A part of our culture is recognizing the legacy and impact of attorneys who are now retired. Though still friends of the firm, these former shareholders have moved on to their next chapter.

Head shot of Kathy Pape, Retired Saxton & Stump Shareholder

Kathy L. Pape seamlessly moved from leading one of the largest operating units of a national utility to co-chairing the Saxton & Stump Environmental, Workplace Safety and Utilities Group, where she provided sound business solutions and effective advocacy for her clients. She helped government entities find ways to partner with businesses to address community issues while helping businesses to understand and effectively navigate the complexities of government regulation. Before entering private practice, Kathy was head of American Water’s mid-Atlantic region which included Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland. She was also president of Pennsylvania American Water, where she used her legal, financial, business and governmental experience to balance customer service, reasonable rates, infrastructure replacement and community engagement. She proved instrumental in the passage of legislation that ensured water quality and quantity and water system sustainability for decades.

In the community, Kathy remains dedicated to several nonprofit organizations and community development organizations. She has chaired the Pennsylvania Business Counsel, the Foundation for Enhancing Communities, the Pennsylvania Western University Council of Trustees and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Water Companies. She is an active member of the boards of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Highmark Health, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Central PA Chapter) and the Hampden Township Industrial Development Authority.

Kathy retired January 1, 2024.


Portrait image of Christopher Stump

Christopher A. Stump spent decades representing hospitals, doctors and healthcare professionals in all areas of healthcare litigation, including malpractice defense, coverage issues, medical device litigation, product liability and risk management. Chris was one of the first shareholders at Saxton & Stump and the co-chair of the Healthcare Litigation team. Prior to Saxton & Stump, he was a shareholder in the Healthcare Litigation and Risk Management group at Stevens & Lee for 17 years. He also served at Barley Snyder, where he was originally recruited to join the firm by James Saxton. Prior to that, Chris served as a law clerk for the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith at the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia. Chris earned his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law and studied in Cambridge University, England for the summer semester. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration Albright College.

Chris has had a tremendous impact through volunteering his expertise with many organizations. He is on the National Leadership Council for World Vision, which provides extreme poverty relief and economic development in over 90 countries and is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the world. He also served several terms as Board Chair of Hospice and Community Care, where he first went on the Board of Directors in 1988. Stump also formerly served as Board Chair of Moravian Manor.

Chris Stump retired January 1, 2023.