Burns White welcomes The Honorable Ronald W. Folino to its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Practice effective March 1, 2018. Judge Folino joins Burns White’s team of court-qualified mediators, early neutral evaluators, and arbitrators who have extensive experience conducting broad-based litigation throughout the United States.
“Judge Folino brings a high-level of depth, knowledge, and understanding to our growing Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice,” said David White, Burns White Executive Committee Member. “For more than two decades, he has worked tirelessly in our judicial system with honesty and integrity, and we are extremely pleased to welcome him to Burns White.”
Judge Folino served as a trial judge for more than 24 years on the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County. In his years on the bench, Judge Folino presided over hundreds of trials and settlement conferences in a wide array of categories, including: medical malpractice, employment discrimination, personal injury, products liability, intellectual property, commercial construction, breach of contract, fraud, defamation, and many more. Most recently, Judge Folino served as Administrative Judge of the civil division where he oversaw all aspects of the court, including the Commerce and Complex Court, the Arbitration Court, the Trial Court, and the Board of Viewers. In addition, Judge Folino presided as the Calendar Control judge, hearing motions for every case listed on a published trial list.
“After 24 years on the bench, I am excited to be moving into private practice—continuing to provide sound legal counsel, and to use the knowledge I have gained from my years of service to make a positive impact,” noted Judge Folino. “Burns White has an excellent reputation, and the firm’s ADR practice is widely recognized among the best in the region. I am very happy to contribute to its ongoing success.”