Saxton & Stump continues Harrisburg office expansion with three additional attorneys, launches Trucking and Commercial Transportation practice

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 16, 2020 — Saxton & Stump announced that three attorneys have joined its growing Harrisburg office: Michael T. Traxler, Esq., Lane E. Brody, Esq. and Kimberly A. Selemba, Esq. In addition, the firm has launched a practice focused on serving the Trucking and Commercial Transportation industry. The team represents motor carriers, insurance carriers, shippers, freight forwarders, owner operators, railroads, intermodal carriers and transportation brokers on transactions, litigation, regulatory compliance, labor and employment and accident investigations.

“We are listening to our clients as they reinvent themselves, reevaluate their strategic goals and develop new roadmaps for success,” said James W. Saxton, CEO. “One example is the trucking and commercial transportation industry which is essential and the backbone for many other major industries. Saxton & Stump is honored to partner with those businesses and provide them with the experience they need to handle the unique circumstances they face.”

Traxler is a shareholder and Chair of Saxton & Stump’s Trucking and Commercial Transportation Group and a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Construction Law groups. He is a dynamic litigator with nearly 20 years of experience serving the legal needs of businesses in the trucking and construction industries. Before joining Saxton & Stump, Traxler was a shareholder for Harrisburg-based Reager and Adler. Prior to that, he was a litigator for nine years in the Harrisburg office of a prominent Philadelphia insurance defense firm. Traxler received his J.D. from Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and his B.S. in pre-law from Penn State.

Brody is Senior Counsel in Saxton & Stump’s Trucking and Commercial Transportation Group and is also a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group. For 15 years, he has concentrated his practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicles and their insurers as well as a variety of clients in civil litigation matters including general liability and subrogation. Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, Brody was an attorney with Harrisburg-based Reager and Adler where he worked with Traxler for nearly four years. Prior to that, he worked for several large Philadelphia law firms. Brody received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law and his B.A. in criminal justice from the University of Delaware.

Selemba is an experienced litigator and an established Liquor Licensing and Alcohol Law attorney. She is also a member of the firm’s Trucking and Commercial Transportation and Senior Care groups. As part of her alcohol law practice, Selemba assists beverage retailers, distributors, restaurants, hotels, bars, private clubs, music and entertainment venues, breweries, wineries and distilleries on licensing, permits and compliance as well as enforcement actions and claims resolution. Prior to joining Saxton & Stump, Selemba practiced for 15 years as an attorney with McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC. She is well-known for her community involvement and currently serves as a board member for Leadership Harrisburg, a nonprofit organization dedicated to servant leadership and community service. Selemba received her J.D. from Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and her B.A. from Dickinson College.

Saxton & Stump’s strategic growth outlook

Saxton & Stump has added nine attorneys and six  professionals already this year and formed four new practice areas in Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights, Information Privacy and Cybersecurity, Regulatory and Government Affairs and Trucking and Commercial Transportation. Based on their strategic plan for 2020, the firm plans to continue to expand its current team of lawyers and professionals, focusing on bringing additional resources to support client needs.

“Our focus remains on our clients and as their businesses grow, we continually adapt our strategic plan to grow with them,” said Saxton. “We plan to add seven to 10 more attorneys this year who are client-focused, innovative and leaders in their fields.”

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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