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

Nationally recognized compliance and cybersecurity consultant Jeffrey Miller establishes practices at Saxton & Stump

We are pleased to welcome Jeffrey B. Miller, a nationally recognized compliance and cybersecurity consultant and attorney, to the firm as Senior Counsel. Jeff serves clients of his well-established global consulting practice through Saxton & Stump’s subsidiary company, Granite GRC Consulting. He will also lead the firm’s newly formed Information Privacy and Cybersecurity practice within the firm’s Corporate Healthcare and Life Sciences Group. 



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Nationally recognized compliance and cybersecurity consultant Jeffrey Miller establishes practices at Saxton & Stump

LANCASTER, Pa., February 13, 2020 — Saxton & Stump announced today that Jeffrey B. Miller, a nationally recognized compliance and cybersecurity consultant and attorney, has joined the firm’s Lancaster office as Senior Counsel. Miller serves clients of his...

Assembling a powerful team: Saxton & Stump’s marketing and business development team expands, adding experienced professional Sherry Smith

LANCASTER, Pa., January 23, 2020 — Saxton & Stump announced the addition of Sherry L. Smith as a Business Development Strategist, who brings more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing roles. Led by Jenna R. Wagner, Vice President of Marketing and...

Lancaster bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorney Barry Solodky joins Saxton & Stump

LANCASTER, Pa., January 13, 2020 — Saxton & Stump is pleased to welcome attorney Barry A. Solodky as Senior Counsel and leader of its newly-formed Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights practice. Solodky has been serving clients for more than four decades in bankruptcy...

Saxton & Stump Hires Experienced Paralegal to Support its Growing Practice in Lancaster

  LANCASTER, Pa., January 8, 2020 — Saxton & Stump is pleased to welcome Nancy J. Pokopec to the firm as a paralegal. Pokopec brings more than 40 years of experience and will support the firm’s attorneys in Business and Corporate, Labor and Employment,...

Saxton & Stump’s Erik Hume Publishes 2020 Supplement for Real Estate Industry Reference Guide

HARRISBURG, Pa., January 6, 2020 — Saxton & Stump attorney Erik M. Hume has published the 2020 supplemental update to “Pennsylvania Community Association & Law Practice,” an essential reference guide for attorneys, real estate professionals, developers and...

Attorney Natasha Dorcus Joins Saxton & Stump’s Growing Litigation Team in Malvern

MALVERN, Pa., December 6, 2019 — Attorney Natasha L. Dorcus has joined Saxton & Stump’s healthcare litigation and commercial litigation practices. She brings more than 20 years of experience and is the ninth attorney the firm has added to its litigation team this...

Attorneys Saxton and King Publish Patient Engagement Article to Lancaster Physician Magazine

Saxton & Stump attorneys James W. Saxton, CEO, and Darlene K. King, Chair of Saxton & Stump’s Risk Mitigation & Safety Group, recently published part one of a two-part series in the fall 2019 edition of Lancaster Physician Magazine. In the article titled...

Saxton & Stump Ranked in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2020

LANCASTER, Pa., November 22, 2019 — The 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" named Saxton & Stump a Tier 1 firm in Professional Malpractice Law – Defendant and Tier 2 firm in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants in Metropolitan Philadelphia....

Attorney Erik Hume Give Testimony Before Pennsylvania Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committees

  Erik M. Hume, Esq. gave testimony at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg on November 20 for the Pennsylvania Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committees on the data collection on common interest ownership communities (CIOCs). As Vice Chair of the...

Saxton & Stump Adds Four New Professionals to Growing Law Firm

LANCASTER, Pa., November 14, 2019 - Saxton & Stump, a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to welcome four new professionals. Aligned with the firm’s aggressive strategic growth plan for 2019, Saxton & Stump has added 14 attorneys, 15 business professionals...


Pennsylvania court finds that bias suit can proceed under the Medical Marijuana Act

 A Pennsylvania court’s recent interpretation of the Commonwealth’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) found that employees are permitted to sue employers who violate the anti-discrimination provisions of the MMA. In Palmiter v. Commonwealth Health Systems, Inc. et al,...

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry increases enforcement of the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act

The Construction Workplace Misclassification Act (Act 72) went into effect in Pennsylvania in 2011 and sets guidelines for classification of independent contractors in the construction industry. In recent years, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DLI)...

The Importance of a Letter of Intent in Mergers and Acquisitions: Reach an Understanding Before Committing Time and Resources

  This is the second installment in our four-part series, “Key Stages in Buying and Selling Businesses.” In this series, we explore critical stages in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process that both buyers and sellers should consider. Once a...

Pursuing Delinquent Accounts Receivable: When to Contact an Attorney

 In the construction industry cash flow is imperative to keep projects moving and your company profitable. Unfortunately, sometimes a project is slow to pay, for whatever reason. As a rule of thumb, it is generally wise to consult your attorney as soon as an...

PA Supreme Court to decide whether employee retaliation claims could be filed under both whistleblower and human relations laws

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to decide whether employees covered under Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law (PWL) and alleging adverse employment action for reporting discriminatory conduct by an employer may also bring suit under the Pennsylvania Human Relations...

NLRB Issues Proposed Rule That Would Clarify Employment Status of Graduate Student Workers

  Last month, the National Labor Relations Board (Board) issued a proposed rule limiting its jurisdiction to exclude private university and college graduate students who perform work in connection with their studies from coverage under the National Labor...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules MCARE Statute of Repose is Unconstitutional

  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently declared that the seven-year statute of repose applicable to medical malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional.  Healthcare providers and their insurers and reinsurers should be mindful that some claims that were barred by...

The Problem with Sole Discretion Clauses in Construction Contracts

  An increasingly popular trend in construction contracts is to include sole discretion language, which expresses that a breach of contract, change order, withholding, or right to terminate is at the “sole discretion” of the higher tiered contractor or owner...

Court Reinforces that Employers Must be Aware of Associational Discrimination Claims Under the ADA

  The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently revived a plaintiff’s associational discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in a case involving his demotion and termination after a schedule change request to care for his disabled...

Dental Practice to Pay $10,000 for Impermissible Disclosures of Patients’ Protected Health Information on Social Media

  Responding to a patient’s review on Yelp triggered an Office of Civil Rights (OCR) investigation of a small Texas dental practice recently which ultimately resulted in an agreement by the practice to pay $10,000 and implement a two-year OCR-monitored corrective...


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