Karen C. Stafford


Phone: 602-322-4049

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Special Risk Insurance Litigation , Product Liability, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device, Premises Liability, Personal Injury, Litigation, Insurance Defense


Transportation, Automotive, Insurance, Professional Practices, Restaurants, Retail, Wholesale and Distribution

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.

Publications & Presentations


Associations & Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Adjunct Professor, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2013

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, District of Arizona


  • Arizona State University (J.D., 2011)
  • Arizona State Law Journal, Research Editor
  • 2011 Dean's Award
  • Outstanding Pro Bono Leader Award
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, President
  • Civil Justice Clinic
  • Consumer Advocacy and Protection Program
  • Women's Law Student Association
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • Ottawa University, Phoenix, AZ. (M.A., 2006)
  • Northern Arizona University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1997)

Judicial Clerkships

  • Arizona Court of Appeals, Honorable Donn Kessler, 2012-2013