Karen C. Stafford
Karen C. Stafford
Senior Member

Representative Experience

Karen Stafford’s practice is primarily focused on litigation and insurance coverage.  Ms. Stafford’s diverse litigation practice includes insurance bad faith litigation, professional liability, restaurant and hospitality liability, wrongful death, nursing home liability, and appellate law.  With respect to her insurance coverage practice, Ms. Stafford advises clients on a wide range of complex insurance issues, including first party, third party, and bad faith actions.  Ms. Stafford has presented numerous seminars and continuing legal education presentations in the areas of insurance coverage, wrongful death, medical funding, and more.  Ms. Stafford has also served as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University at the W.P. Carey School of Business and at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in the areas of business law and legal research and writing.

Associations & Activities

  • The Harmonie Group
  • 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
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Arizona State University 
  • Arizona State Law Journal, Research Editor
  • Northern Arizona University, B.S., English, magna cum laude

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...