Seth Mendelsohn added to Insurance Group, will enhance services for insurance companies

LANCASTER, Pa., July 19, 2023 — Saxton & Stump’s Insurance Group continues to grow as it has added senior counsel Seth Mendelsohn, who is a former deputy commissioner with the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance. Mendelsohn worked with the department from 2015 to 2019, establishing an extensive network of insurance professionals and overseeing more than 200 professionals and a $35 million annual budget. He also directly managed his department’s Bureau of Property and Casualty Insurance and its Bureau of Life, Accident and Health Insurance. He then moved on to become the executive director of the Pennsylvania Utility Commission until his 2023 arrival at Saxton & Stump. Adding Mendelsohn will allow the group to work with insurance companies to handle state and federal regulation, compliance and licensure.

“Our Insurance team is built to handle both day-to-day regulatory matters and the unique complexities of disputes, litigation or enforcement actions,” Saxton & Stump Insurance Group Chair Michael T. Traxler said. “Bringing Seth into the group to work with insurance companies throughout the state and beyond expands our capability to do that at a high level in Pennsylvania.”

This is the second time in as many years the Insurance Group has witnessed significant growth. In 2022, the firm named Michael T. Traxler the group’s chair and added eight Saxton & Stump professionals to the group to add resources and services. The additional members had extensive experience representing businesses in issues of insurance – both on the side of insurance companies and insured businesses.

Attorneys in the Insurance Group regularly counsel clients in a multitude of industries on questions of insurance coverage and litigate these matters in state and federal court. Our attorneys have extensive experience counseling clients on an array of coverage issues spanning virtually all lines of commercial and professional lines of insurance. The group works with businesses in all industries, including construction, healthcare, real estate, trucking and transportation.

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 175 professionals, including more than 100 attorneys. Recently, the firm has added established groups dedicated to education, public finance, franchising 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.