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Hon. Timothy J. Stafford (ret)

Orange County Superior Court

Education

  • University of San Francisco B.A. 1967

  • Southwestern University School of Law J.D. 1972

Admitted

  • Supreme Court of California 1973

  • United States District Court 1979

  • United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit 1983

Professional Experience

  • Union America 1974-1976 Assistant General Counsel corporate law.

  • Ruston, Nance, McCormick & DiCaro 1976-1980 employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, elder abuse, tort

  • Beam & DiCaro 1980-1984 employment, medical malpractice, hospital privilege, product liability, elder abuse, tort

  • Beam DiCaro & D’Antony 1984-1991 employment, medical malpractice, hospital privilege, product liability, personal injury, elder abuse, tort

  • Beam DiCaro D’Antony & Stafford 1991-1998 employment, medical malpractice, hospital priv, product liability, personal injury, elder abuse

  • Stafford & Ballog 1998-2012 employment, medical malpractice, personal injury, excessive force, elder abuse, home owner association.

  • Judge of the Superior Orange County 2013-2018 - Judge Stafford heard over 300+ litigated cases in all court departments, in all matters not limited to general civil litigation: business disputes, medical malpractice, professional liability, personal injury, judgment debtor, temporary restraining orders, mandatory settlement conferences

Litigation, Honors and ADR

100+ jury trials to verdict, 150+ Mediations, 120+ Arbitrations ABOTA Judge Advocate 1995 CEB Lecturer 1977-78 Judge Stafford brings over 45 years of trial experience coupled with an equal number of years in ADR as advocate counsel and neutral. As a Superior Court Judge he heard over 300+ litigated cases and matters involving contentious restraining orders and civil contempt matters.

Testimonials

  • “Judge Stafford is always prepared”

  • “He is very personable and develops a level of trust”

  • “..understands how insurance coverage affects the case”

  • “He is fair beyond words and can see the case from both sides”

  • “He is consistently objective and keeps an open mind right up to the last minute”