Hon. Timothy J. Stafford (ret)
Orange County Superior Court
University of San Francisco B.A. 1967
Southwestern University School of Law J.D. 1972
Supreme Court of California 1973
United States District Court 1979
United States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit 1983
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.
“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”