Stephen Stone

Howerton Dorris & Stone
300 W Main St
Marion, IL 62959
(618) 993-2616
www.hdslawfirm.com


Stephen W. "Steve" Stone makes his home in Marion, by way of Carterville. Prior to joining our firm in 1996, Steve served as a Judicial Clerk for the 5th District Appellate Court and practiced law as an insurance defense attorney in Carbondale. Licensed in both Illinois and Missouri, Steve has a reputation in the law community for great intellect, ability, and ethics in the courtroom, as well as charitable involvement in the community. An uncompromising advocate for his clients, Steve represents local people in a myriad of different situations, refusing to allow insurance companies to take advantage of injured workers and people in Southern Illinois.

Steve and his wife Tabitha make their home in Marion, where they raise their five children. Besides his family, the practice of law, and his local parish, Steve devotes much of his energy to The Benja Project, a non-profit organization he founded supporting orphans and their community in Uganda, Africa.

During Steve's 27 years of being a courtroom lawyer, he has represented Southern Illinoisans in hundreds of unique and complicated cases, like these:

The widow of a union operator crushed while trying to save a fellow worker from a cave-in
A rural Southern Illinois man permanently disabled when his physician failed to diagnose his problem
The family of a Southern Illinois woman killed in a road rage accident
The widower of a local school teacher killed by a fatigued truck driver
A local businessman whose factory collapsed because of faulty construction
A man confined to wheelchair from a work injury whose insurance company was made to pay for a wheelchair-accessible home
Class action cases involving insurance company practices
A Southern Illinois farmer whose entire crop was poisoned by negligent chemical spraying
The children of a union construction worker crushed at a power plant
A deaf woman permanently injured by a surgical error who can no longer live on her own

Bar Admissions

United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals - 7th Circuit
United States District Court - Southern District of Illinois
United States District Court - Eastern District of Missouri
State of Illinois
State of Missouri

Education

J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law - 1990
B.A., Southern Illinois University - 1987