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Kathryn Stafford

Kathryn Stafford

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Kathryn Stafford
Kathryn Stafford

Kathryn Stafford joined Grob & Eirich in 2019.  As an associate attorney at Grob & Eirich, Kate’s primary area of focus is adoption, including custodial, stepparent, second-parent and private infant adoptions. Kate works closely with many adoption agencies, handling the legal relinquishment process for parents who are making adoption plans. She also handles many adoption assistance and guardianship cases.  Prior to becoming a member of the Colorado bar in 2020, Kate worked at the firm as a paralegal.

In 2016, Kate received her J.D. from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. While in law school, Kate participated in the school’s immigration clinic where she helped survivors of domestic violence apply for legal status. She also interned in the children’s department at Casa Cornelia Law Center, a public interest law firm providing legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations. Kate was inducted as a member of the Pro Bono Honors Society in 2016. Throughout law school and after graduation, she worked as a law clerk for a San Diego firm, Abbene & Alcock, where her concentration was in Trust and Estates. Kate also gained experience in employment matters as a contract Research Intern. While in San Diego, Kate was a member of ZLAC, the oldest women’s rowing club in the country. Kate received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Georgia in 2008, where she was a member of the university’s rowing team for four years.  

From 2017 to 2018, Kate worked in data and research at Polaris (formerly Polaris Project), a non-profit organization in Washington, DC, which fights against human trafficking and runs the National Human Trafficking Hotline.  Upon moving to Denver, she continued working with Polaris as a data and research contractor until joining Grob & Eirich in 2019.Kate has always been interested in working on behalf of children and families. She is a former Big Sister, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and also volunteered as a Sexual Assault Response Advocate (SARA).  

Areas Of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Child Welfare
  • Guardianship
  • Third-Party Custody
  • Designated Adoptions
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Stepparent Adoptions
  • Relative Adoptions
  • Dissolution of Adoptions
  • Foster-Parent Adoptions
  • Adoption Subsidies
  • Same-Sex Confirmatory Adoptions
  • Second Parent Adoptions
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2020

Education

  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2016
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    • B.A., Bachelor of ArtsEnglish - 2008
    • Major: English