Jacksonville attorney Mitchell “Mitch” Stone is the new president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
He will lead the 1,600-member organization of Florida Bar members who represent clients in criminal courts. His term is for the next year.
Stone, a Florida Bar board-certified criminal trial lawyer, has practiced since 1989. He graduated from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he was editor of the University of Florida International Law Journal.
Stone began his career as an assistant state attorney in Miami before moving to the 4th Circuit State Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville, where he was assigned to the Special Victims Unit and the Homicide Team.
Stone established Mitchell A. Stone P.A. in 1992 to practice federal and state criminal defense law.
He has served as editor of The Defender, the association’s quarterly magazine, and has been in charge of the organization’s statewide continuing legal education presentations.