15 Burns White attorneys receive Best Lawyers in America recognition

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 15, 2016 — 15 attorneys from Burns White’s Pittsburgh office were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017. In addition, two attorneys were named the Best Lawyers’ 2017 “Lawyer of the Year” for their respective practice areas.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® is based on a peer-review survey where more than 52,000 attorneys cast nearly 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas and geographic locations.
The firm’s honorees, which have practices spanning commercial litigation, construction litigation, insurance litigation, legal malpractice defense, media law, medical malpractice defense, Medicare compliance, railroad law and workers’ compensation defense include:

  • Lawrence J. Baldasare, Member, for Workers’ Compensation Law — Employers
  • John A. Bass, Member, for Medical Malpractice Law — Defendant
  • Stuart W. Benson III, Member, for Workers’ Compensation Law — Employers
  • Michael W. Burns, Of Counsel, Commercial Litigation, Litigation — Labor and Employment, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Defendants — Defendants, Media Law, Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants and Railroad Law; also named the 2017 Pittsburgh Media Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • David A. Damico, Executive Committee Member, for Railroad Law; also named the 2017 Pittsburgh Railroad Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Robert E. Dapper, Jr. Member, for Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation — Defendants
  • David H. Dille, Member, for Workers’ Compensation Law — Employers
  • Daniel B. Donahoe, Member, for Railroad Law
  • Brian S. Kane, Member, for Litigation — Construction and Litigation — Insurance
  • T.H. Lyda, Executive Committee Member, for Railroad Law
  • Joseph A. Macerelli, Member, for Medical Malpractice Law — Defendants
  • Patrick L. Mechas, Member, for Medical Malpractice Law — Defendants
  • D. Scott Newman, Executive Committee Member, for Workers’ Compensation Law — Employers
  • James R. Schadel, Member, Legal Malpractice Law — Defendants
  • Travis W. Smith, Member, Workers’ Compensation Law — Employers (Medicare Compliance)
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