Joseph L. Stone

Title/s:  Consulting Clinical Professor

Office #:  Corboy 1014

Phone: 312.915.7130



Professor Stone is Of Counsel to the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw. He was a partner at the Chicago law firm of D'Ancona & Pflaum until it merged with Seyfarth Shaw in 2005. He joined Loyola's clinical faculty in 1999 to organize and direct the school's Business Law Center Clinic. Professor Stone has been an active member of numerous bar and professional organizations and committees including the Chicago Bar Association, where he served as president, and American Bar Association State of Illinois, where he served as membership chair. He is currently a board member of the International Academy of Dispute Resolution which is an international group of attorneys who arbitrate and mediate disputes all over the world. He was recently appointed by the Illinois State Bar Association to a special commission to study the impact of law school debt on the delivery of legal services. 


BS, Wisconsin, 1955
JD, Northwestern, 1959

Professional & Community Affiliations

Chicago Bar Association

President, 1986-1987

Member of Board of Managers, 1978-1988

Chairman Future Home Committee, 1982-1984

Member Long Range Planning Committee, 1983-85

Chairman Public Relations Committee, 1988-1990

Development of Law Committee, 1966-1978
   Chairman, 1974-1975

Entertainment Committee, 1962-
   Chairman, 1970-1971

Legal Education Committee, 1973-1978
   Chairman, 1975-1976

State and Municipal Taxation, 1977-1978

Committee on Aviation Aerospace, 1964-1968

Civil Practice Committee, 1963-1964

Other Bar Associations

American Bar Association State of Illinois
   Membership Chairman, 1984-1998

Member ABA House of Delegates, 1998-2006

Member ABA Executive Council
   Senior Lawyers Division 2007-2010

Illinois State Bar Association

Florida Bar

North Suburban Bar Association

Decalogue Society of Lawyers

Women’s Bar Association of Illinois

Bar Related

President, National Conference of Bar Presidents, 1996-1997

Executive Council, National Conference of Bar Presidents, 1990-1998

Chairman of the Board, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal
   Education (IICLE), 1984-1985

Board of Directors, IICLE, 1978-1986
   Vice Chairman, 1983-1984,
   Chairman Budget and Finance Committee, 1982-1983
   Inducted into the Illinois State Bar Association
   Academy of Laureates, 2009

Vice Chair Governor’s Task Force on Judicial Selection, 1986-1987

Board of Directors, Chicago Bar Foundation, 1994-2000

Board of Directors, Legal Clinic For the Disabled, 1984-1986

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation
   Advisory Board, 1987-1999

Board of Directors, Cook County Court Watchers, Inc., 1991-2000

Board of Directors, Youth Justice Institute, 1992-1994

Board of Directors, CBA Condo Association, 1991-

Law Club of Chicago

Board Member & Fellow – International Academy of Dispute
   Resolution, 2006 -

Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR)

Chicago International Dispute Resolution Assoc. (CIDRA)\

Arbitrator & Mediator Circuit Court of Cook County

Panel Member U.S.A. & M. 1991-1998

Panel Member, Mediator
   Resolute Systems, Inc., 1998-2002

Panel Member, Mediator
   Mediation & Arbitration Professionals (MAP) 2000-

Areas of Practice

Corporate, Real Estate, Mediation & Arbitration

Academic Activity

Loyola University Chicago Law School – Visiting Professor & Founding Director of Business Law Clinic, 1999-

Visiting Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Adams Graduate School of Social Work 1972

Civic & Charitable

Board of Directors, Family Care of Illinois 1964-1999
   President, 1975-1980

Recipient of Family Care Tradition of Caring Award 1994

Member, Board of Trustees, Zarem-Golde ORT –
   Technical Institute, 1993-
   Vice President, 2005-

Member, Legal Aid Society, 1990-1998

Recipient of American ORT Federation
   Jurisprudence Award 1991

Member and Vice President, Chicago Board of Directors
   American ORT Federation, 1991-1999

Northwestern University Law School Visiting Committee, 1986-1988

Member, Board of Directors First Non-Profit Risk
   Pooling Trust. (Insurer of §501(c)(3) organizations), 1982-1983

Board of Directors Jewish Community Centers of Chicago, 1970-1983

President 1975-1976

SBA Illinois Advisory Council, 1969-1972

Military Service

1st Lt. 159th Transp. Bn. (Boat)
U.S. Army Transp. Corp. (1955-57)

Selected Publications

Recent Presentations

Presenter, National Conference of Business Law Clinicians, Detroit, Michigan, April 25, 2008

Moderator on a panel on "Exempt Organizations and Social Entrepreneurs" at the annual conference for Business Law Clinicians, Northwestern University Law School, April 7, 2006

"Creating, Organizing and Operating a Small Business Clinic," Lewis and Clark Law School, October 2002