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.