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Debra S. Stafford — Partner, AV Preeminent

Debra S. Stafford

Hudgins Law Firm, P.C.
2331 Mill Road, Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Direct Phone: (703) 837-3204
Fax: (703) 739-3700

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Debra S. Stafford — Attorney

Partner, AV Preeminent

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 general liability and professional liability matters; defense of § 1983 claims; defense of administrative claims against employers; and general business litigation. She advises businesses regarding formation, leases, contracts, and employment issues. 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, 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.

Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the District of Columbia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Professional Organizations
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Professional Awards, Honors and Distinctions
  • Member, Web Editor, and note author spring 1998, “Taking Superfund Presumptive Remedies to the Brownfields Arena,” Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest
  • Member of Eagle International Associates, Inc., an international network of independent law firms, adjusters, and claims related service providers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Ms. Stafford serves on the publications committee for Eagle
  • Contributing author for the Virginia CLE Publications handbook Insurance Law in Virginia (Virginia Law Foundation)
Education
  • 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
Areas of Practice
  • 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
  • Administrative claims against employers, including workers’ compensation, EEOC, and unemployment claims