LANCASTER, Pa., April 20, 2023 — Saxton & Stump is pleased to announce that attorney Megan Barracato has joined the firm’s growing roster of litigators in both the Healthcare Litigation Group and the Commercial Litigation Group. Barracato will be based out of the firm’s Malvern office and brings with her a diverse legal background as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. At Saxton & Stump, she will represent physicians, medical professionals, hospitals, healthcare organizations and healthcare facilities defending medical malpractice claims.
“Over the past year we have continued to significantly add to our litigation bench,” Saxton & Stump CEO James W. Saxton said. “Megan’s experience is an excellent fit for our growing practice in both healthcare and commercial litigation. She is highly regarded in the Philadelphia area and we are excited to welcome her to our team.”
Barracato has spent a half-decade representing physicians, medical professionals, hospitals, healthcare organizations and healthcare facilities in defense of medical malpractice claims. She started her career as an assistant district attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where she managed a caseload of more than 100 major felony violent crime cases and tried hundreds of felony bench trials and numerous felony jury trials to verdict. Before that, she interned at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office while an undergraduate at Temple University and again as a law student at Temple University Beasley School of Law. While in law school, Barracato was a member of Temple’s renowned National Trial Team and won several awards and scholarships, including the Green Scholarship for Excellence in Trial Advocacy and the Center for Forensic Economic Studies Excellence in Litigation Award.
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers has named Barracato to its “Rising Stars” list each year from 2019 to 2022.
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 over 100 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 2023 and will continue to expand its current team of lawyers and professionals, focusing on bringing additional resources to support client needs.
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