Holly M. Stafford2024-03-18T11:37:43-07:00

Holly M. Stafford


Holly Stafford’s practice focuses on environmental law, ranging from the Model Toxics Control Act, to the Clean Water Act, to other federal and state environmental laws.  She represents individuals, businesses, and governments throughout Washington.  Holly’s success triggering historical insurance policies for cleanups and work on cost recovery actions naturally progressed into other areas of insurance coverage and insurance defense practice.  She is a Whatcom County native who returned to Bellingham and joined the firm in 2008 after working in municipal defense in Southern California.


  • Western Washington University (B.A., Fairhaven College, 2001)
  • Whittier Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2007)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Washington State Bar Association (admitted 2008)
  • California State Bar Association (inactive — admitted 2007)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (admitted 2007)
  • United States District Court — Western District of Washington (admitted 2013)
  • United States District Court — Central District of California
    (admitted 2007)
  • Whatcom County Bar Association
  • Washington Women Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Whatcom County Soccer Referees Association, Board Member
  • Whatcom County Soccer Referees Association, Grassroots Referee
  • Southside Soccer Club, Board of Directors and Youth Team Coach 2018-2023
  • Whatcom County Adult Soccer Association, Member
  • Greater Bellingham Running Club, Member
  • Whatcom Literacy Council, Board of Directors 2011-2014

Practice Areas

Environmental Law




Office: 360.671.1796

Direct: 360.306.3012


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