Attorney Doug Marcello and team merges commercial trucking law firm into Saxton & Stump

HARRISBURG, Pa., August 15, 2022 — Saxton & Stump has welcomed Marcello & Kivisto, a firm focused on serving the trucking and transportation industry. Attorneys Douglas B. Marcello, Alyssa A. Adams and Tiffany M. Peters, as well as paralegal Lori A. Arnsparger, are joining Saxton & Stump’s trucking and commercial transportation group in the Harrisburg office. Marcello will be an equity shareholder at Saxton & Stump. Adams and Peters will be associates.

“We’re very excited to welcome Doug and his team, as we continue to develop our established practice areas, many of which are serving national and international clients,” Saxton & Stump CEO James W. Saxton said. “Doug, Alyssa, Tiffany and Lori all have a tremendous commitment to their clients that fits so well with our trucking and commercial transportation team here, led by Mike Traxler.”

Marcello has represented the interests of the trucking industry for decades, beginning as a trucking defense attorney at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP before co-founding his firm in 2005. A graduate of the Dickinson School of Law, Marcello is immersed in the trucking industry, earning his commercial driver’s license (CDL). Marcello is the lone attorney on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association and has taken on various leadership roles during his time on the board and as a member of the association. He also is a member of several other state trucking associations and the American Trucking Association Safety Council. In 2018, ATA awarded Marcello the Leadership Award for his work on the safety council. He is an active speaker, writer and advocate for the trucking industry nationwide.

“Being part of Saxton & Stump was an easy choice for us. Their dedication to the industry, client-centric culture and infrastructure make it a perfect fit,” Marcello said. “We’re happy to have access to a team that will help us focus even more on our clients.”

Adams brings more than 10 years of experience as an attorney to the firm. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Widener University School of Law and a summa cum laude graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Peters also received her law degree from the Widener University School of Law. She previously was an associate at a Harrisburg-based personal injury firm.

Saxton & Stump’s Trucking and Commercial Transportation group is chaired by Michael T. Traxler and includes Senior Counsel Lane E. Brody, who brings nearly 20 years of experience, and Kimberly A. Selemba, an experienced commercial litigator. The addition of the three attorneys will double the group at a time when the region has seen a rise in major retailers investing in warehouse and logistics centers throughout central Pennsylvania. The investment highlights the importance of the services the team handles for clients from defending accident claims to assisting with labor and employment concerns, risk mitigation, and mergers acquisitions, all of which support one of the most important industries in the region and for commerce across the country.

Saxton & Stump’s strategic growth outlook

The firm was named the fastest growing law firm in Pennsylvania by The Legal Intelligencer, having added 53 professionals in 2021, including 22 attorneys. Overall, Saxton & Stump has grown to a team of more than 150 professionals, including 90 attorneys. The firm has added new services and established groups dedicated to criminal defense and environmental, workplace safety and utilities. In addition to bolstering their infrastructure, they have also grown key existing practice areas such as healthcare, senior care, real estate, government affairs and trusts and estates.

The firm continues to grow based on their strategic plan for 2022 and 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.