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Slatington's Steckel and Stopp law firm celebrating 65 years

Published September 22. 2012 09:01AM

The Law Offices of Steckel and Stopp is celebrating 65 years of business.

A graduate of Dickinson College, and Dickinson School of Law, attorney William A. Steckel established his "neighborhood" law practice in his hometown of Slatington, with his office located on Main Street, as it is to this date.

Attorney Steckel's affiliation with the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court of the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as a dedication to his clients contributed to the firm's growth and the eventual addition of then junior partner, now senior partner, attorney Charles W. Stopp.

The Law Firm of Steckel and Stopp was established in 1977. After entering the political arena Steckel was elected to six terms in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He also served as president of the Lehigh County Bar Association, a member of the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and as President of the Slatington Bank and Trust Company (which through various mergers is now part of the Wells Fargo Banking System).

Throughout the years, the firm's clientele has grown to include townships, school districts, local and regional financial institutions, boroughs and municipal authorities and the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. Steckel and Stopp, while regularly serving business and professional clients in the financial and estate planning areas, has always prided itself on the extensive generational representation of families.

In order to more effectively serve clients, two satellite offices were established along with an affiliated office in Northampton. Since the Firm has extensive experience in Estate Administration practice, a satellite office located at the Slatington Borough Hall Complex, South Walnut Street, Slatington, was opened.

The Firm's title insurance company, Lehigh Settlement Services, which has operated since 1988 serves the greater Lehigh Valley, including Northampton County along with Berks, Carbon, Monroe and Schuylkill counties.

The Parkland office located along Route 309, Schnecksville, serves clients generally located in the mid and southern Lehigh Valley areas.

Although attorney Steckel is deceased, Partners Charles W. Stopp and Charles A. Waters take pride in the staff whose efforts and expert knowledge have maintained the practice continuously for 65 years.

The Firm's profile is presented on its website at

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