Attorney Michael Traxler named co-chair of the Commercial Litigation Group

LANCASTER, Pa., November 9, 2023 Saxton & Stump is pleased to announce that shareholder Michael T. Traxler has been named co-chair of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Group, joining shareholder Ronald H. Pollock.

“Our Commercial Litigation Group is one of our largest practice groups with a sophisticated and national client base,” Saxton & Stump CEO James W. Saxton said. “Mike is both an experienced litigator and a proven practice group leader. This practice will only continue to expand and provide value to our clients.”

Traxler is also the chair of the firm’s Trucking and Commercial Transportation Group and the firm’s Insurance Group. In his transportation practice, he advises motor carriers and insurance carriers to navigate the complexities involved with major accidents that occur throughout the country. He helps trucking companies, brokers, and shippers draft and negotiate transportation agreements and litigates disputes that arise out of those contracts.  He is also general counsel to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association. As chair of the insurance practice, he oversees a team of attorneys focusing on bad faith, coverage, and first-party claims involving commercial and professional lines of insurance.

Pollock is an experienced litigator with decades of experience in both state and federal court representing business owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and more. He is also the chair of the firm’s Construction Group. He has been named to the “Best Lawyers in America” list each year since 2021.

With more than 50 attorneys and paralegals, the Commercial Litigation Group has decades of trial experience and more than 400 jury trials combined including defending claims in front of state and federal courts. The group regularly represents business owners, corporate entities, and government agencies and works with clients on business-related claims such as contract disputes professional liability, labor and employment matters including class-action defense, mergers and acquisitions, insurance claims, intellectual property, employee benefits, and executive compensation, regulatory and governmental affairs, and environmental and workplace safety issues.

Saxton & Stump’s strategic growth outlook

The firm was named one of the fastest-growing law firms in Pennsylvania by The Legal Intelligencer in 2022. Overall, Saxton & Stump has grown to a team of more than 200 professionals, with nearly 110 attorneys. Recently, the firm has added established groups dedicated to education, public financefranchising licensing and distributioninvestigations and criminal defense and environmental, workplace safety and utilities.  

The firm continues to grow based on its strategic plan for 2023 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.