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Tag Archives: Law Power List 2021

Christian Johnson

Christian Johnson Professor of Law Widener University Commonwealth Law School Commonwealth Professor of Business Advising and director of the Business Advising Program since 2020, Johnson was dean of the law school from 2015-2020. “I also speak regularly to regulators, universities and financial institutions about finance documentation across the globe including the Americas, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Australia and ...

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Melissa Kelso

Melissa Kelso Managing Attorney Kelso Law LLC Kelso opened her firm in May 2016.  “I practice law full time in the areas of real estate, municipal, business and estate planning, and manage our Carlisle office,” she said. “I often joke that I do paperwork for a living, but it is much more people-focused than it is paperwork-intensive.”  Kelso said ...

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Steven Koehler

Steven Koehler Counsel  Stock and Leader Koehler has been practicing law in the midstate region since 1983.  With Stock and Leader, Koehler counsels individuals, family businesses and multinational corporations in transactional matters and as well as business, real estate and contractual issues. “In addition, I have an immigration practice focusing on the needs of businesses and institutions in the manufacturing sector, hospitality industry, higher education, engineering and information technology,” he said.  ...

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Jeffrey Lobach

Jeffrey Lobach Managing Partner Barley Snyder Lobach said he devotes equal time to his roles as managing partner and practicing lawyer. As Barley Snyder managing partner, he is the firm’s CEO, responsible for strategic direction and all operations. He is also a transactional lawyer providing counsel to businesses, nonprofits and individuals. He enjoys both jobs. He ...

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Kathryn Mason

Kathryn Mason Partner JSDC Law Offices For eight years, Mason has been a member of JSDC Law Offices, after working as an attorney at Elliott Greenleaf and Stevens & Lee.  She is a general law practitioner with an emphasis on regulatory and transactional matters, including business transactions, banking, workout and foreclosure, real estate, commercial litigation, municipal law, funeral law and bankruptcy.  A ...

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Spencer Nauman

Spencer Nauman Senior Partner  Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall LP Nauman, senior partner for 20 years, officially joined the firm in September 1961. Prior to that, he clerked for his father, Spencer Nauman Sr., when he wasn’t working on the family farm. “He paid me in lunches!” Nauman said.  “As senior partner, I preside over partnership meetings and perform as a general partner,” he said. “I spearhead the Tax, Trusts ...

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Brian Perry

Brian Perry Shareholder  Tucker Arensberg Attorneys PC Perry joined Tucker Arensberg a year ago, after closing the law firm he owned and managed for 25 years. He represents individuals and corporations in criminal matters. “I am most proud of defending former Hummelstown Police Officer Lisa Mearkle in a Dauphin County case involving a charge of criminal homicide,” he said. Mearkle was acquitted by a jury. Perry also represented actor/comedian Bill Cosby on appeal, which was recently granted ...

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Stanley Rapp

Stanley Rapp Senior Partner Greenlee Partners Senior partner at the firm since 1985, Rapp manages the direction and vision of Greenlee Partners.  “I’m proud to have worked with many great team members and clients over the 36 years I’ve been in business,” he said. “The fact that we still have our first client speaks volumes.”  Asked what he does for enjoyment, ...

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Timothy Salvatore

Timothy Salvatore Attorney Katherman Briggs & Greenburg Salvatore joined KBG nearly two decades ago, according to his online bio, and likes getting to know his clients personally. His practice focuses on representing injured persons, their families and their estates in complex injury claims.   After law school, he clerked for the John Kennedy, York County Common Pleas judge. Salvatore also has represented veterans pro bono to ...

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James W. Saxton

James W. Saxton CEO Saxton & Stump Saxton’s role is developing the strategic vision for the firm and ensuring it reaches its long and short-term goals, while maintaining the firm’s business discipline and instilling its culture of creativity and innovation.  He has been involved in law firm leadership in various positions for more than 20 years and ...

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Josh Shapiro

Josh Shapiro Pennsylvania Attorney General “I lead the best public interest law firm in Pennsylvania as the people’s lawyer,” said Shapiro, the state’s attorney general for the past four years. “We represent victims of crime and abuse, defend individual rights, and hold the most powerful interests accountable to the law when they rip off or harm Pennsylvanians. Everything we ...

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David Sunday

David Sunday District Attorney  York County DA since January 2018, Sunday leads an office tasked with investigating and prosecuting approximately 10,000 criminal cases annually.  That office “is committed to vigorously asserting the rights of victims, while also firmly protecting the rights of the accused,” he said.  Sunday is also an appointed member of the Pennsylvania Sentencing Commission.  Outside of ...

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Rhodia Thomas

Rhodia Thomas Executive Director MidPenn Legal Services A legal aid advocate for three decades, Thomas has been in her current position for 18 years.  “My primary duties include leading, oversight and management of an 18-county nonprofit legal aid organization,” she said, “with a mission of providing civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence and ...

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