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Tag Archives: 2022 Law and Lobby Power 30

Dennis Walsh

Dennis Walsh President Bravo Group Government Relations Mixing “sound judgment, deep political relationships and strategic thinking to deliver results,” Walsh has been involved in shaping Pennsylvania legislative policy for more than four decades, according to his online bio. During his tenure as legislative secretary to former Gov. Tom Ridge, he served as lead strategist and ...

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Rhodia Thomas

Rhodia Thomas Executive Director MidPenn Legal Services “My primary duties include leading, oversight and management of an 18-county nonprofit legal aid organization, with a mission of providing civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault,” Thomas said in a Power 30 profile last year. Executive director at MidPenn since ...

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James W. Saxton

James W. Saxton CEO Saxton & Stump Lawyers and Consultants CEO of Saxton & Stump since 2015, he has been involved in law firm leadership for more than 20 years. His role is to develop the strategic vision, ensuring that the firm of lawyers and consultants reaches its long- and short-term goals. Saxton works closely ...

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Stanley Rapp

Stanley Rapp Senior Partner Greenlee Partners As senior partner, a position he’s held since 1985, Rapp manages the direction and vision of the firm. His online bio called him “one of the most recognizable figures in Pennsylvania politics – an iconic figure in Harrisburg, and omnipresent in the Capitol halls.” Early in his career, he served as chief ...

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Brian W. Perry

Brian W. Perry Shareholder Tucker Arensberg Attorneys Perry joined Tucker Arensberg in 2020, after closing the law firm he owned and managed for 25 years. A graduate of New England Law | Boston, he represents individuals and corporations in criminal matters. Perry said he developed a love of being in the courtroom after working in the Bradford County Domestic Relations office while a high ...

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Spencer G. Nauman Jr.

Spencer G. Nauman Jr. Senior Partner Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall LP “I clerked for my father at Nauman Smith during the summer before becoming a lawyer,” he said. “I found the problems … interesting and the people to be excellent. It was my pursuit from the very beginning.” Nauman is a member of the ...

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Carson B. Morris

Carson B. Morris Senior Counsel Saxton & Stump Lawyers and Consultants Morris joined Saxton & Stump last year after four years as a Pennsylvania deputy attorney general. He advises clients on matters ranging from criminal defense representation to civil and administrative investigations. Previously, he was a trial and appellate attorney in Philadelphia with a focus in white collar criminal and regulatory defense in federal and state courts. “I chose ...

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Kathryn “Katie” Mason

Kathryn “Katie” Mason Partner JSDC Law Offices Mason joined JSDC Law Offices after working as an attorney at Elliott Greenleaf and Stevens & Lee.  Her general law practice has an emphasis on regulatory and transactional matters, including business transactions, banking, workout and foreclosure, real estate, commercial litigation, municipal law, funeral law and bankruptcy. “Although probably not meant to be a compliment ...

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John F. Malady

John F. Malady Founding Partner Malady & Wooten Inc. Prior to starting Malady & Wooten lobbying firm with Rick Wooten in 1999, Malady had years of experience as a managing partner in one of the nation’s largest government relations firms, his online bio said. He has represented clients on issues from health care, social services, ...

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Jeffrey D. Lobach

Jeffrey D. Lobach Managing Partner Barley Snyder Lobach has been with Barley Snyder for more than 30 years, and is in his ninth year as managing partner. In late 2021, the firm’s partnership voted to retain him as managing partner for two more years, which will make Lobach the longest-serving attorney in that capacity in ...

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Laura Jan Kuller

Laura Jan Kuller Attorney and Owner Pursuit Advocacy Kuller, who opened Pursuit Advocacy in 2022, worked in the Pennsylvania General Assembly for more than a dozen years in leadership staff positions, as the House majority leader’s chief of staff and deputy counsel and policy counsel for the speaker/minority leader, according to her LinkedIn profile. Kuller also ...

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Colleen M. Kopp

Colleen M. Kopp Senior Vice President  Wojdak Government Relations Kopp joined the firm’s lobbying practice as senior associate in April 2012 and has nearly 20 years of state government and public policy experience, according to her online bio. She began her career in the state House of Representatives working for the Democratic whip, advancing to ...

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Steven J. Koehler

Steven J. Koehler Counsel Stock and Leader Attorneys at Law At the firm, Koehler counsels individuals, family businesses and multinational corporations in transactional matters and as well as business, real estate and contractual issues. The York native, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, has been practicing in the midstate since 1983. “The essence of any profession is the application of the ...

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Melissa L. Kelso

Melissa L. Kelso Managing Attorney Kelso Law LLC Kelso opened her firm in May 2016. In addition to managing the office, which is in Carlisle, she practices full time in the areas of real estate, municipal, business and estate planning. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Law School. As with other industries, technological advances in the ...

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Christian Johnson

Christian Johnson Commonwealth Professor of Law and Business Advising Widener University Commonwealth Law School “Society entrusts the resolution of its most difficult and important problems to lawyers,” said Johnson, a former dean of the law school. An individual with marital or child custody issues consults a lawyer. If someone wants to sell a business, “a ...

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