, LA, January 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Freedom Award - 2015's Most Influential African American of Lake County
  • AV® Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Recognition in Who's Who in American Law
  • Leading Illinois Lawyer in Criminal Appellate Advocacy
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Teacher, National College of Criminal Defense at Mercer Law School
  • Teacher, New York State Defender Institute
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Law, Northwestern University
  • Lecturer, Department of Politics, Lake Forest College
Stone & Associates Ltd.
Practice Area: Criminal Defense
Address: 415 Washington Street, Suite 107
City/State/Zip: Waukegan , Illinois 60085
EMail : jstone@jedstone.com
Telephone : (847) 336-7888
ASLA Membership State: Illinois
Law School: Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law

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