Thomas K. Stone serves as the firm’s Principal Attorney and Owner of Stone Legal Group, PLLC. His primary focus is probate and estate planning. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. While obtaining his Juris Doctorate he served on the National Moot Court team and was the President of the Law Forum. During his time at the University of Kentucky he was a member of student government and on Greek Counsel. Thomas is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Louisville Bar Association. He is also an Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America.
Thomas previously worked as a Clerk for U.S. Magistrate, George Long, U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky. He is also the former President of the Chamber of St. Matthews. In addition, he is a member of the Rotary Club of Louisville, Middletown Chamber, and Louisville Independent Business Alliance.
My experience with my grandmother was one of the biggest inspirations in deciding to focus on the area of estate planning and probate. When my grandfather died while I was a freshman in undergraduate school, my grandmother became a widow at the age of 70. She was without her lifelong partner and had to enter into a new life as a widow and take over her own financial affairs for the first time in her life. It was at that time that I realized had my grandfather put in place proper estate planning, my grandmother’s undertaking of affairs would have been much simpler and easier for her to take on during a difficult time. I began helping her with this new life, which drove me towards law school and estate planning and probate law. Upon my completion of law school, I was able to use my knowledge to put in place a proper estate plan to avoid the burdens she had undertaken with my grandfather’s passing. She lived a long and eventful life until she died just shy of 100 years old. She was able to travel the world for the first time; riding camels in Egypt, saw the Passion Play in Germany, and even getting to fulfill a lifelong dream of kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland.
This experience has provided the guiding principle of how each client is treated at Stone Legal Group, PLLC.