19 Burns White attorneys named to 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers/Rising Stars lists

PITTSBURGH, May 16, 2017 —Nineteen Burns White attorneys in offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia were named to the 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers/Rising Stars lists. These attorneys have been identified as being outstanding among their peers in the legal profession.

The Pennsylvania Super Lawyers rating is a distinction received by no more than five percent of attorneys practicing in the state. Burns White’s distinguished recipients for this year include:

Pittsburgh

  • John A. Bass, Member, practice areas: medical malpractice and long-term care litigation
  • Robert E. Dapper, Jr., Member, practice areas: insurance coverage and extracontractual litigation, commercial litigation, professional liability, and trucking litigation
  • David H. Dille, Member, practice area: workers’ compensation
  • Russell D. Giancola, Associate, practice areas: medical malpractice, long-term care litigation, professional liability litigation, and general liability litigation
  • Joseph A. Macerelli, Member, practice areas: medical malpractice, professional liability litigation, personal injury, insurance, and products liability defense
  • James R. Schadel, General Counsel and Member, practice areas: legal malpractice defense, professional liability defense, and general liability litigation
  • Patrick Sorek, Member, practice areas: commercial litigation and employment law
  • David B. White, Executive Committee Member, practice areas: commercial litigation, products liability litigation, professional malpractice litigation, financial institution litigation, employment litigation, and energy industry litigation

Philadelphia

  • Valerie H. Lieberman, Member, practice area: workers’ compensation
  • William J. Mundy, Executive Committee Member, Practice areas: medical malpractice, long-term care litigation, health care regulation, and litigation

The Pennsylvania Rising Stars rating is a distinction given to no more than 2.5 percent of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are either 40 years of age or younger, or who have been in practice for ten years or less. Our firm’s recipients include:

Pittsburgh

  • Matthew G. Brouse, Member, practice areas: energy litigation and transaction
  • Bryson F. Datt, Jr., Member, practice areas: trucking law, commercial litigation, business law, and insurance coverage and extracontractual litigation
  • Scott R. Eberle, Member, practice areas: legal malpractice defense, professional liability defense, attorney disciplinary defense, and general liability litigation
  • Patrick M. Horvat, Associate, practice areas: transportation, toxic tort litigation, and products liability litigation
  • Molly L. Kremer, Associate, practice areas: railroad litigation, occupational and toxic tort litigation, and products liability litigation
  • Matthew A. Meyers, Associate, practice areas: insurance litigation, insurance coverage and extracontractual litigation, commercial litigation, and trucking law
  • Stephanie Solomon, Member, practice areas: commercial litigation, products liability litigation, retail and hospitality, trucking law, and professional liability litigation
  • Dorothy C. Wolbert, Associate, practice areas: family law and collaborative law

Philadelphia

  • Courtney C. Barbacane, Of Counsel, practice areas: medical malpractice litigation, nursing neglect, and professional liability litigation

An annual rating service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division, inclusion on the Super Lawyers lists is based on a rigorous, patented selection process that consists of:

  • a statewide survey of lawyers in more than 70 practice areas,
  • independent research to identify outstanding lawyers,
  • evaluation of candidates based on 12 indicators of peer recognition,
  • a practice area panel review, and
  • a discipline check of each candidate

Burns White LLC is a full-service law firm that provides corporate and litigation counsel to clients operating across a broad spectrum of industries nationwide. Harnessing the collective skill of more than 140 attorneys, the law firm operates offices in Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

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