Law and Order
Law and Order

Benjamin "Ben" Stone was an Executive Assistant District Attorney on Law & Order.


Stone worked under Alfred Wentworth (in the intended pilot episode) and Adam Schiff. It was Schiff with whom he is closest, treating him as a kind of surrogate father, his own father having been an overbearing alcoholic, as revealed in the episode "Prescription for Death".

Stone was divorced with two children, Peter (who worked as an Assistant State's Attorney in Chicago, and later as an ADA for the Special Victims Unit) and Pamela.

After the main witness in a racketeering case whose safety Stone had personally guaranteed was murdered by the Russian Mafia, he resigned and is succeeded by Jack McCoy as Executive ADA. (L&O: "Old Friends")

After the Job[]

When his former assistant Paul Robinette, now a defense attorney, wants a judge to recuse himself for past comments showing bias against drug addicts and support for forced sterilization, Robinette threatens to subpoena Stone as a witness against the judge. Upon hearing of the threat, Schiff informs McCoy that Stone "is traveling in Europe, not available to testify at any hearing." However, the judge by this time had already declared himself "unavailable" to hear the case. (L&O: "Custody")

In the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "The Undiscovered Country", it was revealed that Stone had passed away. Rafael Barba, McCoy, and Peter attend his funeral, and a eulogy is given by McCoy.

It was revealed in "Dear Ben" that Stone had worked on a case involving a serial rapist known as "Infinity" for years until it went cold in 1994, which caused him to strain his relationship with Peter. Eventually, Peter discovered that his father was only trying to protect him and his sister once he discovered the rapist was stalking them before he managed to catch the rapist decades later.


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Senior Detectives: Max GreeveyPhil CerretaLennie BriscoeJoe FontanaEd GreenCyrus Lupo

Junior Detectives: Mike LoganRey CurtisEd GreenNick FalcoNina CassadyCyrus LupoKevin Bernard

Commanding Officers: Captain Donald Cragen • Lieutenant Anita Van Buren


Executive Assistant District Attorneys: Benjamin StoneJack McCoyMichael Cutter

Assistant District Attorneys: Paul RobinetteClaire KincaidJamie RossAbbie CarmichaelSerena SoutherlynAlexandra BorgiaConnie Rubirosa

District Attorneys: Adam SchiffNora LewinArthur BranchJack McCoy


Elizabeth OlivetAlfred Wentworth