Employment Law

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Professional Licensure Defense

A Maryland Employment Lawyer for All Your Workplace & License Claims

Jamaal “Jay” W. Stafford is a Maryland employment lawyer who specializes in representing both private and public sector employees in a variety of employment law matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Review and negotiation of employment contracts
  • Investigating and pursuing wrongful termination claims
  • Representing victims of employment discrimination at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Litigating sexual harassment and assault claims
  • Defending professional licenses

Jay is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. He brings a wealth of trial experience to his practice after previously working on high-stakes, complex litigation matters for two major litigation firms and clerking for the Honorable Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland’s highest court. He has appeared before numerous state and federal courts, as well as a variety of administrative agencies. He founded the Law Firm of J.W. Stafford in 2015 to use his years of litigation experience for the benefit of Maryland’s working professionals and takes pride in helping his clients understand the complexities of employment law.

We represent clients with various skillsets in every industry, taking particular care to take the time to understand their individual needs and craft unique legal strategies that will best protect their interests. Our Maryland employment law firm is located in Baltimore and serves clients in Maryland and Washington, DC, including Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County and Howard County. For more information, please contact us to schedule an initial consultation.

Workplace Rights

Defense of Professional Licenses

Rated By

  • Jamaal Stafford

  • Martindale-Hubbell - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence in 2017

Members Of

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  • The American Association of Nurse Attorneys logo
  • Maryland State Bar Association



I have known Attorney Stafford for the greater part of 10 years and am proud to call him a colleague. He combines an intense knowledge of the law with the compassion necessary to a…

Charles Anderson, Jr.

Mr. Stafford is a skilled practitioner and one I would gladly refer clients. He is calm and collected and the type of attorney you want on your side the day of a trial. I endorse h…

Pooja Regmi

Jay began his career as a litigation associate at a large international law firm, DLA Piper, in Baltimore, MD. As a partner, I found Jay to be a pleasure to work with. Clients will…

Michelle Dickinson

I truly enjoyed working with Mr. Stafford. He was very professional and knowledgeable on the subject matter. Mr. Stafford was attentive to my needs regarding the sensitive nature o…

Sion Evans

Mr. Stafford was truly a blessing. He returns emails, and is only an email away from answering your question. Mr. Stafford also knows his practice, I would recommend him to a frien…

Derrick Brooks

Mr. Stafford was recommended to me by a trusted source, and never have I been so grateful for this referral. My past legal experiences had not been as good, leaving me fearful of o…

Juliana Frenkil

Mr. Stafford is an excellent attorney. He handled my case with the upmost respect, expertise, understanding, and professionalism. His advice kept me grounded and focused on the str…

Renita Seabrook, Ph.D.

Mr. Stafford is a pleasure to work with. We are very grateful to him for the excellent and tactful way he handled a tough situation, and particularly with the efficiency and speed …

Marilena MaddalenaM3 (EU) Ltd.

Attorney Stafford is top-notch! After serving in a senior director’s role for almost a decade, with outstanding performance, I was essentially ousted! The head of my previous emplo…


Jay is a skilled advocate. He provides excellent service and thoughtful advice. Clients are certainly in good hands with Jay.

Pratibha Agarwal

I came to Jay with a non-compete issue with a previous employer in the federal contracting space that presented a whole host of challenges for myself and my family. I was invited t…

Christopher Pearson

Not long ago, I found myself in a conversation with the President of my company about my dismissal at will, without cause, and without warning. I had sacrificed assets and opportun…

R. Suarez