LANCASTER, Pa., November 4, 2021 — Attorney Sara Lynn Petrosky has joined Saxton & Stump as Senior Counsel, adding another resource for the firm’s Healthcare Litigation and Mitigation clients. The hire highlights a period of marked growth for the Pennsylvania-based firm. Over the past four months, the firm has added ten attorneys, opened an out-of-state office in Charleston, S.C. and expanded their offices in Malvern, Pa. and Harrisburg, Pa. Petrosky, who has more than 30 years of experience representing healthcare clients in the greater Philadelphia area, will join the firm’s well-respected Healthcare Litigation and Mitigation team. Four other attorneys have joined the firm in the past month, including attorneys Jacqueline Egan, Eli Lachenman, Cailly Simpson and Lance Greene.
“Our growth this year positions us well for the next phase of our long-term strategic plan,” said Saxton & Stump CEO James W. Saxton. “We are excited to bring additional depth, breadth and innovation to our clients as we continue to expand.”
Petrosky has spent over 30 years representing doctors, hospitals and other medical facilities and practitioners. Twenty-five of those years were at Philadelphia-based medical defense firm, McCann Law, focusing on representing the medical community in addition to handling product liability matters. She began her career with Pepper Hamilton & Scheetz (now Troutman Pepper) and also practiced at Morgan Lewis & Bockius. She served on the State Board of Medicine and also has a track record of public service. Petrosky was previously the executive director for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Volunteers for Indigent Program that provides legal services to underserved communities.
She has also served for 12 years on the Board of Commissioners of Nether Providence Township, Delaware County, including six years as President of the Board. Petrosky also served on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession, the Board of Family and Community Services of Delaware County, and the Delaware County Open Space Committee. Being passionate about animals, she served four years on the Board of Directors of the Lancaster Farm Sanctuary which rescues farmed animals and provides them sanctuary. She received her J.D. cum laude from Temple University’s School of Law and her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Messiah College.
A growing litigation team
The team continues to grow, recently welcoming associate attorney Cailly A. Simpson in Malvern, who is also a registered nurse. She previously practiced as a nurse at NYU Langone Health in New York City and University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Simpson received her J.D. from Rutgers Law School and her BSN cum laude from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. They have also added former assistant district attorney (ADA) in the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office Lance D. Greene, Esq. Greene earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Massachusetts.
The firm’s newest office location in Charleston, S.C. has also been growing, adding Senior Counsel Jacqueline Egan and associate attorney Eli Lachenman. Egan and Lachenman both earned their J.D. from The Charleston School of Law. They practice under the name Spitz & Neville and handle a variety of business, commercial, real estate, liability and litigation matters.
Comprehensive and innovative approach to legal defense
Saxton & Stump’s robust litigation team already includes some of the most highly regarded industry professionals and attorneys in the country. Saxton & Stump was named in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as a Tier 1 firm in Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants in Philadelphia and attorney Steven D. Costello was recently named “Attorney of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Medical Malpractice – Defendant in Philadelphia.
All of Saxton & Stump’s litigators are supported by the firm’s in-house trial technology team as well as insights from Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel (Ret.), former Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Hon. Robert A. Graci (Ret.), former Pennsylvania Superior Court judge and retired Chief Counsel to the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania. The team of trial technology professionals is spearheaded by Jack R. Lynch who has more than 10 years of experience in trial technology, pre-trial and trial consulting, war room and case team logistics as well as e-discovery. Together, the firm’s attorneys and professionals have successfully handled hundreds of cases and a wide range of matters.
Saxton & Stump’s strategic growth outlook
With 130 professionals, including 73 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. The firm represents clients across nearly all industries and provides a wide range of legal and consulting services, including healthcare litigation and risk mitigation, labor and employment, insurance coverage and bad faith matters, construction litigation, commercial litigation, estate planning, intellectual property, internal investigations, real estate, intellectual property and business law.