Attorney Jamaal W. Stafford

Jamaal Stafford

Jamaal (“Jay”) W. Stafford has extensive experience counseling and representing employees in employment law matters, as well as providing counsel to businesses in corporate and litigation matters. Before entering private practice, Jay was a law clerk on the Maryland Court of Appeals (Maryland’s highest court) for the Honorable Chief Judge Robert M. Bell (Retired).

Jay’s passion for employment law and litigation helped him find success working at one of the leading litigation law firms in New Orleans, as well as working as an associate at the international law firm of DLA Piper, LLP in Baltimore. He has experience successfully representing clients in both state and federal courts. Over the past several years, Jay has earned a reputation for zealously representing every client he works with, no matter the situation. He focuses his practice on representing employees in employment law matters, as well as representing businesses in complex civil litigation matters.

When Jay is not practicing law, you can find him in the library catching up on the latest Vince Flynn spy novel or trying out some of Baltimore’s newest restaurants.  Jay also loves to travel, especially to the Caribbean.  Jay has a wife and two children.


  • Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law
  • Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Business from Virginia Military Institute

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013 and 2015
  • National Black Lawyers Top 100 (2016)
  • Named to the 2014 Hot List for Lawyers of Color
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating


  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, Maryland Court of Appeals (Retired)


  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Louisiana

Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar Association
  • James C. Cawood, Jr. Inn of Court
  • National Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • Maryland Employment Lawyers Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association