United States Magistrate Judge STANLEY A. BOONE (SAB)

Federal Judicial Service:

U. S. District Court, Eastern District of California

United States Magistrate Judge, appointed December 31, 2012


University of California, Berkeley, 1988
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1995

Professional Career:

Chief, White Collar Crime Unit, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California, Fresno Division

White Collar Crime Coordinator, U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (Washington, D.C.)

Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California, Fresno Division

Law Clerk, Honorable Peter A. Nowinski, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division

Senior Paralegal Specialist & Certified Student Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Trustee Program

Judge Pro Tem, Fresno County


Judge Boone was appointed to the federal bench as a United States magistrate judge on December 31, 2012. Prior to his appointment, he served for almost twenty-three years in a variety of capacities, both civil and criminal, with the United States Department of Justice. In June 2010, Judge Boone became the Chief of the White Collar Crime unit in the Fresno United States Attorney’s office where he handled cases and supervised Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the areas of economic fraud, identity theft, intellectual property, money laundering, taxation, child pornography and immigration. From 2009 to 2010, Judge Boone was stationed in Washington, D.C. as the White Collar Crime Coordinator for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, United States Department of Justice. In that role, he represented the United States Attorney’s community in reviewing and formulating policy and legislation involving white collar crime. From 1996 to 2009, Judge Boone was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Fresno U.S. Attorney’s office handling a wide variety of cases, including white collar, national security, intellectual property, public corruption, identity theft, health care fraud and other federal crime cases. During this time, Judge Boone held positions as misdemeanor unit supervisor, Elections Officer, Bankruptcy Fraud Coordinator and International Coordinator. Throughout his tenure, Judge Boone wrote and argued a number of appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, including an en banc argument. From 1989 to 1995, Judge Boone was employed by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, handling civil matters associated with financial audits and bankruptcy litigation. During a portion of that time, Judge Boone attended evening law school and, as a student certified attorney, handled civil law and motion, discovery litigation and civil bench trials.

Judge Boone is co-author of a chapter entitled “Disaster-Related Federal Crimes” for the Crisis Response and Related Litigation (2009 ed.) book, which is part of the U.S. Justice Department “Blue Book” series (practical “how to” books for prosecutors). He is also co-author on an article in the U.S. Attorney’s Bulletin on financial fraud entitled “Mortgage Fraud Working Group.”

Judge Boone has traveled to other countries, including Russia, Bulgaria and India, to help assess, train and lecture judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officials in criminal prosecution. He was a frequent lecturer at the Justice Department’s training facilities in South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and elsewhere, teaching trial advocacy and a variety of white collar crime subject matters (mortgage, bankruptcy and bank fraud, money laundering and identity theft). He has spoken for a variety of federal agencies, including the Federal Reserve, HUD, Secret Service and FBI, and was also a frequent lecturer for other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies on topics involving Fourth and Fifth Amendment jurisprudence and substantive law. For his work, Judge Boone received commendations from FBI Directors Louis J. Freeh and Robert S. Mueller, III,  Secret Service Directors W. Ralph Basham and Mark J. Sullivan and others.

Judge Boone received his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley, majoring in Legal Studies with an Asian Studies minor. His undergraduate studies also included a concentration in business administration and accounting. He received his law degree at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California, where he received the Valedictorian Award for his evening class, Order of the Coif, the Roger J. Traynor Honor Society and American Jurisprudence awards in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure.

Judge Boone was a judicial law clerk to U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter A. Nowinski in Sacramento. He served as Federal Bar Association, San Joaquin Valley Chapter, President for part of 2009 and all of 2012.

Judge Boone is an adjunct professor at San Joaquin College of Law in Fresno, and has taught courses in appellate moot court, federal courts and evidence. He is presently chair of the Eastern District of California’s Local Rules committee and serves as a member of the court’s Technology User Group. Judge Boone has extensive trial experience both as a litigator and a judge in both the civil and criminal arenas. To see more detailed  information regarding his courtroom procedures, including trial, see the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California’s website (http://www.caed.uscourts.gov) under Judges; United States Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone (SAB) in the area entitled “Case Management Procedures”  with links to “Standard Information”,  “Courtroom Technology”, “Pre-Trial and Trial Procedures/Deadlines”, “Jury Selection” and “Trial Conduct and Decorum” as well as other areas.