18 Burns White attorneys named to Prestigious Super Lawyers/Rising Stars lists

Eighteen Burns White attorneys in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and New Jersey were named to recently announced 2018 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
  • Joseph A. Macerelli, Member, practice areas: medical malpractice, professional liability litigation, personal injury, insurance, and products liability defense
  • 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

Additionally, two Burns White Members, David H. Dille and David R. Johnson, are ranked among the Top 50 Super Lawyers in the Pittsburgh region. Mr. Dille focuses his legal practice on workers’ compensation matters, and Mr. Johnson on medical malpractice, healthcare litigation, and general litigation cases.

Philadelphia

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

The Rising Stars rating is a distinction given to no more than 2.5 percent of the top up-and-coming attorneys in each 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 transactions
  • Ashley L. Griffin, Member, practice areas: healthcare and long-term care litigation
  • Patrick M. Horvat, Member, 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
  • Daniel J. Margonari, Member, practice areas: healthcare and long-term care litigation
  • Matthew A. Meyers, Member, 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, Member, practice areas: family law and collaborative law

Philadelphia

  • Courtney C. Barbacane, Of Counsel, practice areas: medical malpractice litigation, nursing neglect, and professional liability litigation
  • Andrew J. Fuga, Member, practice areas: professional and general liability, construction

New Jersey

  • Ahsan A. Jafry, Member, practice areas: healthcare and long-term care defense, medical malpractice defense

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
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