Hon. Steven J. Stone (Ret.)

T: 213-620-1133
F: 213-620-0100
Real Property
As a lawyer, Superior Court Judge, and Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Justice Stone has litigated, settled, tried and written published appellate decisions concerning all types of real estate disputes.

Since joining JAMS as a mediator and arbitrator, Justice Stone has successfully applied his negotiation skills to the settlement of complex real estate disputes.

Representative Matters

  • Condemnation, direct and inverse
  • Flood damage litigation
  • Numerous cases involving brokers' and sellers' liability for non-disclosure
  • Property evaluations in partnership and marital dissolutions
  • Real estate contract and lease interpretations
  • Real estate transaction document interpretation
  • Resolution of easement disputes
  • Several cases for rescission of real estate contracts, with attendant damages

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution Category, Best Lawyers in America, 2009-2016
  • 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"

Background and Education

  • 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

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