Matthew C. Stone, Esquire, began his legal career in the late 1990s by volunteering with a governmental office of attorneys who handled legal matters on behalf of Riverside County in Southern California. He continued to volunteer while he attended college at the University of California, Riverside, and that experience prompted Matt to attend law school at the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law.
At Penn State Dickinson, Matt served as a Member of the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and as the Executive Editor of the Penn State International Law Review, and was awarded The Richard Reeve Baxter Award as well as the CALI award for excellence in Products Liability.
While in law school, Matt interned with a Justice on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and worked as a Research Assistant for Professor and former Dean, Michael J. Navin, on Understanding Contracts, a legal text published in 2004 by LexisNexis. Before graduating, Matt also obtained legal experience at The Law Office of Bell, Orrock & Watase, Inc., in Riverside, California, and at Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, LLP, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
After law school, Matt spent 6 years as an Associate attorney at the Philadelphia office of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, PC, a large insurance defense law firm, where he represented a variety of individual and corporate clients in litigation matters. Matt gained invaluable insight into the strategies and tactics used by insurance companies when defending claims asserted by injured individuals, and now uses the knowledge gained through that experience to help individuals who have fallen victim to the negligent actions of others.
Matt was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2008 and 2017, was voted a Best Lawyer by readers of the Delaware County Daily Times in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Matt is admitted to practice in the State Courts in Pennsylvania as well as in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Delaware County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
In the legal field, Matt is also a published author, having written for the Penn State International Law Review, Medical Trial Technique Quarterly, the American Bar Association’s Affiliate, and the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyer. Matt has also served as an Assistant Editor of both the American Bar Association’s Affiliate and Young Lawyer publications.
In the past, Matt has served as a Presiding Judge in the Quaker Classic Mock Trial Invitational conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, and served as a Panelist on the American Bar Association’s Advisory Panel. Matt previously served as a member of the Brookhaven Borough Ordinance Committee, as the Chairperson of the Brookhaven Borough Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights Tax Appeals Board, and as the Solicitor for the Brookhaven Borough Civil Service Commission. Matt is currently the Solicitor for Brookhaven Borough.
As a founding member of The Law Offices of Stone & Stone, LLC, Matt handles a variety of civil litigation matters for clients, including real estate matters, personal injury cases, mortgage foreclosure cases, car accident cases, contracts, landlord/tenant cases, premises liability matters, property tax assessment appeals, and municipal law.
Georgia L. Stone, Esquire, became interested in a legal career when she shadowed a Delaware County attorney for one month as part of the Career Exploration program at Sun Valley High School.
After high school, Georgia attended Messiah College, graduating magna cum laude, and attended law school at the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, where she served as Research Editor of the Dickinson Law Review, was certified as a "Public Interest Advocate," was selected for membership in The Woolsack Society, and was awarded The Robert J. and Mary Ellen Landy Award, The Harry E. Kalodner Memorial Award, and the CALI award for excellence in Estate Planning and Wealth Transfer Transactions.
While in law school, Georgia was also featured in the Student Lawyer, a national publication for law students, for her work mentoring high school students, and obtained legal experience in the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of General Counsel and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Georgia also authored a written work published in the Young Lawyer, a publication of the Young Lawyer's Division of the American Bar Association.
After law school, Georgia clerked for Judge David R. Workman of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas as well as for now retired Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, and has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Eastern University.
Georgia is an experienced attorney, having written many wills and handled numerous estates, including estates valued at over one million dollars. Georgia is admitted to practice in the State Courts in Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Delaware County Bar Association. Georgia is a former Treasurer of the Coebourn Elementary School PTL, the current Secretary of the Board of Governors of the Brookhaven Swim Club, and an elected Director of the Penn-Delco School Board, having been elected by voters in Brookhaven, Parkside, and Aston in 2015, with over 4,000 total votes cast in support of her candidacy.
As a founding member of The Law Offices of Stone & Stone, LLC, Georgia handles a variety of legal matters for clients, including decedent’s estates, wills, living wills, powers of attorney, trusts, and property tax assessment appeals.