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Sending an e-mail to the Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, LLC or an attorney at the Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, LLC does not create an attorney-client relationship. An attorney-client relationship is not created until we consider conflicts of interest, agree to represent you, and execute a Client Agreement confirming this representation.

Our Employment Lawyers Fight To Protect What You’ve Spent Your Life Building


The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, LLC represents licensed professionals and employees (both public and private sector) in Maryland and Washington, D.C. facing some of the toughest times in their careers, including, but not limited to:

  • Representing licensed professionals facing a disciplinary investigation by their licensing board, including preparing clients for an interview with a board investigator and representing clients at evidentiary hearings;
  • Reviewing and negotiating executive employment contracts in a variety of industries;
  • Investigating and pursuing wrongful termination claims;
  • Representing victims of employment discrimination at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or another Fair Employment Practices Agency; and
  • Litigating sexual harassment, discrimination and assault claims.

We stand side-by-side with our clients to provide both strategic legal advice and zealous advocacy. We are accustomed to high-stakes legal representation and know the stress that licensed professionals and employees face when trying to deal with their legal issues.  Our Maryland employment law firm has successfully represented licensed professionals and employees get disciplinary charges dismissed, obtained a favorable and confidential resolution to board disciplinary actions, obtained significant settlements for clients facing sexual harassment in the workplace, negotiated favorable executive compensation packages and, when necessary, litigated contentious discrimination or paycheck theft cases before a variety of tribunals.  Our expertise in professional licensing defense and employment law has allowed us to better serve our clients and to bring our decades of experience and legal tenacity to bear, all with the singular focus of obtaining the best possible result for our clients. 

How Our Employment Law Firm Can Help You

At the Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, LLC, we understand the difficult challenges you face when pursuing a claim against your employer. Before we do anything, your Maryland employment lawyer will evaluate your case and work with you to make sure you understand your options and the possible outcomes. We then walk you through every step of the legal process from start to finish to ensure you are comfortable and know exactly what is happening with your case. 

Employment cases are often complicated and require extensive knowledge of the various federal and Maryland state laws in order to prevail on your claim. Our firm handles cases involving the following statutes: 

  • Maryland Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Maryland Wage and Hour Law
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967

The requirements of these laws are not always easy to understand and it can be extremely difficult for non-lawyers to successfully pursue a claim. Our Maryland employment lawyers understand the complexities of these statutes and how they apply to your case. If you have a case, we can help you navigate the legal process to help you achieve a fair and equitable result. 

The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford Serves All of Maryland and Washington DC

Our professional license defense and employment law firm is ready to serve you and to help you navigate this difficult time in your career.  If you would like to meet with one of our employment attorneys, please contact us to schedule an initial consultation. 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. 

A Maryland employment lawyer is also available to assist with your employment law concerns connected to COVID-19. Learn more. 

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Attorney Stafford helped me in my work environment where the law is more stringent on me than on the American citizens that I indirectly, but…


I was recently represented by Mr. Stafford before the Maryland board of Physicians. The fact that I had to appear before the board to answer…


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 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…

C. P.

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

P. A.

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…


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,…

M. M.

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…

R S., Ph.D.

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…

J. F.

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,…

D. B.

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…

S. E.

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…

M. D.

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…

P. R.

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…

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