Shippensburg University is pleased to present James Saxton as this year’s spring undergraduate commencement speaker scheduled for May 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Seth Grove Stadium.

Before earning his law degree, Saxton received a Bachelor of Arts from Shippensburg University and is now the chief executive officer of Saxton & Stump, a renowned full-service law firm providing legal and consulting services to businesses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and South Carolina. Saxton & Stump provides a “multi-disciplinary approach”, offering a wide range of strategic, creative and solution-based services across various industries.

Saxton’s career spans over three decades, primarily within healthcare litigation. His leadership and strategy have led to an impressive 300 percent growth in revenue, and expansion of the team, services and geographic footprint.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Saxton is involved in the community and philanthropy. To name a few of his many accolades, in 2017, he was certified as a member of the Lawyers of Distinction, an honor limited to the top 10 percent of attorneys in the United States. He has also received numerous awards, including the Excellence in Philanthropy Award presented by Lancaster General Health Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He also was named to the Best Lawyers in America for the last eight years and to Super Lawyers for the past twelve years.

As a nationally recognized speaker on healthcare issues, Saxton has a lot of experience speaking behind the podium. His extensive and honorable background gives graduates, faculty, staff, and guests an abundance of knowledge to look forward to as they come together to celebrate the achievements of Ship’s 2024 graduating class.