Elijah Stone is a creative problem-solver representing business clients in complex commercial litigation and insurance recovery matters. His experience runs through every stage of a dispute, from strategic claim development and prelitigation planning, to drafting critical motions, trial preparation, and appellate briefing.
In his plaintiff-side practice, Elijah advises corporate policyholders (and, when necessary, pursues litigation) regarding coverage issues arising under a vast array of policy types, including property/casualty, directors and officers, errors and omissions, general and excess liability, and buyer-side representation and warranty coverage. The clients Elijah represents include major financial institutions, health care software companies, construction and oil field companies, and an international food industry giant, to name a few. Elijah has also gained considerable insight regarding contractual indemnification and the impact of the Texas Anti-Indemnity Act (TAIA) through his experience briefing issues before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Texas Supreme Court.
As defense counsel, Elijah has represented various financial institutions defending against diverse claims brought in state and federal courts throughout the country. For several years, Elijah was lead counsel for a major credit reporting agency defending against alleged Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations. He also represented a national bank in litigation challenging the bank's core business models related to residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and student loan servicing.
Elijah is an active member of the Firm's fintech working group. His interest is currently captured by strategic issues clients will face regarding the use and adoption of emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI).
- June 7, 2019
Why Label Talent? Leveraging the Strengths of Every Generation in a Legal Practice, Dallas Bar Association
- July 1, 2018
Bankruptcy Treatment of LLC Member Interests, Headnotes, Dallas Bar Association
- June 1, 2017
Soggy Debt: The Seventh Circuit Widens the Split on FDCPA Liability for Filing Time-Barred Claims in Bankruptcy, 70 SMU L. Rev. 213 (2017)
- June 5, 2019
Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section, ethics CLE presentation
- Southern Methodist University (J.D. cum laude 2018; Managing Editor, SMU Law Review); The University of Texas at Tyler (B.B.A. in Accounting summa cum laude 2015)
- Texas and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- Extern to Judge Harlin D. Hale, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas (Summer 2016)