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Eric Bradley Stone

Criminal defense Attorney at Stafford, VA

4.7   14 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 16 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 30 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 46 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1994
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1978
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Eric

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Attorney Stone has been a premier criminal defense lawyer in northern Virginia since 2007, and has been practicing law since 1978. If you have been charged with a crime, you'll need an aggressive and knowledgeable lawyer. Call now!

  2. DUI and DWI
    Virginia has extremely harsh penalties for DUI convictions. Stafford & Fredericksburg area residents trust in local law enforcement to maintain public safety in many ways. Call now for a free consultation.

  3. Divorce and separation
    Divorce can be an extremely turbulent time in your life. Your family is the most valuable asset you have, and a divorce can be complicated with or without children, with or without a high asset estate. Call now for a free consultation.

I am, first and foremost, a TRIAL ATTORNEY.  I help individual humans fight against injustice.  Whether you have been injured by someone else's carelessness in an accident, whether you have been falsely accused of a crime, or whether your spouse is trying to divorce you and take everything you have, you need a TRIAL ATTORNEY.  TRIAL ATTORNEYS are skilled fighters who understand that unless you fight back hard against prosecutors, insurance defense lawyers and divorce lawyers, your will not get justice.


I am a former U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel.  I spent the vast majority of my career in military courtrooms all over the world fighting for the rights of U.S. servicemembers in every type of case imaginable, from petty theft and drug use to death penalty defense and national security and general officer matters. 


I have also served as a courtroom judge and an appeals judge on the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals.  As a result, I am often able to predict how a judge is likely to rule in certain issues in your case and use that insight to set up a winning strategy.


Finally, I am a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in DuBois Wyoming.  Very very few lawyers are selected to attend.  It is a month long personal trial skills training experience, conducted by Gerry Spence himself, the greatest living trial attorney in U.S. history.


I will aggressively represent you and fight for justice - that is, justice for YOU.  







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Eric Stone Law, PC is a lawyer in Stafford, Virginia providing experienced and aggressive legal representation for DUI's, Reckless Driving, Drug Charges & More throughout Virginia.


