The Honorable Rodney G. Stone

Napa County Superior Court, Department retired

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Biography

The Hon. Rodney G. Stone (Ret.) was a judge for the Napa County Superior Court in California. He was appointed to the bench by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006. He retired from the bench in 2018 and his vacancy was filled by the Hon. Monique Langhorne.

He was registered as a Republican.

Stone received his B.A. from California State University, Sacramento. He went on to earn his J.D. from Lincoln Law School.

After moving to Napa in 1981, Stone practiced as a partner at the law firm York, York, and Stone for most of his legal career. During his twenty-four years with the firm, Stone specialized in family, juvenile, personal, real estate, and criminal law.

In 2003, Stone left the private sector when he was selected to serve as a court commissioner for the Napa County Superior Court. He remained in that capacity until being elevated to the bench three years later.

During his tenure as a judge, Stone served as a Supervising Judge of the Family, Juvenile, and Criminal Divisions. He also served as the Presiding Judge of the Court from 2014 to 2015 and the Assistant Presiding Judge of the Court from 2011 to 2013.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Rodney G. Stone

  • CAMERON BAKER, ET AL. V. NAPA VALLEY FARM AND RANCH CO., ET AL.

    Apr 30, 2019 |  Napa County

    MOTION AND APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION PROHIBITING
    VINEYARD REDEVELOPMENT
    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant/cross-complainant/cross-defendant Napa County
    Land Trust’s motion and application for a preliminary injunction prohibiting vineyard redevelopment is GRANTED. Plaintiffs/cross-defe...

  • CAMERON BAKER, ET AL. V. NAPA VALLEY FARM AND RANCH CO., ET AL.

    Mar 05, 2019 |  Napa County

    PLAINTIFFS/CROSS-DEFENDANTS CAMERON BAKER AND KATHERINE S. BAKER’S
    (AS TRUSTEES OF THE BAKER FAMILY REVOCABLE TRUST) MOTION TO CORRECT
    ERRORS WITH REGARD TO PHASE ONE OF TRIAL
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs/cross-defendants Cameron Baker and Katharine S.
    Baker’s (as trustees of the Baker ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF GERTRUDE B. EDWARDS TESTAMENTARY TRUST

    Nov 13, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR AN ORDER CORRECTING ORDER APPROVING FIRST AND FINAL
    ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF TRUSTEE, AND FOR SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNT, AND
    FOR APPROVAL OF TRUSTEE FEES DATED AUGUST 14, 2018
    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioner Tsar Mulvana’s request for judicial notice of various filings from the parties, ord...

  • MARGARET JAKE O’KELLY V. MARIAH BRYANT, ET AL.

    Nov 02, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION TO TAX COSTS
    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant Mariah Bryant moves to tax costs in the amount of $38,577.66 by reducing deposition costs (item 4), witness fees (item 8), models, enlargements, and exhibits (item 12), fees for electronic filing or service (item 14), and fees for hotels, mileage, and ga...

  • THE RELIANT GROUP, INC. V. BRUCE TUCKER CONSTRUCTION, INC.

    Oct 12, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION TO CLARIFY ORDER REGARDING MOTION TO ENFORCE SETTLEMENT
    AGREEMENT
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff Bruce Tucker Construction, Inc.’s motion to clarify the order regarding the motion to enforce the settlement agreement is DENIED. The Court adopted its ruling on the motion to enforce settlement o...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF THOMAS, RACHEL ELIZABETH

    Aug 31, 2018 |  Napa County

    REVIEW HEARING
    TENTATIVE RULING: After a review of the matter, the Court finds the Conservators are acting in the best interest of the Conservatee. The Napa County Public Defender is appointed as counsel for Conservatee. Based on the report of the court investigator, the Court determines by clear and ...

  • ESTATE OF WALKER, GARY D.

    Aug 31, 2018 |  Napa County

    FIRST AND FINAL ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND
    PETITION FOR ITS SETTLEMENT; FOR ALLOWANCE OF COMMISSIONS AND
    ATTORNEYS’ FEES FOR ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY SERVICES; AND FOR
    FINAL DISTRIBUTION
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT Petition, including fees as prayed.

    ...

  • FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY OF NAPA V. IN THE VINES, LLC, ET AL.

