Saxton & Stump adds to growing Healthcare Litigation Group leadership team

LANCASTER, Pa., October 16, 2023 Saxton & Stump continues to grow its significant healthcare litigation practice. To that end, it’s adding Shareholder Shaun Mumford who together with Steven Costello and Chad Goebel III will chair the group which has roots dating back 40 years in representing hospitals, doctors, and retirement communities across Pennsylvania and beyond.

“This has always been a strong part of our practice and we will continue to innovate and provide tremendous value to our healthcare clients,” Saxton & Stump CEO James W. Saxton said. “Shaun will add to our already existing leaders, Steven D. Costello and Chad Goebel III as we continue to strategically grow this practice area.”

With more than 40 attorneys, paralegals, and physician and nurse consultants the Healthcare Litigation Group has decades of experience litigating complex state and federal cases on behalf of clients in the healthcare industry. The group defends healthcare clients facing lawsuits and investigations involving medical professional liability, professional licensure issues and medical board complaints, medical staff issues, labor disputes, environmental issues, employment matters, white-collar crimes, medical record management, and many other legal issues.

Goebel is an experienced trial lawyer and has successfully litigated in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, business disputes, contract actions, intellectual property actions, and other matters.

Costello has nearly 40 years of experience in professional malpractice litigation, as well as business litigation and medical device litigation. He has received more than 150 successful defense verdicts in jury trials in his career where he has represented Fortune 500 companies, major hospitals, healthcare systems, and insurance companies. Best Lawyers in America twice named him “Lawyer of the Year” in 2022 and 2024 in the Medical Malpractice – Defendants area, and he’s been named to the list every year since 2017.

Mumford’s practice includes the defense of medical devices and medical professional negligence claims. He has successfully defended hospitals, health systems, physicians’ practices, and medical professionals throughout Pennsylvania. He has been named to the Best Lawyers in America list since 2021 and in 2023 the organization named him “Lawyer of the Year” in Medical Malpractice – Defendants.

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, including more than 105 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.