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Saxton & Stump named “Best Law Firm” in 22 practice areas

Saxton & Stump has been named by the Best Lawyers as “Best Law Firm” in 22 different practice areas in three different metropolitan areas on its 2024 list. The recognition includes six “Tier 1” awards in the metropolitan areas of Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Charleston, S.C.. The annual Best Law Firms list is determined by peer review of attorneys in the corresponding regions and practice areas.  

On the 2022 list, Saxton & Stump was recognized in nine practices, increasing the current number by more than 144% in just two years. 

“Our growth on this list continues to mirror the growth of our firm which is methodical and strategic,” Saxton & Stump CEO James W. Saxton said. “In the last two years, we’ve added fifty-five attorneys, opened a new office in downtown Harrisburg and Philadelphia, expanded multiple offices, and doubled our Charleston, S.C., location. It’s an exciting time for us and it’s just starting.” 

Saxton & Stump received the following recognitions on the 2024 list: 

Tier 1, Charleston region: Commercial Litigation 

Tier 1, Harrisburg region: Litigation – Health Care, Litigation – Insurance, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 

Tier 1, Philadelphia region: Criminal Defense: White-Collar 

Tier 2, Charleston region: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation – Trusts and Estates 

Tier 2, Harrisburg region: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Real Estate Law 

Tier 2, Philadelphia region: Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants 

Tier 3, Charleston region: Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment 

Tier 3: Harrisburg region: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Criminal Defense – General Practice, Litigation – Bankruptcy 

Tier 3, Philadelphia region: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation — Patent 

In August 2023, Saxton & Stump placed 23 attorneys on the 2024 “The Best Lawyers in America” list, including Steven D. Costello being named “Lawyer of the Year” in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants in the Philadelphia metro area.  

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 nearly 110 attorneys. Recently, the firm has added established groups dedicated to education, public finance, franchising licensing and distribution, investigations and criminal defense and environmental, workplace safety and utilities.   

The firm continues to grow based on its strategic plan for 2024 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.