    Aug 29, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR ORDER OF INTERPLEADER, DISCHARGE OF LIABILITY, AND
    DISMISSAL OF DEFENDANT BARE FITNESS, LLC, AND FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES AND
    COSTS
    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant Bare Fitness, LLC’s motion for order of
    interpleader, discharge of liability, dismissal, and for attorney’s fees and cost...

  • JUDITH HEDGES V. LORIN W. GILLESPIE, ET AL.

    Aug 29, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR ORDER CONFIRMING SALE OF REAL PROPERTY
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • ESTATE OF LOUIS HARRY MIROGLIO

    Aug 29, 2018 |  Napa County

    REPORT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND EXECUTOR AND PETITION FOR
    APPROVAL OF FIRST AND FINAL ACCOUNT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE; FOR
    APPROVAL OF STATUTORY ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS AND PERSONAL
    REPRESENTATIVE’S FEES AND COSTS
    TENTATIVE RULING: The petition is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. An...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF PETER FRANCIS RIEDER

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF PROBATE CONSERVATOR OF THE PERSON
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF MELODY HONUWAIWA PAUOLE

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
    TENTATIVE RULING: There is no proof of publication in the court file. If one is filed before the hearing, the petition will be GRANTED without need for appearance. If no proof of publication is filed, the petition will be DENIED without prejudice.

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF GEORGE SCHIRAGA

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF LPS CONSERVATOR
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF AZTLAN RAMOS

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF LPS CONSERVATOR
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF WILLIAM ALFRED KENDRICK ANDERSON

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF PROBATE CONSERVATOR OF THE PERSON –
    LIMITED CONSERVATORSHIP
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED. If waiver of court investigator fees are being sought, the proposed co-conservators need to file Judicial Council forms FW-001-GC and FW-003-GC.

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF JACK DEVON REGAN

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION TO TRANSFER PROCEEDINGS TO SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition is GRANTED. The case is transferred to the San Luis Obispo Superior Court. Petitioners are instructed to contact the Civil Filing Division at the Napa Superior Court to pay, subject to any applicable fee waiver, ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF ELISABETH S. RAFN

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    FIRST ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF CONSERVATOR; PETITION FOR ALLOWANCE OF
    FEES TO CONSERVATOR OF PERSON AND ESTATE AND ATTORNEY FOR
    CONSERVATOR
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT Petition, including fees as prayed. After a review of the matter, the Court finds the Conservator is acting in the best interest of...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF ANTHONY JOINES

    Aug 24, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF FOURTH AND FINAL ACCOUNTING OF
    CONSERVATOR, ATTORNEY’S FEES, CONSERVATOR’S FEES, TERMINATING
    CONSERVATOR’S BOND AND ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF CONSERVATOR
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including fees as prayed. After a review of the matter, the Court finds the cons...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF JOSE MANUEL AYALA

    Aug 24, 2018 |  Napa County

    REVIEW HEARING
    TENTATIVE RULING: After a review of the matter, the Court finds the Conservators are acting in the best interest of the Conservatee. Thus, the case is set for a biennial review hearing in two years, on August 20, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. I. The court investigator shall prepare a bienn...

  • IN THE MATTER OF LOIS M. HENRY TRUST

    Aug 23, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR ORDER DETERMINING TITLE TO PROPERTY
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition is GRANTED.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF THE BROWN LIVING TRUST

    Aug 23, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR ORDER CONFIRMING PROPERTY OWNED BY TRUST
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition.

    ...

  • ROBERT G. HILL V. CAL PLANS PARTNERS

    Aug 23, 2018 |  Napa County

    PLAINTIFF’S AMENDED PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF NEUTRAL APPRAISER
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Amended Petition is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE
    due to improper service on Respondent Valbois Vineyards, L.P. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1290.4, subdivision (b)(1), the Amended Petition must be s...

  • MONICA DAVIS V. HAMILTON NICHOLSEN

    Aug 23, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION TO ENFORCE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA
    CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 664.6
    TENTATIVE RULING: Hearing on this matter is continued to October 24, 2018 at
    2:00 p.m. in Dept. I.
    Patrice Fields v. The Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds, et al. 17CV001218 MOTION TO ...

