Michael P. Stafford

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Mike specializes in education law issues, including special education, student rights and discipline, school policies and procedures, and staff termination issues, for both private and public schools. In particular, he has represented school districts in special education disputes in both administrative due process hearings and federal and state courts. Similarly, Mike has handled numerous student rights' issues, including complex disputes over students' free speech rights as well as discipline issues such as search and seizure and expulsion hearings and appeals.  He also works with school administrators to develop or revise policies and procedures and provides school staff development and training on a wide variety of topics.

Mike also has extensive experience representing police departments in trial board hearings under the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights, as well as counseling departments on disciplinary policies and procedures.

On numerous occasions, Mike has also represented employers in a range of matters such as wrongful discharge and employment discrimination lawsuits, including Title VII, ADEA, ADA, EPA, and state employment statutes.


  • Recipient of the 2011 Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award (Environmental Protection)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Member 
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Member 
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Education Law Association