Karen C. Stafford
Karen C. Stafford
Senior Member

Representative Experience

Karen Stafford’s practice is primarily focused on insurance coverage, insurance bad faith litigation, general commercial litigation and appellate law.  Ms. Stafford advises clients on a wide range of complex insurance issues, including first party property claims, third party liability claims, and bad faith actions.  Ms. Stafford has experience in all aspects of civil litigation and trial preparation.

Ms. Stafford is a graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where she served as both a staff writer and research editor of the Arizona State University Law Journal and participated in the leadership of various pro bono organizations.  Ms. Stafford has also served as an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.


Associations & Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel

Awards & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2023, Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, District of Arizona
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Arizona State University 

Arizona State Law Journal, Research Editor

  • Ottawa University, Phoenix, AZ
  • Northern Arizona University 

Judicial Clerkships

  • Arizona Court of Appeals, Honorable Donn Kessler

Representative Matters

  • 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

News & Publications

Arizona Federal Court Dismisses Class Action TCPA Case, Relying on US Supreme Court’s Newly-Clarified Definition of an Automatic Telephone Dialing System, Establishing New Precedent in Arizona

Attorneys Karen Stafford and Cassandra Meyer were victorious in their recent Class Action Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") case. Plaintiff, on behalf of himself and the alleged class, filed suit against a real estate company alleging violations of the TCPA...