Richard Stone II


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Richard Stone's practice is concentrated in the area of marine insurance litigation (including hull, marine liabilities, cargo and yachts) primarily with respect to policy coverage and defense. Richard also has extensive experience in matters involving the ocean transportation of goods, both bulk and packaged, arising out of marine casualties (e.g., collision, stranding and sinking) including salvage and general average. He has substantial arbitration experience, usually on behalf of the charterer, and has, on occasion, been nominated to serve as an arbitrator.

Richard was asked to join Nicoletti Hornig & Sweeney as a partner in 2012 when the prominent New York maritime law firm with which he had been practicing for 33 years closed its doors.

Bar Admissions:

New York
Southern District of New York
Eastern District of New York
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1977
The American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, Arizona, 1974
University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1973
Honors: Cum Laude

Honors and Awards:

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 1994 - 2014
The Best Lawyers in America (Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2007 - 2014)
The New York Area's Best Lawyers (Maritime Law, 2010 - 2015)
Super Lawyers, New York Metro Edition (Transportation/Maritime, 2011 - 2014)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Maritime Law Association of the United States (past chairman, General Average subcommittee)
Association of Average Adjusters of the United States and Canada (associate member)
Association of Average Adjusters (UK) (subscriber)
New York State Bar Association
Federal Bar Council