With gratitude for his service and mentorship, Bowie & Jensen congratulates attorney Jim Stone on his retirement. Since joining the firm as Of Counsel in 2002, Mr. Stone has ably represented our clients in the areas of estate planning, wills and trusts, estate administration, and general corporate law. In that time, he has contributed immeasurably to the warmth, collegiality, and professionalism that characterize our firm.
Bowie & Jensen co-founder Mark T. Jensen writes:
I have worked either for or with Jim Stone my entire career. He was a partner in the firm that hired me out of law school and has been Of Counsel to Bowie & Jensen since very near the beginning. He has always been the consummate gentleman and mentor. Demonstrating the highest professional standards and practice, he has served as a power of example for me and all who have had the privilege and honor to work with him over these many years. I have always enjoyed our many professional and personal conversations and will miss them dearly. We wish Jim all the best in a long and happy retirement capping a long and exemplary career.
Mr. Stone’s legacy with Bowie & Jensen has been preserved with the addition of Victoria Z. Sulerzyski, Esquire, who continues to work with his clients as part of the firm’s ongoing estates and trusts practice.
In addition to his service to Bowie & Jensen, Mr. Stone has contributed throughout his career to civic life in our region. He has served on the board of Directors and as President of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Foundation (2000-2013); in recognition of his service, the College elected him to the Order of the Ark and Dove, its highest non-academic award. He has also served on the Board of Directors and as the first corporate secretary of Evapco, Inc. (1976-2014), where he worked closely with William Kahlert, the first president and Chairman of the Evapco Board. Mr. Stone remains as a Director for the Kahlert Foundation (1993 – present); on the Board of Trustees of the Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland (1983-1985) and as its vice president (1990-1992) and treasurer (1988-1990); and with the Valleys Planning Council, as a member of its Board of Trustees (1985-1990). In 2016, he was elected to the Maryland Bar Foundation.
Mr. Stone earned degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (B.S.,1962) and the University of Maryland School of Law (LLB, 1966). He then served in the U.S. Army in the Special Operations, 116th Military Intelligence Group (1966-1969).
Before coming to Bowie & Jensen, Mr. Stone practiced with Hill, Foley, Stone & Miles as a partner (1989-2002); and with White, Mindel, Clarke & Hill as a partner (1975-1989) and as an associate (1972-1975). Previously, he practiced with the First National Bank of Maryland (1969-1972).
Throughout his career, Mr. Stone has exemplified excellence and professionalism in the law. The attorneys and staff of Bowie & Jensen wish him a long and happy retirement.