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25 Burns White attorneys named to 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers/Rising Stars lists

PITTSBURGH, May 13, 2016 — Twenty five Burns White attorneys in offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia were named to the 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers/Rising Stars lists.

The Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Ratings 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
  • Stuart W. Benson III, Member, practice area: workers’ compensation
  • David A. Damico, Executive Committee Member, practice areas: railroad defense, products liability/toxic tort litigation and occupational illness 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, 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, 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

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 old or younger, or in practice for ten years or less. The firm’s 2016 recipients include:

Pittsburgh

  • Matthew G. Brouse, Member, practice areas: energy litigation and transactional matters
  • 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
  • Christopher M. Jacobs, Member, practice areas: extracontractual insurance litigation, insurance coverage litigation and commercial litigation
  • Molly L. Kremer, Associate, 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
  • Tara B. Rodrigues, Associate, practice areas: long-term care/healthcare law, professional negligence, licensure issues, contract negotiation and products liability litigation
  • Stephanie Solomon, Associate, practice areas: commercial litigation, products liability litigation, retail and hospitality, trucking law and professional liability litigation
  • Douglas J. Stipanovich, Member, practice areas: general liability litigation, products liability litigation, professional liability litigation and commercial litigation
  • Dorothy C. Wolbert, Associate, practice areas: family law and collaborative law

Philadelphia

  • Courtney C. Barbacane, Associate, practice areas: medical malpractice litigation, nursing neglect and professional liability litigation
  • Joshua A. Brand, Associate, practice areas: employment law and commercial litigation
  • Joseph L. Gordon, Associate, practice areas: labor and employment law, commercial litigation and healthcare law

An annual rating service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division, the Super Lawyers list’s patented, multiphase selection process 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 panel review by practice area 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 130 attorneys, the law firm operates offices in Delaware, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.