Eleven Saxton & Stump attorneys named in 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

Steven Costello recognized as Medical Malpractice – Defendant “Lawyer of the Year” in Philadelphia

LANCASTER, Pa., October 6, 2021 — Saxton & Stump is pleased to announce that eleven attorneys have been recognized in the 28th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected publications. For almost four decades, Best Lawyers lists have been compiled by conducting peer review surveys in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers, with its core mission of highlighting the top legal talent.

Steven D. Costello named 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Medical Malpractice – Defendant in Philadelphia

Steven D. Costello, Esq. has been recognized as “Lawyer of the Year.” He has devoted his legal career to handling civil litigation and consistently provides his clients with thoughtful, aggressive and effective representation. He has successfully represented numerous Fortune 500 companies and major hospitals, healthcare systems and insurance companies and has received nearly 150 defense verdicts over his nearly 40-year career. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for six consecutive years.

Emina M. Henne and Erin M. Redding named to 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

The list recognizes lawyers that have been practicing for five to nine years who have made a significant impact early in their careers. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America is also developed through peer-review. Redding and Henne were promoted to shareholder earlier this year.

Emina Henne, Esq. joined Saxton & Stump as an associate attorney when it was founded in 2015 to support the firm’s Healthcare Law and Risk Mitigation and Safety groups. She focuses her practice in the representation of hospitals, doctors and other healthcare liability matters, including medical malpractice defense. Henne is a Pennsylvania registered nurse (RN) and prior to practicing law, worked as a critical care nurse and risk management professional. She regularly advises clients on risk management and patient safety regulatory compliance and provides support in the implementation of policies and procedures.

Erin Redding, Esq. also joined Saxton & Stump as an associate attorney when it was founded in 2015 to support the firm’s Healthcare Law and Medical Device Litigation groups. As part of Saxton & Stump’s Medical Device Litigation group, Redding, along with the firm’s team of medical providers, has investigated and then litigated dozens of complex medical device and medical professional liability claims. Redding has also prepared for depositions conducted nationally and internationally and works with medical and industry experts across the country to develop a strategic and formidable defense.

Nine Saxton & Stump attorneys named to 2022 Best Lawyers in America

James W. Saxton, Esq. is recognized for his work in Litigation – Health Care; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for seven consecutive years. Saxton is the CEO of Saxton & Stump and has represented doctors, hospitals and other healthcare professionals in state and federal courts for over 30 years. Besides advising hospitals and medical groups both nationally and internationally on their professional liability risk, he provides the strategic vision for the firm and works closely with managers and department chairs to execute that strategy while maintaining the firm’s business discipline.

Christopher A. Stump, Esq. is recognized for his work in Litigation – Health Care; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. Stump, who is co-founder of Saxton & Stump and co-chair of the Healthcare Litigation and Mitigation group, concentrates his practice in the representation of hospitals, doctors and healthcare professionals in all areas of healthcare litigation, including malpractice defense, coverage issues, medical device litigation, product liability and risk management. He actively tries cases in courts throughout Pennsylvania and has taken more than 100 cases to verdict through trial and arbitration or appeal.

Katherine Pandelidis Granbois, Esq. is recognized for her work in Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) and Corporate Law. This is her second time being named to The Best Lawyers in America. Granbois is chair of the firm’s growing Business and Corporate Law group, where she focuses her practice in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures, sales and distribution, entity selection and formation, and commercial matters for clients ranging from startups and professional practices to large family-owned businesses and middle market companies. Active in the community, Granbois currently serves as board member and immediate past board chair of the United Way of Lancaster County, board member of ASSETS and acting president of the Lancaster chapter of Daughters of Penelope.

Ronald H. Pollock, Esq. is recognized for his work in Litigation – Insurance and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. This also his second time being named to The Best Lawyers in America. Pollock has significant experience in insurance and medical device litigation and serves as a trial lawyer with case experience in both state and federal court. His experience includes personal injury and property damage matters, representing insurance companies and individuals. He has dealt with cases involving toxic tort litigation, mold claims, products liability claims and other product defect litigation on the regional and national level. Additionally, he handles catastrophic permanent injury claims and complex workers’ compensation issues. Pollock also serves as chair of the firm’s Construction Law and Commercial Litigation groups.

Shaun J. Mumford, Esq. is recognized for his work in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants for the second time. Mumford is an experienced attorney concentrating his practice in healthcare litigation matters, including the defense of medical device and medical professional negligence claims. He has successfully defended hospitals, health systems, physician practices and medical professionals at both trials and arbitrations throughout Pennsylvania. Mumford has also been previously recognized as a Local Legal Leader in 2016.

Erik H. Hume, Esq. is recognized for his work in Real Estate Law. He has been recognized three times by The Best Lawyers in America. Hume, who is chair of the firm’s Real Estate group, advises clients through all aspects of real estate transactions and development. He regularly handles commercial and residential real estate transactions, land development, commercial loan origination and counseling of clients on condominium and planned community matters. He is the current chair for Real Property in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. In 2020, Hume became the successor author for Pennsylvania Community Association Law & Practice, the leading treatise on condominiums, cooperatives, planned communities and homeowners’ associations in Pennsylvania.

Barry A. Solodky, Esq. is recognized for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy. He previously served 33 years as a court-appointed Chapter 7 trustee providing independent oversight for bankruptcy cases and as counsel for other fellow trustees. He brings four decades of experience in all aspects of debt settlement and bankruptcy law. Solodky has a reputation for providing timely and practical advice to protect his clients’ interests, preserve value, minimize risk of loss and maximize recovery.

William C. Costopoulos, Esq. is recognized for Criminal Defense: General Practice and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Costopoulos is considered one of the top criminal defense lawyers on the East Coast and has handled many high-profile cases throughout his career. As a member of the White Collar Defense team, he represents clients in matters related to institutional and individual criminal investigations. Costopoulos has made the Criminal Defense list for The Best Lawyers in America since its inception in 1983.

Steven D. Costello, Esq. was also recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in Medical Malpractice – Defendant and Professional Malpractice – Defendant, in addition to his recognition as “Lawyer of the Year.”

Saxton & Stump’s strategic growth outlook

With 124 professionals, including 67 attorneys, the firm continues to grow and based on their strategic plan for 2021, will continue to expand its current team of lawyers and professionals, focusing on bringing additional resources to support client needs.

Saxton & Stump provides solutions for complex legal issues and partners with clients to create a roadmap for their success. The firm is committed to empowering clients by delivering five-star service and results-focused advice.

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