  • ESTATE OF AMALIA H. SEGURA

    Aug 23, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION AND AUTHORIZATION TO
    ADMINISTER UNDER THE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition subject to a bond in the amount of
    $1,001,000. Petitioner shall submit a proposed order (Judicial Council form DE-140) and letters (DE-1...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Rodney G. Stone

  • CAMERON BAKER, ET AL. V. NAPA VALLEY FARM AND RANCH CO., ET AL.

    Apr 30, 2019 |  Napa County

    MOTION AND APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION PROHIBITING
    VINEYARD REDEVELOPMENT
    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant/cross-complainant/cross-defendant Napa County
    Land Trust’s motion and application for a preliminary injunction prohibiting vineyard redevelopment is GRANTED. Plaintiffs/cross-defe...

  • CAMERON BAKER, ET AL. V. NAPA VALLEY FARM AND RANCH CO., ET AL.

    Mar 05, 2019 |  Napa County

    PLAINTIFFS/CROSS-DEFENDANTS CAMERON BAKER AND KATHERINE S. BAKER’S
    (AS TRUSTEES OF THE BAKER FAMILY REVOCABLE TRUST) MOTION TO CORRECT
    ERRORS WITH REGARD TO PHASE ONE OF TRIAL
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiffs/cross-defendants Cameron Baker and Katharine S.
    Baker’s (as trustees of the Baker ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF GERTRUDE B. EDWARDS TESTAMENTARY TRUST

    Nov 13, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR AN ORDER CORRECTING ORDER APPROVING FIRST AND FINAL
    ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF TRUSTEE, AND FOR SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNT, AND
    FOR APPROVAL OF TRUSTEE FEES DATED AUGUST 14, 2018
    TENTATIVE RULING: Petitioner Tsar Mulvana’s request for judicial notice of various filings from the parties, ord...

  • MARGARET JAKE O’KELLY V. MARIAH BRYANT, ET AL.

    Nov 02, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION TO TAX COSTS
    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant Mariah Bryant moves to tax costs in the amount of $38,577.66 by reducing deposition costs (item 4), witness fees (item 8), models, enlargements, and exhibits (item 12), fees for electronic filing or service (item 14), and fees for hotels, mileage, and ga...

  • THE RELIANT GROUP, INC. V. BRUCE TUCKER CONSTRUCTION, INC.

    Oct 12, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION TO CLARIFY ORDER REGARDING MOTION TO ENFORCE SETTLEMENT
    AGREEMENT
    TENTATIVE RULING: Plaintiff Bruce Tucker Construction, Inc.’s motion to clarify the order regarding the motion to enforce the settlement agreement is DENIED. The Court adopted its ruling on the motion to enforce settlement o...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF THOMAS, RACHEL ELIZABETH

    Aug 31, 2018 |  Napa County

    REVIEW HEARING
    TENTATIVE RULING: After a review of the matter, the Court finds the Conservators are acting in the best interest of the Conservatee. The Napa County Public Defender is appointed as counsel for Conservatee. Based on the report of the court investigator, the Court determines by clear and ...

  • ESTATE OF WALKER, GARY D.

    Aug 31, 2018 |  Napa County

    FIRST AND FINAL ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND
    PETITION FOR ITS SETTLEMENT; FOR ALLOWANCE OF COMMISSIONS AND
    ATTORNEYS’ FEES FOR ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY SERVICES; AND FOR
    FINAL DISTRIBUTION
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT Petition, including fees as prayed.

    ...

  • FIRST AMERICAN TITLE COMPANY OF NAPA V. IN THE VINES, LLC, ET AL.

    Aug 29, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR ORDER OF INTERPLEADER, DISCHARGE OF LIABILITY, AND
    DISMISSAL OF DEFENDANT BARE FITNESS, LLC, AND FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES AND
    COSTS
    TENTATIVE RULING: Defendant Bare Fitness, LLC’s motion for order of
    interpleader, discharge of liability, dismissal, and for attorney’s fees and cost...

  • JUDITH HEDGES V. LORIN W. GILLESPIE, ET AL.

