• North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina

Mark A. Stafford

T: 336.774.3333
F: 336.774.3374
The Knollwood
Suite 530
380 Knollwood Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Mark Stafford is a partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP who practices in the Firm's Winston-Salem office. A commercial litigator for more than twenty-five years, he practices in the areas of business, employment, financial services, and complex litigation, with a focus on arbitration and trials of employment, shareholder, computer technology, consumer finance, and healthcare disputes.


  • Served as lead outside counsel in shareholder/partnership, contract, tax, and trade secret disputes
  • Counsels and litigates in both prosecution and defense of statutory and common law employment claims
  • As a former telecommunications company technical writer working with technology companies, has experience in software and system performance disputes
  • Represents lenders and collection/billing companies in consumer finance litigation in state and federal courts
  • Appeared in complex arbitrations governed by the American Arbitration Association, JAMS/Endispute, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), the National Arbitration Forum, and international (Asian and European) commercial arbitration tribunals
  • Lectures on shareholder rights and remedies, partnership, agency, business tort, and small business legal issues

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