James W. Saxton, Esq.
Saxton & Stump
Saxton’s role is developing the strategic vision, so it all fits together and the firm reaches both its long- and short-term goals. He works closely with managers and department chairs to then execute that strategy while maintaining the firm’s business discipline. Further, he works to instill a critically important culture of creativity and innovation.
He has been involved in law firm leadership, in various positions, for over 20 years. Saxton has been the CEO of Saxton & Stump since 2015.
He said creating the firm was a true joy. “My longtime law partner and friend Chris Stump and many of our colleagues started this firm with friendship, great chemistry and mutual respect. It is very rewarding to see it more than triple in six years while preserving that desired culture of excellence, collaboration and client-centric service,” Saxton said.
He shared some life lessons. Hard work really does pay off. It is tedious – progress is often incremental, but it’s remarkable what you can accomplish by working hard towards a goal you truly care about. Be bold. Dream (which is the fun part) but remember that execution makes it a reality. The dreams you don’t try never happen.
“Spending time with my wonderful wife Sally as well as our 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren is a real blessing. A great day is winning a few games on the tennis court against the much better player-Sally! Fitness is fun for us and extraordinarily important to keep up a busy schedule,” Saxton said.
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