Attorney William S. Stone

Boone & Stone

Wrongful Death Attorney | Serving Blakely, GA

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589 College Street
Blakely, GA 39823

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We take on cases involving serious injuries, and we deliver top of the line legal services to clients who have experienced damages from personal injury. Our team handles complex cases and will prepare your case as if it's going to trial, with close attention to detail and strategic negotiations for your best possible recovery.

The fifth generation of Stone family lawyers now works in our Atlanta office, and we are proud to represent victims and survivors in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. Our law firm has a sterling reputation in the legal community, and we are known for our high ethical standards in court and with our clients.

We handle most cases on a contingent fee basis, which allows injured individuals and businesses access to legal representation and justice.

Contact Boone & Stone today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Aviation accidents
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Call Attorney James Stone today at 844-481-6771 to arrange your free initial consultation.


Attorney Profile

Attorney William Sims Stone


  • Georgia, 1977
  • Alabama, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia
    • J.D. - 1977
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • B.B.A. - 1975
    • Major: Accounting
  • Early County High School - 1971
  • Netherlands Institute of Industrial Economics - 1973

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Life Member and past president
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • State Bar of Georgia, Advertising Regulation Committee
  • Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Alabama State Bar, Member
  • Southwest Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Attorney Ryals Drayton Stone


  • Georgia, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2011
  • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2011
  • Georgia Court of Appeals, 2011


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College - Study Abroad Program
    • Honors: Awarded the highest marks in both international comparative constitutional law and professional responsibility
    • Honors: Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy, top grade
    • Honors: Abraham J. Caruthers Fellow
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Major: History
  • Southwest Georgia Academy - 2000
    • Honors: With Honors

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, Director of Sponsorship; Litigation Committee Chair, 2011 - 2015
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Executive Committee; LEAD Committee Chair (2013-2015), 2011 - 2015
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA), Member
  • American Bar Association (AAJ), Member
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • Atlanta Bar Association, Member
  • Pataula Bar Association, President
  • Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, Civil Justice PAC Board of Directors

Attorney James William Stone


  • Georgia, 2013
  • Alabama, 2015
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia


  • John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Student chapter of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, active member
  • University of Georgia - Terry College of Business, Athens, Georgia
    • B.B.A. - 2009
    • Major: Management Information Systems
  • Southwest Georgia Academy - 2005
    • Honors: With Honors

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Member

Verdicts & Settlements

Foster v. Landstar Ranger, Inc., et al. (2011)

Jury Verdict
Cobb County State Court, Georgia
Wrongful Death case against the Trucking Company whose tractor trailer driver ran a stop sign, killing two people and injuring a third.

U.S. ex rel. LaCorte v. Merck and Co., Inc. (2008)

USDC - ED Louisiana
Qui Tam case in which whistle blower claims that Merck underreported the "best price" of its drug brand Pepcid® to the government in an illegal scheme resulting in overcharging Medicare, Medicaid and other governmental health programs.

Susan S. DePaola, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee
for Collins Signs, Inc. v. Nissan North America, Inc. et al. (2008)

Jury Verdict
USDC - MD Alabama
Promissory fraud and conversion claims against Nissan as it did not intend to perform the terms and conditions of a sign contract at the time it entered into it and for unlawfully converting property belonging to Collins Signs.

Coleman v. North Fulton Neurology, P.C. et al. (2007)

Jury Verdict
Fulton Co. State Court, Georgia
Medical Malpractice - failure to monitor spinal surgery resulting in 19 year old Paraplegic.

Rucker v. Knight Trucking et al. (2006)

Jury Verdict
Clayton County State Court
Minor car accident

Lee v. Kennestone Hospital, (2001)

Jury Verdict
Cobb County State Court, Georgia
Medical Negligence - failure to monitor Patient who bleeds to death post surgery.


James Sealey v. Fire & Casualty Ins. Co. (2001)

Jury Verdict
Duvall County, Florida
Back injury caused by driver negligence. Defense refused to offer $25,000 policy limits.

Johns v. Cherokee Trucking Company (1999)

Jury Verdict
Clay County, Florida
Mild traumatic brain injury caused by dump truck collision. Defense only offered $250,000 on a 1 million policy.


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