Troy J. Stafford

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Troy J. Stafford


438 Queens Road
Charlotte, NC 28207







Troy Stafford is a civil litigator who focuses his practice on representing individuals or families who have suffered catastrophic injury or wrongful death as well as business litigation in State and Federal courts.  He also represents several NASCAR teams and individual licensees regarding their contracts, sponsorships and business endeavors.

Throughout his distinguished legal career, he has served as lead attorney in many court actions involving catastrophically injured individuals, wrongful death claims, as well as  multi- plaintiff actions including but not limited to medical negligence claims, prescription drug errors, faulty medical device claims, breach of contract claims, bad faith insurance claims, and construction defect claims. Recently, Troy served as lead counsel for a multi-plaintiff medical negligence court action that yielded a $3 million resolution for his clients.  He and his co-counsel, E. Troy Blakeney, represented a six- year old boy who was catastrophically injured as a result of a spinal surgery error and resolved the case for $6.5 million.  Additionally, he and his firm were lead counsel representing a client and his family injured in an automobile accident and who was rendered a quadriplegic; that case yielded a $10 Million settlement with multiple parties.

Professional Recognition:

Troy has been recognized by his peers for his professional achievement and rated as one of the Top Attorneys in North Carolina, as published in Charlotte Magazine in 2012-2014 and listed as Highest in Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence in The Legal Network, 2013. He has also been recognized for his legal abilities and selected as a Super Lawyer for nine consecutive years, 2012-2020, by his colleagues and peers and as published by Reuters/Thomson.  In 2013, the SBIEC presented Troy and the firm with the North Carolina Excellence Award for outstanding legal services.  Troy has also been recognized by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice for outstanding service, and presented with the Kellie Crabtree Award for outstanding representation that helped protect people’s rights in 2011.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Contracts
  • Construction
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Eminent Domain

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Bar for the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member of the Bar for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • Member of the North Carolina State Bar
  • Member of the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member of the Mecklenburg County Bar
  • Member of the American Inns of Court, Master
  • Member of the North Carolina Trial Lawyers Association


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina
    • J.D. – 1991
  • Louisiana State University
    • B.A. – 1986

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • Rated as one of the Top Attorneys in North Carolina, Charlotte Magazine
  • Listed as Highest in Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence in The Legal Network, 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • North Carolina Excellence Award for outstanding legal services, 2013
  • Kellie Crabtree Award for outstanding representation that helped protect people’s rights, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2011
  • Voted the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation in Plaintiffs in Charlotte by The Best Lawyers In America

Representative Cases

  • 2019-Personal Injury -Van leaves the highway and struck a man in a shopping center-he suffered severe and permanent injuries to legs and back-$1,150.000.00
  • 2019-Wrongful death- Elderly lady killed in commercial vehicle on Interstate-$1,100,000.00
  • 2019 – Motorcycle accident – Man injured when vehicle crashed into him while riding his motorcycle – caused concussion and leg injury – $145,000.00
  • 2020 Man suffers respiratory arrest during outpatient procedure in same day surgery center – suffers permanent injuries – $2,500,000.00
  • 2020 Woman is injured from delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer – 500,000.00
  • 2019 Failure to treat stroke- Man in hospital for other healthcare and providers fail to timely recognize and treat stroke- $1,500,000.00
  • 2019 Failure to inform of cancer findings – man has laboratory test and health provider neglects to inform him that he has cancer and causes delay in treatment- $550,000.00
  • 2019 Failure to diagnose cancer- Woman has examination but healthcare provider fails to diagnose and timely treat cancer – $325,000.00
  • 2019 Failure to treat bedsores – Man in hospital developed bed sores that were not timely diagnosed or treated – $225,000.00

Classes / Seminars

  • Construction Lien Law, Lorman Education Services, 1999
  • Continuing Education for Paralegals

Pro-Bono Activities

  • 2013-2014 Immediate Past President and current Board Member of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, NC
  • 2012-2013 President of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, NC
  • 1995-1996 Board member of the Mecklenburg County DARE program

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Eta Sigma Phi

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