Robin Stafford specializes in environmental law. Her practice has been focused on litigation of claims under federal and state environmental law, including CERCLA, RCRA, and California’s Proposition 65. Ms. Stafford has also assisted clients with litigation, permitting and other administrative actions, as well as compliance issues arising from stormwater regulations under the federal Clean Water Act, and has helped manage risks associated with real estate transactions by offering advice on environmental and contractual indemnity issues.
A substantial portion of Ms. Stafford’s practice includes counseling and defending clients in Proposition 65 litigation. She has defended a variety of companies in trial and appellate proceedings in courts throughout California, and represented them in related settlement negotiations and in a variety of administrative and legislative proceedings. These matters have involved companies and trade groups of all sizes, and a wide variety of products, including consumer electronics, foods, cosmetics and over-the-counter medications.
Ms. Stafford is recommended by Legal 500 US (2015-2016) in the area of product liability and mass tort defense: consumer products and toxic tort.
Clients that have benefited from Ms. Stafford’s assistance with respect to Proposition 65 matters include Burger King Corporation, Panasonic, RadioShack, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Dell Computer Corporation, Sanrio, Inc., Personal Care Products Council, Grocery Manufacturers Association, Masco Corporation, Yardbirds Home Center, Costco Corporation and Sergeant’s Pet Care Products. Litigation opponents have included the California attorney general, Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation/Klamath Environmental Law Center, Michael DiPirro and the Environmental Law Foundation.
Ms. Stafford earned her J.D., cum laude, and a Masters of Studies in Environmental Law, magna cum laude, from Vermont Law School in 1998. She was articles editor of the Vermont Law Review.Show More