Irvine, Calif. (July 10, 2013) – The partners at Wilson Harvey Browndorf LLP are pleased to announce that Timothy Stafford, a Senior Litigation Partner in the firm’s Irvine, California office, has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Orange County Superior Court. Mr. Stafford was sworn in on September 13, 2013 and will be presiding over complex civil litigation cases. Judge Stafford managed Wilson Harvey Browndorf’s Insurance Defense practice prior to his appointment and will be succeeded by Irvine Managing Partner Marc Lazo. Judge Stafford is highly experienced and seasoned in numerous areas of insurance defense,
including personal injury, medical malpractice, employment/wrongful termination/discrimination, premises liability, governmental tort liability, “bad faith” insurance, and general liability. After graduating from Southwestern School of Law, Judge Stafford joined Beam and DiCaro as a civil trial litigator and represented defendants in personal injury, medical malpractice, employment and labor law, general liability, insurance “bad faith” defense, construction defect litigation, and premises liability. In 1980, Judge Stafford became a partner in Beam, DiCaro, D’Antony & Stafford where he handled complex multi-party litigation in governmental tort liability. He also practiced in employment/wrongful termination/discrimination cases, insurance “bad faith”, premises liability, legal malpractice, medical malpractice defense, hospital malpractice, hospital medical staff privilege liability, product liability, general auto liability, land subsidence and construction defect litigation. Judge Stafford later founded Stafford & Associates in Santa Ana, California, where he continued his insurance defense practice until he joined Wilson Harvey Browndorf. Having tried numerous jury cases, Judge Stafford is a longstanding member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and leaves a tremendous legacy for the firm.
Wilson Harvey Browndorf is an international law firm with core offices in New York, California, Washington, D.C. and Arkansas. Focused on the needs of business and finance clients in mergers and acquisitions and business and insurance litigation, Wilson Harvey Browndorf is managed by Firm Managing Partner, Matthew C. Browndorf, resident in the New York City office. Browndorf said, “We were delighted to have Judge Stafford be a part of our Firm and wish him and his beautiful family many years of happiness and success. Judge Stafford’s sense of community and fairness will make him an excellent member of the Bench.”