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.