    Aug 29, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION FOR ORDER CONFIRMING SALE OF REAL PROPERTY
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • ESTATE OF LOUIS HARRY MIROGLIO

    Aug 29, 2018 |  Napa County

    REPORT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND EXECUTOR AND PETITION FOR
    APPROVAL OF FIRST AND FINAL ACCOUNT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE; FOR
    APPROVAL OF STATUTORY ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS AND PERSONAL
    REPRESENTATIVE’S FEES AND COSTS
    TENTATIVE RULING: The petition is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. An...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF PETER FRANCIS RIEDER

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF PROBATE CONSERVATOR OF THE PERSON
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF MELODY HONUWAIWA PAUOLE

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
    TENTATIVE RULING: There is no proof of publication in the court file. If one is filed before the hearing, the petition will be GRANTED without need for appearance. If no proof of publication is filed, the petition will be DENIED without prejudice.

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF GEORGE SCHIRAGA

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF LPS CONSERVATOR
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF AZTLAN RAMOS

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF LPS CONSERVATOR
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF WILLIAM ALFRED KENDRICK ANDERSON

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF PROBATE CONSERVATOR OF THE PERSON –
    LIMITED CONSERVATORSHIP
    APPEARANCE REQUIRED. If waiver of court investigator fees are being sought, the proposed co-conservators need to file Judicial Council forms FW-001-GC and FW-003-GC.

    ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF JACK DEVON REGAN

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION TO TRANSFER PROCEEDINGS TO SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition is GRANTED. The case is transferred to the San Luis Obispo Superior Court. Petitioners are instructed to contact the Civil Filing Division at the Napa Superior Court to pay, subject to any applicable fee waiver, ...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF ELISABETH S. RAFN

    Aug 28, 2018 |  Napa County

    FIRST ACCOUNT AND REPORT OF CONSERVATOR; PETITION FOR ALLOWANCE OF
    FEES TO CONSERVATOR OF PERSON AND ESTATE AND ATTORNEY FOR
    CONSERVATOR
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT Petition, including fees as prayed. After a review of the matter, the Court finds the Conservator is acting in the best interest of...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF ANTHONY JOINES

    Aug 24, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR APPROVAL OF FOURTH AND FINAL ACCOUNTING OF
    CONSERVATOR, ATTORNEY’S FEES, CONSERVATOR’S FEES, TERMINATING
    CONSERVATOR’S BOND AND ACCEPTING RESIGNATION OF CONSERVATOR
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition, including fees as prayed. After a review of the matter, the Court finds the cons...

  • CONSERVATORSHIP OF JOSE MANUEL AYALA

    Aug 24, 2018 |  Napa County

    REVIEW HEARING
    TENTATIVE RULING: After a review of the matter, the Court finds the Conservators are acting in the best interest of the Conservatee. Thus, the case is set for a biennial review hearing in two years, on August 20, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. in Dept. I. The court investigator shall prepare a bienn...

  • IN THE MATTER OF LOIS M. HENRY TRUST

    Aug 23, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR ORDER DETERMINING TITLE TO PROPERTY
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Petition is GRANTED.

    ...

  • IN THE MATTER OF THE BROWN LIVING TRUST

    Aug 23, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR ORDER CONFIRMING PROPERTY OWNED BY TRUST
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition.

    ...

  • ROBERT G. HILL V. CAL PLANS PARTNERS

    Aug 23, 2018 |  Napa County

    PLAINTIFF’S AMENDED PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF NEUTRAL APPRAISER
    TENTATIVE RULING: The Amended Petition is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE
    due to improper service on Respondent Valbois Vineyards, L.P. Pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1290.4, subdivision (b)(1), the Amended Petition must be s...

  • MONICA DAVIS V. HAMILTON NICHOLSEN

    Aug 23, 2018 |  Napa County

    MOTION TO ENFORCE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT PURSUANT TO CALIFORNIA
    CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 664.6
    TENTATIVE RULING: Hearing on this matter is continued to October 24, 2018 at
    2:00 p.m. in Dept. I.
    Patrice Fields v. The Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds, et al. 17CV001218 MOTION TO ...

  • ESTATE OF AMALIA H. SEGURA

    Aug 23, 2018 |  Napa County

    PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION AND AUTHORIZATION TO
    ADMINISTER UNDER THE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES ACT
    TENTATIVE RULING: GRANT petition subject to a bond in the amount of
    $1,001,000. Petitioner shall submit a proposed order (Judicial Council form DE-140) and letters (DE-1...

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