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1303 Courthouse Road
Stafford, VA, 22554
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Posted by Craig | April 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defender of Justice and Fathers Rights
I cannot express enough gratitude for the exceptional legal representation provided by Eric Stone during what was undoubtedly the most challenging period of my life. Facing an exquisitely manipulative wife and a biased court system, Eric Stone emerged as a beacon of hope, tirelessly advocating for my rights and ultimately securing a fair outcome. From the outset, Eric Stone demonstrated unwavering dedication to my case. They listened attentively to my concerns, meticulously examined every detail, and devised a comprehensive strategy tailored to my circumstances. Despite the daunting odds stacked against me, Eric Stone remained steadfast in their commitment to achieving justice. One of the most remarkable achievements of Eric Stone was his ability to secure 50/50 legal custody of my daughters. In the face of an ex-spouse who employed manipulative tactics and out right lied repeatably to sway the court's opinion. Eric Stone skillfully navigated the legal intricacies, ensuring that my parental rights were upheld. This outcome not only provided me with the opportunity to maintain a meaningful relationship with my children but also granted them the stability and love they deserve. Moreover, Eric Stone exhibited remarkable prowess in navigating the complexities of the legal system, successfully dismantling multiple false charges levied against me. His meticulous approach to gathering evidence, presenting compelling arguments, and challenging baseless allegations proved instrumental in safeguarding my reputation and ensuring a fair trial. Beyond his legal acumen, Eric Stone demonstrated unparalleled empathy and support throughout the entirety of the legal proceedings. He offered reassurance during moments of uncertainty, provided clear and concise explanations of legal proceedings, and consistently prioritized my well-being. His unwavering support not only alleviated much of the stress associated with the legal battle but also instilled confidence in the eventual outcome. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Eric Stone to anyone in need of exemplary legal representation. Their tenacity, expertise, and unwavering commitment to justice were instrumental in achieving a favorable resolution amidst daunting circumstances. Thanks to Eric Stone, I can now look forward to building a brighter future with my daughters, free from the shackles of unjust accusations and bias.
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Posted by Drew | November 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
resolved my DUI, reckless, refusal
Eric B. Stone successfully represented me in a case that initially I thought was going to be damage control. Mr. Stone listened carefully to my recollection of events, and immediately let me know that all was not lost. Mr. Stone carefully and methodically used the information I had prepared, coupled with the evidence collected by the state, and was able to craft a suitable defense. Mr. Stone's legal expertise coupled with his local knowledge and understanding of what prosecutors and courts are likely going to do, led us down a winning path. His ability to work with the court, and the prosecutor was key in gaining the best possible outcome. I would highly recommend Mr. Eric Stone for your legal defense.
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Posted by Nicholas | January 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Reckless Driving
Mr. Stone is a true miracle worker! I was cited for reckless driving on my way back from Virginia Beach. He not only provided amazing advice, but was willing to work with me and explain patiently the in's and out's of the legal process. Also, his secretary and paralegal were always able to answer any questions i had. I am so lucky that Mr. Stone was involved in my case and will recommend him to anyone! He is the reason I am sitting at home and not in jail.
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Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
"Be brave"
I owe so much more than my deepest felt gratitude towards Eric, but that is all he ever truly asks of any of his clients. Without going in to too much detail bc the case is still pending, at a time when I was vulnerable and unsteady and so unsure of everything in my life, Eric Stone stepped up and offered me the simplest, yet most important words of advice. He told me to "Be brave"; not in a callous or derogatory fashion, but with kindness and sincerity that was so remarkable I could feel his genuine concern for me even over the poor mobile connection and intermittent reception. I am not sure how things will play out with my case, but I just wanted to express my utmost gratitutude for such a simple act of encourgament and kindness. It truly had had a profound effect on me. And I am eternatelly thankful!
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Posted by Emily | September 29, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Experience, Understanding, and Passionate
Eric Stone is one of the most knowledgeable professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Upon speaking with Eric for the very first time, it was obvious that he is not only incredible capable, but is extremely passionate about helping those in need. There is not a doubt in my mind that Eric will keep clear and open communication with each one of his many clients as he did with me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Eric Stone is the lawyer you need to hire in Stafford. Whatever your legal issue is, he will break it down and help you understand clearly what you can expect. Mr. Stone is incredibly accurate in predicting what the outcome will be in any case. He was able to tell me exactly which charges would be dismissed and where we should focus on gaining the best outcome. It was clear to me that he has a great relationship with the Stafford county court system and will argue on your behalf to make sure that you don't get a bad deal. Thanks Eric!
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Posted by Pich | March 17, 2015
Great Attorney
Truly a honorable person foremost and an exceptional attorney. On the first initial consolation through the phone Mr. Stone ensured me that everything was going to be fine, he briefly explained to me about my situation and how the courts would handle it, talking to him gave me a great sense of relief. The day i walked in to the office's of Eric Stone i was greeted and spoke to Nathanael Buczek, he was very informative and told me the possibilities of my case and informed me what i needed to do, Nathanael is a very well spoken attorney. Along the way as the days came closer to my trial date Mr. Stone, Nathanael and the Staff members kept me informed, calling and emailing me updates. I Cannot stress enough how professional and courteous they are, walking me step by step on how things would go and what i should do. The day of reckoning arrived, charged with reckless driving by speed 103/65, i had a fair clue on what was going to occur given all the consultation, it would be a combination of jail time, suspended license up to 12 months, and a hefty fine. As we stood before the honorable judge, the prosecution urged before the judge that i should be incarcerated for reckless driving for the excessive speed of 103 mph in a 65 mph zone. The outcome of my case was absolutely outstanding, more than what i even hoped for nevertheless even what i expected, my mindset walking into the courtroom that day was that i'd be going to jail for a week or so. The judge's sentence was 10 days of suspended jail time, 30 days suspended license and a fine. Without a doubt, if it were not for Nathanael's remarkable ability to build upon my case and argue on my behalf, i certainly would of been sentence to jail. I would like to thank Mr. Stone and Mr. Buczek, truly exceptional attorneys at law and i highly recommend them to anyone who is need of help.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2015
