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Adam Stone

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Raised in Bucyrus, Adam C. Stone returned to his roots after law school and provides skilled legal services for clients throughout Crawford County and surrounding areas of central Ohio primarily focusing on criminal and juvenile delinquency defense. Mr. Stone graduated cum laude from Wittenberg University in 2005, and went on to receive his law degree in 2009 from the University of Dayton School of Law. That same year, he was admitted to the Ohio State Bar Association. Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Toldeo Division appointed Mr. Stone as an attorney for its Criminal Justice Act Panel.

Aside from his legal practice, attorney Stone is actively involved in many of our community's initiatives and activities.

Attorney Adam Stone presented at the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers during their Toolbox Seminar. His topic was voir dire/ jury selection during the coronavirus pandemic. He focused on his experience in Ashland County when he went through the jury selection, under the COVID-19 circumstances. He talked about the essential objections through trial, conducted during the pandemic, and under the conditions created by the public health crisis. Describing how his firm moved forward – preserved their objections but still voir dire their juries in the most effective manner for their clients – through masks, socially distanced, and in many cases, not even in courtrooms but exhibit halls and other open spaces that meet the Ohio Supreme Court’s jury trial requirements.

Finally, he discussed that his mandamus action filed in this case, State ex rel. Stone v. Forsthoefel, Ohio Supreme Court Case No: 2020-0547. Explaining the Court’s decision creates a de jure (by law) additional challenge to jurors for cause who fear for their health and safety because of the coronavirus.

Professional Memberships

  • The District 3 co-chairman for the Ohio State Bar Association Pro Bono Task Force
  • A member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • A member of the Bucyrus City Schools Board of Education
  • A student mentor for the Crawford County SPARC Mentoring program
  • A board member of Together We Hurt, Together We Heal
  • The Cooperating Counsel for the Columbus unit and Legal Redress Chairman for the Marion unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • A member of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Crimes (White Collar Crime)
  • Violent Crimes
  • Drug Offenses
  • Sex Offenses

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 2010
  • Ohio, 2009


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
  • J.D. - May, 2009
  • Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio
  • B.S. cum laude - December, 2005
  • Major: Political Science

Published Works

Honors & Awards

  • Young Democrat of the Year 2013
  • Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Right, July 2012 Defender of the Month
  • Dayton Unit NAACP 2009 Citation of Honor
  • OSBF District 5 40 & Under Community Service Award
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation Fellow Class of 2011
  • Named the first ever "Defender of the Month" in July 2012 by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Crawford County, Ohio Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Supreme Court, Pro Bono Task Force, 3rd Appellate District, Co-Chairman
  • Death Penalty Committee and Mental Health Committee for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Past Employment Positions

  • The Neff Law Firm, Law Clerk, August 25, 2009 - November 9, 2009
  • The Dayton Unit NAACP, Civil Rights External/ Investigator, October 1, 2007 - May 10, 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Foreclosure Defense Referrals, January 1, 2010 - Present


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