Hon. Elizabeth A. Stafford
Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Stafford joined the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on November 17, 2014. A native Detroiter, Judge Stafford received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. She began her career at Goodman, Eden, Millender & Bedrosian, practicing in various areas of personal injury law, including automobile negligence, products liability, civil rights, governmental immunity, wrongful discharge, and general negligence. In 1998, she became a law clerk for United States District Judge Victoria A. Roberts. Judge Stafford joined the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan in 2002, serving as a federal prosecutor in the general crimes, the controlled substance, and the public corruption units until her appointment to the bench. Since becoming a magistrate judge, she has served as a panelist or keynote speaker addressing electronic discovery, including at the Georgetown Advanced eDiscovery Institute, the Sedona Conference Institute, the Detroit Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialist conferences, and the Federal Judicial Center. Judge Stafford is a member of the Sedona Conference’s Judicial Advisory Board.