Pennsylvania-based law firm Saxton & Stump introduced its Attorney and Judicial Ethics and Discipline practice this week, led by retired Superior Court Judge Robert A. Graci, former Chief Counsel to the Judicial Conduct Board of Pennsylvania. The team of attorneys provides counsel to judges, lawyers and law firms on disciplinary, professional responsibility and business matters.
“I’m thrilled to combine my experience with Judge Stengel’s, along with that of a number of knowledgeable attorneys at Saxton & Stump, to launch the practice area,” said Graci. “We see a need for this type of service in the legal and judicial communities and the opportunity to use our skills and provide advice and counsel for these sensitive and critical matters.”
Saxton & Stump’s attorneys will act as a resource for judges, attorneys, corporate general counsel and law firms and are experienced with consulting on matters pertaining to Pennsylvania’s Code of Judicial Conduct and Rules of Professional Responsibility. When responding to allegations of misconduct or ethical violations, the team will assist lawyers and law firms to navigate the discipline system and work towards a favorable resolution. In addition, they will provide counsel to judges at the local, state and federal levels on ethics and disciplinary issues.
“The addition of Attorney and Judicial Ethics and Discipline services is a natural extension of our practice,” said CEO James W. Saxton. “Having an established leader in this complex area, like Judge Graci, makes this a perfect fit for our growing law firm.”
Continued Growth for the Law Firm
Saxton & Stump has added 14 attorneys in addition to 10 business professionals and five major practice areas since January. The addition of the Attorney and Judicial Ethics and Discipline practice aligns with the firm’s aggressive and targeted strategic plan for 2019. Saxton & Stump also continues to grow its geographic footprint. In the third quarter, the firm’s Harrisburg office tripled in size and the Lancaster office expanded by about 30 percent. Construction has recently begun to double the size of the Malvern location.
Saxton & Stump is a full-service law firm serving individuals and businesses by providing legal and consulting services. The firm’s professionals apply strategic solutions and provide problem-solving support to help clients navigate legal issues and thrive in an increasingly complex world.