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Mark A. Stafford

Partner

The Knollwood
380 Knollwood Street
Suite 530
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
mark.stafford@nelsonmullins.com

Mark Stafford is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in the Firm's Winston-Salem office. A commercial litigator for nearly thirty years, he practices in the areas of business, employment, financial services, and complex litigation, with a focus on arbitration and trials of employment, shareholder, computer technology, and healthcare disputes.

 

Mark Stafford is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in the Firm's Winston-Salem office. A commercial litigator for nearly thirty years, he practices in the areas of business, employment, financial services, and complex litigation, with a focus on arbitration and trials of employment, shareholder, computer technology, and healthcare disputes.

 

Mark Stafford is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in the Firm's Winston-Salem office. A commercial litigator for nearly thirty years, he practices in the areas of business, employment, financial services, and complex litigation, with a focus on arbitration and trials of employment, shareholder, computer technology, and healthcare disputes.

 

Experience

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Experience

  • Served as lead outside counsel in shareholder/partnership, contract, tax, and trade secret disputes
  • Counsels and litigates in both prosecution and defense of statutory and common law employment claims
  • As a former telecommunications company technical writer working with technology companies, has experience in software and system performance disputes
  • Represents lenders and collection/billing companies in consumer finance litigation in state and federal courts
  • Appeared in complex arbitrations governed by the American Arbitration Association, JAMS/Endispute, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), the National Arbitration Forum, and international (Asian and European) commercial arbitration tribunals
  • Lectures on shareholder rights and remedies, partnership, agency, business tort, and small business legal issues

Previous Professional Experience

  • Technical Writer, AT&T Network Systems (Now Alcatel-Lucent) (1985-1986)

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Law, JD, with honors (1989)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Economics, with honors (1985)

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Tax Court

Practice Areas

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  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Board Member and Chair, iCan House Resource Center for Autism Related Challenges (2014-2017)
  • Chancellor and former Vestryman, St. Paul's Episcopal Church (1994-present)
  • Former Committee Chair, Troop 910, Boy Scouts of America (2007-2010)
  • Former Cubmaster, Pack 910, Boy Scouts of America (2003-2006)
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