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Our Profile

Stone & Associates, APC is known in California as a firm with exceptional lawyers who have extensive litigation experience.

Colette F. Stone. 1987 Honors Graduate, McGeorge School of Law; twenty-nine years of practice specializing in representing developers, general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in construction defect litigation, as well as personal injury claims; extensive trial, arbitration and special master experience; has served as a judge pro tem and arbitrator; served as liaison counsel in complex coordinated litigation; recognized by The Order of the Barristers for excellence in oral advocacy; admitted to practice in California, the Northern District of California, and the United States Court Of Appeals for the Ninth Ciruit; member of the Bar and officer of the Supreme Court of the United States; selected in 2011 for the Inaugural Edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers; highest AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Jennifer E. McEneaney. 1995 Magna Cum Laude Graduate, University of San Francisco School of Law; twenty-one years of practice specializing in representing general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers in construction defect litigation; admitted to practice in California.

Juliet MacMillin Lompa. 1988 Cum Laude Graduate, Western State University College of Law; twenty-eight years of practice specializing in product liability, commercial litigation, premises liability and construction defect; admitted to practice in California, Maryland and the District of Columbia; highest AV-rated in Martindale Hubbell.

Ronald F. Berestka, Jr. 1991 Honors Graduate, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts; twenty-five years of practice specializing in defense of claims including personal injury, employment discrimination, professional liability, product liability and construction defect; extensive trial and appellate experience; admitted to practice in California, Colorado and Massachusetts; highest AV-rated in Martindale Hubbell.

Marissa N. Acree. 2006 graduate, Syracuse University College of Law; member, Moot Court Honor Society; B.S. from Indiana University; ten years of practice specializing in construction defect litigation; admitted to practice in California.

Lydia V. Ko. 2010 graduate, with distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, with Advocacy Certification; 2007 graduate, University of California, Los Angeles; six years of practice specializing in personal injury and construction defect litigation; admitted to practice in California and the Northern District of California; member of the American Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, and the California Young Lawyers Association.

Barbara Burkhardt.  Paralegal and California Certified Legal Secretary; Office Manager; twenty-nine years' experience in insurance defense litigation support and law office management; past president of Mt. Diablo Legal Secretaries Association, 1996-1998.

Shaun W. Joyce. 2014 graduate, with distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law; 2010 graduate, California State University, Sacramento; admitted to practice in California; member of the Federalist Society.