James Stafford

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Stafford, James

James Stafford

ASSOCIATE
Office
500 North Akard Street
Suite 2700
Dallas, Texas 75201
Overview
Discipline, diversity, and determination are among the attributes that separates Mr. Stafford from other litigation attorneys. The combination of leadership skills gained from his military experiences, the creativity, and management involved with his position in education assist him in being able to thoroughly understand and easily relate to the needs of his clients. Mr. Stafford focuses in assisting health care providers. Specifically, Mr. Stafford serves as counsel to Dentist and Physician practice owners in providing counsel in all aspects of Healthcare regulations and business ownership. Additionally, Mr. Stafford practice encompasses a diverse range of business litigation and transaction matters on behalf of the firm’s clients.

Corporate & Business

  • Entity Selection & Business Formation

Labor & Employment

  • Employment Agreements
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employee Benefits/ERISA
  • Executive Compensation
  • Management Education
  • Non-Competition Covenants

Litigation

  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Defense

Healthcare

  • Physician Employment Agreements
  • Practice Acquisition
  • State Bar of Texas

Healthcare Practice ownership intersects a host of legal areas. Mr. Stafford’s legal practice focuses on individual and group practice needs. Moreover, Mr. Stafford has firsthand knowledge of practice ownership in assisting his wife with her dental practice. Healthcare providers rely on Mr. Stafford  for counsel in several areas, including health care regulation compliance, HIPAA, transactional, employment, and real estate matters. With more than 60 attorneys, Mr. Stafford and the law firm of Scheef and Stone are well suited to counsel providers on the complexities and differing nuances in the Healthcare industry.

In addition to private practice, Mr. Stafford’s serves as a JAG attorney in the United States Army Reserves. Before practicing law, Mr. Stafford spent five years as a classroom teacher (high school band director) in the Dallas Independent School District.

  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association
  • Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, Music Education, Southern University A&M
  • Board of Directors, “Books are the Beginning”
  • New Life Worship Band Leader