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Richard James Stone, lawyer. Bar: California 1971, Oregon 1994, District of Columbia, 2000, Washington State, 2004. Recipient Amos Alonzo Stagg medal and Howell Murray Alumni medal University Chicago, 1967; honoree National Conference Black Mayors, 1980; recipient special citation for outstanding performance Secretary Department Energy, 1981, 1st prize United States Jury Verdict, 2006.


Stone, Richard James was born on April 30, 1945. Son of Milton M. and Ruth Jean (Manaster) Stone.


Bachelor in Economics, University Chicago, 1967. Juris Doctor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1970.


Associate O'Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, 1971-1977. Deputy assistant general counsel United States Department Defense, Washington, 1978-1979. Assistant to secretary United States Department Energy, 1979-1980.

Counsel Sidley & Austin, Los Angeles, 1981, partner, 1982-1988. Partner, head litigation department Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, 1988-1994. Managing partner Zelle & Larson, LLP, 1994-1997.

Counsel Ball Janik LLP, Portland, Oregon, 1998—2006, partner, since 2007. Adjunct professor law Lewis and Clark Northwestern School Law, 1998—1999. Lawyer representative 9th Circuit Judicial Conference, 1998—1999.

Member legal ethics committee Oregon State Bar, 2002—2003, committee on special rules, 2002—2003. With United States Military Academy at West Point Oregon Field Force, since 2003.


Director Legal Aid Foundation, Los Angeles, 1991—1999, officer, 1994—1998, president, 1997—1998. Director Portland City United Soccer Club, 1999—2000, classic coach, 2002—2004. General counsel and staff director Study of Los Angeles Civil Disturbance for Board Police Commissioners, 1992.

Member vestry St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, 1990—1993, 1997—1998, senior warden, 1998. Member public sector task force State Senate Select Committee on Long Range Policy Planning, California, 1985—1986. Member Oregon Public Health Advisory Board, since 2008.

Member advisory panel Council Energy Resource Tribes, 1981—1985. United States delegate Micronesian Political Status Negotiations, 1978—1979. Fellow American Bar Foundation.

Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, California Bar Association, Oregon Bar Association, Washington Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association (trustee 1986-1988), District of Columbia Bar Association, Association Business Trial Lawyers, Multnomah County Bar Association, Phi Gamma Delta.


Married Lee Lawrence, September 1, 1979. Children: Robert Allyn, Katherine Jenney, Grant Lawrence.