Charles W. Stopp, esquire, senior partner of the law firm of Steckel and Stopp in Slatington, was recently honored with the AV Preeminent Rating, a professional excellence award earned through a strenuous peer review rating process managed by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martindale-Hubbell.

Stopp is a practicing real estate, estate planning and estate attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Kutztown University and a Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania.

Stopp is a member of the Boy Scout Troop 66 Committee, Slatington Masonic Lodge #440, American Legion Service Officer, Kutztown University Decision Makers Forum & Scholarship Ball, (prior) and Kutztown University Business and Industry Volunteer; Kutztown University Advisory Committee (Fine Arts ): Kutztown University Foundation Board of Directors; Heritage Center, Beauchant Commandary Knights Templar, Slatington Royal Arch Chapter 292, Vernon Kern VFW Post, James West Society (Boy Scouts), and Scottish Rite Consistory (Valley of Allentown).

He's also active with Goodwill Fire Company (Germansville); Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society, Inc.; Weisenberg-Lowhill Historical Society, Inc.; Orchard View Swim Club; Vernon Kern VFW Post, Schnecksville; Lehigh County Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee; Lehigh County Bar Association Senior Lawyer Committee; Minsi Trails Boy Scouts Endowment member; Fluer-de-Leis Society; Charitable Giving Committee Boy Scouts of America; Union Lutheran Church Charitable Giving Seminar Presenter; Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Pro Bono Counsel; Participant and Lecturer for Lehigh County Bar Association Mentoring Program to assist younger attorneys, Minsi Trails Endowment Committee, Northern Valley District Boy Scouts Nominating Committee; and the Disciples Committee (endowment),e Union Evangelical Lutheran Congregation.