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Kelly Stafford


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As a family law attorney, Kelly provides honest legal guidance coupled with compassionate support for her clients. She believes her role as an attorney is to help guide a client through a difficult transitional time and see them into the next phase of their lives. Her “support has been a bright spot in what was otherwise a very difficult time.”

Kelly prides herself in her advocacy skills and attention to detail. Her practice exclusively focuses on family law, including marital dissolutions, parenting plans, division of assets, custody and child support, as well as post-dissolution issues, including parenting plan and child support modifications. Whether utilizing dispute resolution through litigation or through mediation, her goal is to help her clients reach the most successful outcomes for their specific needs.

Kelly joined Meridian Family Law after practicing as an Assistant District Attorney at the Bronx District Attorney’s Office in the Child Abuse & Sex Crimes Bureau of the Special Victims Division. As an ADA working with children and families, Kelly utilized a trauma-informed approach to her work, prioritizing the well-being of the victim and their families in difficult and emotional circumstances. As an associate with Meridian Family Law, Kelly brings that client-centered approach to the forefront of her practice. Before her time as an ADA in the Bronx, she also interned at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office in Boston where she spent her time arguing in court, handling motions, and gaining trial experience, and with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.

In her spare time, you can find her baking with her trusty KitchenAid mixer or cheering on her beloved Michigan Wolverines. It is her goal to run all six World Marathon Majors. She has run the Chicago, New York City, and Boston Marathons.


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
    • Law Journal: American Journal of Law and Medicine, Staff Member and Notes Editor
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • B.A., English Language and Literature

Bar Admissions

  • Washington
  • New York (inactive)

Professional Associations

  • Washington State Bar Association


  • Selected to Rising Stars: 2023