The Roanoke Chapter of the Federal Bar Association recently recognized retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge William F. Stone Jr. for his 14 years of service on the court.
Stone, who sat mainly in Roanoke, is a former Martinsville attorney appointed to the bankruptcy court bench in 1999. His credentials include a clerkship with U.S. District Judge Ted Dalton.
The FBA chapter presented Stone with photographs commemorating his service at the 2013 naturalization ceremony at Monticello, where musician Dave Matthews was the featured speaker.
Stone was succeeded on the bankruptcy court bench this year by Paul M. Black of Roanoke.