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Elected and appointed

Widener University Commonwealth Law School associate professor Tonya M. Evans is set to join the law school’s senior leadership team as associate dean of inclusion and equity.

Evans’ new role includes overseeing the law school’s implementation of its strategic plan, practices and policies related to diversity, inclusion and equity in the classroom and legal profession.

Evans, who joined the faculty in 2007 and received tenure in 2014, is faculty adviser for the Widener Law Journal.


Christopher D. Stofko of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote was named to the firm’s executive committee.

Stofko is co-chair of the firm’s toxic tort practice group.

He concentrates his practice in the areas of toxic tort law, medical malpractice, insurance defense and products liability law.

Stofko represents several companies nationally in toxic tort/products liability lawsuits and has litigated such cases in both federal and state courts.


Barley Snyder partner Joshua Schwartz was named to the Fulton Theatre board of trustees.

Schwartz is a partner in Barley Snyder’s employment group and the head of the firm’s workers’ compensation practice.

Schwartz represents public and private employers in litigation matters, administrative agency investigations and labor arbitrations.

He also counsels employers on issues related to injured workers, employee discipline and termination, workplace harassment, wage-and-hour compliance, medical leaves of absence and labor relations.


The business advisory group of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin are set to host “Oktoberfest”—an evening of networking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres—on Oct. 17 at the Montgomery County Community College Fine Arts Center Gallery.

Bob Hart, general manager of the King of Prussia Mall, is set to be the special guest speaker to discuss the new collection of luxury retailers, upscale dining options and exclusive first-to-market retailers at one of the nation’s largest retail destinations—King of Prussia Mall.


Timoney Knox expanded its education law practice.

The expanded practice focuses on supporting parents and children in securing appropriate educational programs and placement for children with disabilities in public schools and ensuring the protection of the rights of all students in schools.

The education law department consists of Scott H. Wolpert and Christine M. Gordon.

Gordon counsels clients on issues arising under various state and federal laws and regulations, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Wolpert’s practice focuses in the areas of school and special education, employment and wage-and-hour law.

Gordon focuses her practice on special education law, civil rights litigation and employment law.