Debra S. Stafford – Partner, AV Preeminent  vcard

Debra S. Stafford – Partner, AV Preeminent
Virginia CLE Author
Email: dstafford@hudginslawfirm.com
Direct: (703) 837-3204
Fax: (703) 739-3700

B.A. (Classics/Political Science) cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1994 Randolph-Macon College; J.D. 1998 T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond.  Member, Web Editor, and note author spring 1998, “Taking Superfund Presumptive Remedies to the Brownfields Arena,” Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest.  Admitted to the Bars of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Ms. Stafford is also a member of the Alexandria Bar Association and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. Ms. Stafford is also a contributing author for the Virginia CLE Publications handbook Insurance Law in Virginia (Virginia Law Foundation).

Ms. Stafford’s practice includes advising businesses and litigating a wide variety of civil actions and administrative proceedings.  Her main areas of litigation practice are defense of professional liability matters, particularly claims against securities brokers and financial professionals, health care professionals, and attorneys; general liability defense, particularly claims against churches and businesses; and administrative claims against employers, including workers’ compensation, EEOC, and unemployment claims.  She advises businesses regarding formation, leases, contracts, and employment issues, and she also represents businesses in litigation.  Her business practice focuses on small businesses, with a special interest in the salon/spa industry.

Ms. Stafford has successfully represented clients in courts throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia, before arbitration panels of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), before workers’ compensation agencies in Virginia and the District of Columbia, in administrative proceedings before the EEOC and the Virginia Employment Commission, and in administrative hearings before professional state licensing boards.

515 King Street • Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 
(703) 739-3300
Fax: 
(703) 739-3700