Steven Stone

Hon. Steven J. Stone (Ret.)

JAMS Mediator, Arbitrator and Referee/Special Master

Case Manager
Louis Boney, II
T: 213-253-9712
F: 213-620-0100
555 West 5th St., 32nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90013


As a practicing lawyer, Judge of the Superior Court, and as a presiding justice of the California Court of Appeal, Justice Stone dealt with many cases and issues in the field of employment law.

Since joining JAMS as a mediator and arbitrator, Justice Stone has successfully applied his negotiation skills to the settlement of complex cases, with a particular focus on Employment Law and the delicate matters often related thereto.

Representative Matters

  • Age discrimination arbitration for violation of California Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA) claims at industrial distribution company
  • Arbitration of breach of contract, failure to compensate, and fraud claims related to employment at eye surgery center
  • Arbitration of employment discrimination claims concerning large residential development firm
  • Arbitration regarding disputed attorney fees and costs from mediation settlement in excess of $1 million between children’s toy and entertainment product manufacturer and insurance provider
  • Breach of employment contract arbitration involving intentional misrepresentation, promissory fraud, and negligent misrepresentation claims against television and film production company
  • Breach of employment contract mediation between individual and multinational oil and gas corporation
  • Class action employment mediation involving auto dealership
  • Commission dispute mediation involving hospital furnishings corporation
  • Complex wrongful termination mediation between C.E.O. and clothing design and manufacturing company
  • Discrimination and wrongful termination mediation against county government entity
  • Employment discrimination arbitration involving professional services consulting company
  • FEHA arbitration asserting wrongful termination, minimum wage and overtime violations, and failure to provide required rest and meal periods at luxury hotel
  • Harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination mediation involving cash management solution systems provider for casino and amusement industry
  • Labor/management relations mediation regarding public transit and paratransit services provider
  • Mediation of alleged wrongful termination suit brought by 64-year-old waitress against restaurant
  • Mediation of employment discrimination case involving national healthcare provider
  • Mediation of sexual harassment claims involving medical diagnostic test systems developer and manufacturer
  • Mediated sexual harassment case brought by female warehouse employee
  • Sexual harassment arbitration involving production company
  • Sexual harassment claims involving animation production studio
  • Wage and hour dispute involving car dealership
  • Wrongful termination allegations brought by public transit agency foreman against agency
  • Wrongful termination and breach of contract dispute at luxury auto dealership
  • Wrongful termination arbitration between individual and national banking institution
  • Wrongful termination arbitration involving alleged sexual molestation of developmentally disabled employee against Forbes 500 employer
Completed Virtual ADR training conducted by the JAMS Institute, the training arm of JAMS. 

  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer in Mediation, Best Lawyers in America, 2023
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer, Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2023
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2019
  • Recognized as a Top California Neutral, Daily Journal, 2012
  • Selected as one of California's Most Sought-After Neutrals, Daily Journal Extra, 2002
  • Trial Judge of the Year Award, Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association, 1980 and 1982
  • Roger J. Traynor Appellate Justice of the Year Award by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, 1998
  • Faculty of the Council on Judicial Education and Research and the California Judges Association teaching and training judges
  • State Bar Board of Governors Special Task Force on Discovery
  • "The Power of Pester," Daily Journal, ADR Profile, April 12, 2013
  • Received comprehensive training in JAMS in-house Entertainment Law workshops including, but not limited to:
    • "Net Profits and New Media: The Future of Entertainment Litigation"
    • "Legal Issues and Developments in Video Game Law"
  • Presiding Justice, California District Court of Appeal, 1982-1999
  • Judge, Ventura County Superior Court, 1976-1982 (Supervising Judge, Law and Motion, 1977-1980)
  • Private practice, Principal, Beach, Stone, Smith, Drescher & Romney, Santa Paula, CA, 1962-1976
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1961; Associate Editor, Hastings Law Journal
  • A.B., Medical Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, 1958

Counsel Comments

    • "Justice Stone was incredible. The process worked perfectly. There is nothing I could recommend that would have made anything better."




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