Hope L. Stafford
Hope Stafford joined Delaney McKinney in 2007. Before attending law school, Hope obtained an engineering degree and worked as a portfolio analyst at a financial management company in New York City. She left that profession to pursue a career where she would have more client interaction and an opportunity to help families and individuals through difficult times.
With these goals in mind, family law has been Hope’s focus since she began law school. While at Georgetown University Law Center, Hope interned with a local family lawyer and researched issues related to domestic violence for Professor Deborah Epstein. Prior to joining the firm, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable John M. Campbell in the D.C. Superior Court’s Family Court and frequently volunteered at the D.C. Family Court’s Self-Help Center.
Because of Hope’s background in math and finance, she began her family law practice with a focus on complex financial cases. Those analytical skills have translated to her practice on high conflict, complex custody cases. Whatever the issues in the case, Hope’s strategic thinking and detail-oriented nature serves her clients well and helps them reach their goals.
While at the firm, Hope has focused on litigating and negotiating cases that involve the settlement of property, custody, and support, as well as domestic violence. She has served as a guardian ad litem for children and has committed substantial time to various family law pro bono activities and organizations in the D.C. area.