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Professional Experience

Mr. Stoner began his legal career as a litigation associate with the law firm of Lillick McHose & Charles (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) and became a full equity partner in 1987.  He left Pillsbury in 2000 to join Hennigan Bennett & Dorman LLP, a nationally recognized litigation firm based in Los Angeles.  In 2006, Mr. Stoner was one of the founding partners of Yuhl Stoner Carr LLP.  While at the Pillsbury Winthrop, Hennigan Bennett and Yuhl Stoner Carr firms, Mr. Stoner specialized in complex commercial litigation and his practice included cases involving emerging companies, securities, contracts, intellectual property, business torts, real estate litigation and employment disputes. 

Mr. Stoner passed the CPA exam the summer between college and law school and uses his accounting and economics background effectively in his commercial litigation practice.  He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, State Bar of California, and Association of Business Trial Lawyers.

Educational Background

William E. Stoner graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wittenberg University in 1978 with a B.S. degree in Economics and Accounting.  He earned his Juris Doctor from Duke University in 1981 where he was member of the Duke Law Journal editorial board from 1980-81.  He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1981 and the Illinois State Bar in 1982.

Personal Interests

Mr. Stoner is an avid skier, golfer, youth softball coach, and lives with his wife and three of their children in La Canada, California.

Pro Bono, Charitable and Civic Activities

Mr. Stoner is currently President of the La Canada High School Spartan Boosters and previously served as Vice President Baseball in the LCBSA Association.  He was a board member of the La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation for six years and is active in the La Canada Presbyterian Church. 

Mr. Stoner has served as a Judge Pro Tem in the Los Angeles Superior Court and has provided pro bono legal services to a variety of charitable organizations including Los Angeles Child S.H.A.R.E.  While at Pillsbury Winthrop Mr. Stoner was Managing Partner of the firm’s Southern California Pro Bono program.


Contact info

William E. Stoner, P.C.

601 S. Figueroa.
Suite 2601
Los Angeles, CA, 90017

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 30%
    35 years, 75 cases
  2. Business: 20%
    35 years, 60 cases
  3. Employment: 20%
    23 years, 25 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 15%
    33 years, 30 cases
  5. Intellectual Property: 15%
    28 years, 50 cases



Hourly ($485-625/hour), contingent (33-50%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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ILVoluntarily Inactive198205/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerWilliam E. Stoner, PC2012 - Present
Founding PartnerYuhl Stoner Carr LLP2006 - 2012
Of CounselHennigan, Bennett & Dorman, LLP2000 - 2006
PartnerPillsbury Madison & Sutro (Now Pillsbury Winthrop)1987 - 2000
AssociateLillick McHose & Charles (Now Pillsbury Winthrop)1981 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Business Trial LawyersMember1985 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Plaintiff v. Building OwnerClient recovered $5.05 million
In Re Powers Acquisition Corp.Plaintiffs verdict for more than $1.7 million
Co. President v. Entertainment Company$300,000 confidential settlement
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981