Capehart Scatchard Firm Tradition and History

In 1876, the law firm today known as Capehart Scatchard, was founded in Camden, New Jersey by Thomas French, a self-educated lawyer. Mr. French became affiliated with several other outstanding attorneys, which led in 1914 to the Firm of French, Richards & Bradley. Following Mr. French’s death in 1937, the Firm added Blaine Capehart and Grace Heritage Smith as partners, and ultimately the Firm was renamed to Richards, Capehart & Wood. In 1961, after the death of Samuel Richards and the appointment of Alexander “Sandy” Wood to a New Jersey Superior Court judgeship, Blaine Capehart and William Scatchard formed Capehart Scatchard.

More than one hundred thirty-five years later, we at Capehart Scatchard are proud of our rich heritage, which is both a source of confidence and a continuing ethical guide. We have earned and maintained our superb reputation for more than a century by providing our clients with quality legal services and by keeping a step ahead in areas of developing law. We anticipate our clients’ needs, keep apprised of legal developments and counsel preventative action to avoid trouble, now and later.

Our First 125 Years (historical booklet in PDF format)