Attorney Jamaal W. Stafford

Jamaal Stafford

Jamaal (“Jay”) W. Stafford counsels and represents employees in employment law matters and represents Maryland professionals in licensing matters before various professional licensing boards, including the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission, the Maryland Board of Physicians, the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners and the Maryland Board of Nursing. Before entering private practice, Jay was a law clerk for the Honorable Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals (Maryland’s highest state court). Following his clerkship, Jay interned with the Maryland Attorney General’s Office where he performed appellate work.

Jay’s passion for the law and litigation helped him find success working at the international law firm of DLA Piper, LLP in Baltimore where he focused on complex litigation matters. After leaving DLA Piper, LLP, Jay continued representing clients in complex litigation matters at the law firm of Barrasso, Usdin, Kupperman, Freeman & Sarver, LLC, a top litigation law firm in New Orleans. Jay has successfully represented clients in both state and federal courts. Throughout his career, Jay has earned a reputation for zealously representing every client he works with, no matter the situation.

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, 2015 and 2018.
  • 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