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