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  • Senior Member


Karen Stafford focuses on insurance coverage, insurance bad faith court cases, typical commercial litigation, and appellate law. She provides guidance to customers on a broad spectrum of intricate insurance matters, including primary-party possession claims, third-party accountability claims and bad faith activities. Karen has experience with every aspect of civil litigation and trial preparations.

Karen earned her degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and flourished while there. As a staff author and research editor of the Arizona State University Law Journal, she also assumed a role in the direction of several pro bono companies. Additionally, she has consumed the position of adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.


  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
  • Northern Arizona University
    • B.S.
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: English

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2023, Commercial Litigation

Representative Cases

  • Black v. Sensing Enterprises Inc., 2020 WL 7625306 (Ariz. App. Dec. 22, 2020)
  • DiPasquale v. DiPasquale, No. 1 CA-CV 16-0356 FC, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, September 7, 2017
  • Moran v. Moran, No. 1 CA-CV 16-0686 FC, Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One, November 14, 2017
  • Velazquez v. Logan, et al., No. 16-15485, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, January 4, 2018

Past Positions

  • Arizona Court of Appeals, Honorable Donn Kessler

Professional Associations

  • The Harmonie Group
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel