Nauman Smith is pleased to announce that Joshua D. Bonn has been named partner of the firm. Josh first joined the firm in 2009 and is a trial attorney who represents clients in the railroad, automotive, media, insurance and financial industries. He also advises several mid-state municipalities and is the Solicitor for the Capital Tax Collection Bureau.
Josh has extensive experience representing municipalities, individuals and media entities in public records litigation under Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law (RTKL). He routinely briefs and argues open records appeals in the Office of Open Records (OOR), the Commonwealth Court, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Josh formerly served as an assistant district attorney in York County, Pennsylvania.
He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in 2004 and graduated magna cum laude in 2001 from Lock Haven University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Josh is a member of the Pennsylvania, Dauphin and Cumberland County Bar Associations as well as the James S. Bowman American Inn of Court. He is also a participant in Leadership Harrisburg’s 2016/17 Community Leadership Series.
Nauman Smith has also added a new associate. Tyler J. Eshelman has joined the firm’s Business and Employment Law, Municipal Law and Litigation practice groups. He concentrates his business practice on employment, land use and other legal issues impacting the firm’s clients.
Tyler is a lifelong Central Pennsylvania resident who graduated magna cum laude from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor’s degree in History. While there, Tyler led the school’s Mock Trial team and was the recipient of the James A. Finnegan Foundation Fellowship. Tyler graduated from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, where he was a member of the Woolsack Honor Society and a recipient of the Joseph Parker McKeehan Award and the Deans Merit Scholarship. During his time in law school, Tyler served as a Senior Editor of the Penn State Law Review and as a member of the National Trial Team, while also working part-time as a law clerk with a firm in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Tyler is a member of the Dauphin County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.
“Josh has served the firm and its clients with distinction for the past eight years, and we are very excited for his future contributions toward the firm’s success. Tyler has demonstrated an exceptional understanding of the law and has been able to hone his skills in and out of the classroom. We believe that the addition of Tyler as associate and elevation of Josh to partner will add depth to our growing practice,” said Craig J. Staudenmaier, Managing Partner.
In addition, Lisa Ketterer recently joined the firm as legal assistant to Craig Staudenmaier. She brings more than 20 years of experience as a legal assistant in a variety of practice areas. Lisa also serves as a notary public.
Dating back to 1871, Nauman Smith has built long standing relationships through successful service to its business clients in an ever-changing legal environment. The firm maintains an office at 200 North Third Street in Harrisburg.