The Hon. Stanley A. Boone is a U.S. Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Fresno Division. He was appointed to the District Court in 2012. He filled the seat vacated by the retirement of the Hon. Dennis Beck (Ret.).
Judge Boone graduated with his bachelor's degree in legal studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1995.
Boone began working for the U.S. Department of Justice as a senior paralegal specialist and certified student attorney in the DOJ's Trustee Program. During that time, Boone attended law school at night. Then, after graduating from law school in 1995, he clerked for the Hon. Peter A. Nowinski, a U.S. Magistrate Judge with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
Upon completing his clerkship, Boone joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California as an assistant U.S. Attorney in 1996. During his tenure with the USAO, Boone served in various capacities and divisions. He was first assigned to the Criminal Division where he handled cases involving white-collar crimes, national security, intellectual property, identity theft, health care fraud, and other federal crimes. Some of his other assignments as an AUSA included elections officer, bankruptcy fraud coordinator, and international coordinator. Then, in 2009, Boone was briefly stationed in Washington, D.C. where he served as the White Collar Crime Coordinator with the U.S. Department of Justice's Executive Office for U.S. Attorney's, where he dealt with policy and legislation relating to the subject of white-collar crimes. After returning to the Fresno Division the following year, Boone began serving as its White Collar Crime Unit chief. In his role as chief, he served as a supervisor to other AUSA's in cases involving economic fraud, identity theft, intellectual property, money laundering, immigration, and other matters within the Unit. Boone was serving in that capacity at the time of his appointment to the District Court in 2012.
During his legal career, Boone has traveled to various countries including Russia, Bulgaria, and India, where he has trained local judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement personnel on the subject of criminal prosecution. He has also served as a lecturer on the subjects of trial advocacy and white-collar crimes. Boone has taught as an adjunct professor at San Joaquin College of Law and co-authored material for the U.S. Department of Justice as well as for the U.S. Attorney's Office.
His memberships have included serving as the chair of the Eastern District's Local Rules Committee as well as a member of the Court's Technology User Group. Boone was also the past-president of the Federal Bar Association for the San Joaquin Valley chapter.