If you are looking for the best.....your search is over!!
Mr. Stone and his staff were by far the most professional, courteous, and competent law office I have ever experienced. I have never had any trouble with the law - not even a parking ticket! So when a family dispute landed me with a possible conviction of domestic assault and battery, I spent DAYS without sleep, consulting with every attorney I could find in and outside of VA and scouring the internet for answers. As you know, there is no such thing as requesting to drop a DA charge by the victim in VA, so you need the BEST representation if ever facing this kind of conviction. There were several things I looked for in an Attorney and Mr. Stone exceeded the bar with each one. I called and he promptly took my call, LISTENED to my concerns, EXPLAINED the law, the process, and even offered to sit down with me that day. For the first time since the incident I was able to sleep. I visited his office that afternoon, and was warmly greeted by Trevor, one of the most pleasant and courteous administrative staff I have ever met. Mr. Stone sat down with me and thoroughly answered my questions, and offered more information regarding pros/cons/outcomes/next steps. What impressed me the most was at no point did I feel as if he was trying to "sell" his services, or withhold information until payment. When you are good at what you do, your services sell themselves and your character speaks for itself. At the end of our consultation, he handed me over to Sherry, another amazing member of the staff, who was attentive, and consistently responded to any inquiries in the most expedient manner once I left the office. Right before my trial, I met with Mr. Stone again and prepped for trial, but because he has the right balance of compassion, he made sure I didn’t leave without giving me peace about my situation regardless of the outcome. Fast forward to the day of court, what I felt was the worst day of my life, was an opportunity to see that God may not show up when you want him too, but he is always on time!!! Thanks to Mr. Stone my case was dropped!! WARNING: I’m in no way saying your outcome will be the same because every case is different, BUT without a shadow of a doubt I can honestly say Mr. Stone WILL see you through. He knows the LAW, he knows PEOPLE, and more importantly, he is a PERSON FIRST, ATTORNEY SECOND. That’s who you want to represent you. He will be recommended to anyone and everyone I know because had it not been for him, my life could be totally different. Thank you Mr. Stone and may God bless you so you can continue being a blessing to others.
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Posted by Jonathan | January 13, 2014
The best Attorney I have ever used... Hands Down, He will always get my business
When dealing with an attorney, it's hard to know what you are getting. I hap-hazardly bumped into Mr. Stone at Stafford Courthouse and he willing talked with me for at least a half hour, before he offered to represent me in my case. He was the best attorney I have ever used and I have used 4 in this county. He actually cares about the client, took his personal time to help me do what I needed to do, and most of all, he won my case. I'm looking forward to working with him in the future.
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Posted by robert | December 10, 2013
When you need a bulldog in your corner
I hired Mr. Stone to handle my divorce. He got me everything I asked for, and more. He dident just feel like my lawer but more of my friend covering my 6 through the worst experiance of my life. If you feel that divorce is your last option this is the guy you want in your corner. SEMPER FI Mr. Stone.
Posted by Jerri | November 25, 2013
Competent and Effective Lawyer
Mr. Stone is an excellent lawyer. I hired him to represent my daughter and he was on top of everything. He advised us of everything that we needed to do and he stepped through the plan of action and milestones that he planned to accomplish. He not only executed to script but he went above and beyond what was initially layed out. I would recommend his services to anyone who finds themselves in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by Jim | January 19, 2011
I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Stone
Mr. Stone has represented me for several years now and I could not imagine having anyone else. This was a completely new world for me and he was a very professional yet caring guide. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mr. Stone to anyone.
Posted by Jason | January 12, 2011
Services Rendered
Mr. Stone handled my legal issue with the highest level of professionalism. He expeditiously attained the most desirable outcome for my legal situation while keeping me informed at all times. Mr. Stone's expertise is unmatched in the Northern Virginia area.
Posted by Kim | September 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Waste of money
If you would like an attorney to not represent you, take your money, not return phone call or emails, you picked the right man. USE SOMEONE ELSE!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Williams Stone Carpenter Buczek, PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • President
  • Eric Stone Law, PC
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Stone Furlong Drewniak, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2012
  • Judge
  • Office of US Military Commissions
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Judge
  • Navy Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Deputy Director
  • Navy Marine Corps Appellate Government Division
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Judge
  • Navy Marine Corps Trial Judiciary
  • 1998 - 2001
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  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Joshua S. Daniels
  • Lower court reversed - sailor had reasonable expectation of privacy in his night stand and cocaine found there should have been suppresed.


  • Virginia State Bar, Military Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Fredericksburg Area Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Okinawa Bench and Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 2003


  • Military Justice Reporter
  • Legal Opinions
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Brown Bag CLE
  • Court-Martial Defense by Civilian Counsel
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Eric
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Eric is an enthusiastic trial attorney both in and out of the courtroom. From pretrial negotiations to convincing a jury, he is a top defense lawyer in our area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Eric as an attorney and person and would highly recommend him for anyone looking for an attorney which is skillful and cares about his client."
Military law Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Friend
"Eric and I attended the nationally-renowned Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, WY, together in 2011. There, I found Eric to be an extremely competent lawyer who cares deeply about his clients. I highly recommend Eric to anyone in the Northern Virginia area."
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