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Saxton & Stump is a full-service law firm serving businesses by providing legal and consulting services. We help our clients by applying creative, strategic solutions, and problem-solving support to help their businesses, organizations, and personnel navigate complex legal issues and thrive in an increasingly complex world.

Morgan S. Hays, Esq. Joins Saxton & Stump

Morgan S. Hays, Esq. is a dynamic litigator who focuses her practice in healthcare and commercial litigation. In her healthcare practice, she represents doctors, hospitals, and healthcare providers in medical professional liability cases. Morgan utilizes her litigation experience to represent business owners, corporate entities, and government agencies in her commercial litigation practice.


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Saxton & Stump Hires David Garrett as Controller

  Lancaster, PA, December 13, 2018 – Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of David M. Garrett as Controller. David will oversee the firm’s billing, financial reporting, insurance, and banking, among other tasks.   “As...

Ron Pollock, Esq. to Present at ABC Keystone Construction Seminar 

  Lancaster, Pa, December 11, 2018 – Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Ronald Pollock, Esq. will present “Session 6: Construction Risk Management” of ABC Keystone’s “Understanding the Construction Process from Inception to...

Saxton & Stump Shareholder Selected as Special Investigator in the National Football League’s Concussion Settlement Program

  LANCASTER, Pa., December 10, 2018 – Saxton & Stump announced that Judge Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.), current Shareholder and former Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, has been named Special Investigator in...

Saxton & Stump Expands IT Capabilities

  Lancaster, Pa, December 7, 2018 – Saxton & Stump is pleased to announce the expansion of our IT capabilities with the addition of Troy Nelson as quality assurance engineer.   As a quality assurance engineer, Troy assists with software development and website...

Darlene K. King Presents at Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting

  Lancaster County, PA, December 7, 2018 – Saxton & Stump’s Darlene K. King, Esq. was an invited speaker at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA®) on November 26, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.  Ms. King participated...

Erik M. Hume, Esq. to Present at Annual Real Estate Institute

  Lancaster, Pa, December 5, 2018 – Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Erik M. Hume, Esq. will present for a fourth year at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s Annual Real Estate Institute on December 7.Erik will be presenting...

Saxton & Stump Appoints Matthew W. Rappleye as General Counsel

  Lancaster, PA, November 15, 2018 – Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to announce Matthew W. Rappleye, Esq. has been appointed as the firm’s General Counsel. Matt, who has over 25 years of legal experience, will have broad responsibilities...

Judge Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) to Serve on Independent Oversight Committee for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program

Lancaster, Pa, November 13, 2018 – Saxton & Stump announced today that Honorable Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.), former Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, will serve as a member of the Independent Oversight...

Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) to Lead New Alternative Dispute Resolution Company

  Lancaster, PA, October 31, 2018 – To better serve clients, Saxton & Stump, a full-service law firm headquartered in Lancaster, PA, recently established Optimal Dispute Resolutions. Optimal Dispute Resolutions is an alternative dispute resolutions firm offering...

Saxton & Stump Hires Nancy L. Sperry as Senior Clinical Consultant

  Lancaster, PA, October 30, 2018 – Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of Nancy L. Sperry, MS, APRN-FNP-C, MPH, BSN, RN, AHN-BC as Senior Clinical Consultant. Nancy assists with mitigation efforts on behalf of the...


Who Owns the Design?

  You have just been invited to bid on the design of a new project.  You are hopeful with the submission of the design you will be selected by the developer to construct and build the project. You submit your design. Unfortunately, you learn that the developer is...

Protecting Information In A Mobile Society

  The latest statistics indicate that, on average, a college graduate will change jobs 10-12 times in his or her career. Employees frequently move between companies in the same industry. With advances in technology, like enhanced cameras on cell phones, it has become...

OSHA Reverse Course on Post-Incident Drug Testing and Safety Incentive Programs

  Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum clarifying a May 2016 final rule that significantly curtailed the ability of employers to offer workplace safety incentive programs and to conduct post-incident drug testing of...

Rising Hospital Settlements and the Shift Away from Defending Claims

  Industry experts comment on trends in medical malpractice litigation and settlements with an emphasis on why it's important to try more cases in court. The Honorable Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.) discusses the immense importance of jury trials in our legal system.  In...

Changes to the Statutes Governing Common Interest Communities

This year, the Pennsylvania legislature made significant changes to the laws governing condominiums, cooperatives, and planned communities. These changes have a direct impact on all players in the industry including individuals who live in, create, or manage a common...

Legal Considerations When Starting a Business

  Starting a business is a complex venture. In the formation stage of starting your business, there are a number of choices you must make pertaining to entity type, name, licensure, insurance, and contracts. In the document below, Kathy Pandelidis Granbois, Esq....

Granbois Top 10 Commercial Contract Nuggets

  Before entering into a commercial contract, it is important to understand the various facets of these documents in order to protect your business. From details hidden in the fine print to what actually constitutes a contract, Kathy Pandelidis Granbois, Esq. compiled...

Does Your Presentation Infringe on Copyrights?

  To get our audience’s attention and keep them interested in your presentations, it’s common to sprinkle in humor, music, and other items of interest to maintain attention. Thanks to the ease of finding, cutting, and pasting information on the internet and new...

Your Company Has Intellectual Property: How to Identify Using a Self-Audit

  Remember when letters were written on paper rather than electronically and tangible assets, such as real estate and equipment, provided the majority of economic value of a company? In those days of old, companies strategized as to the most effective way to manage...

Revamping Arbitration: Pennsylvania Adopts the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act

  Pennsylvania first adopted the Uniform Arbitration Act (“UAA”) in 1927.  Half a century later, in 1980, it was replaced with a modified version of the model Uniform Arbitration Act of 1955, to create the current UAA.  The purpose of the UAA was to “promote the...


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