Burns White and Dapper, Baldasare, Benson, Behling & Kane to merge

Oct 27, 2015 | News

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 27, 2015 — Burns White LLC announced today that all 11 attorneys and six support staff from Pittsburgh-based Dapper, Baldasare, Benson, Behling & Kane, PC will be joining its Pittsburgh office, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

The addition of the Dapper Baldasare attorneys will bring to Burns White two new practice offerings in the areas insurance coverage and extra contractual litigation, and trucking litigation. It will also further enhance the firm’s existing complex litigation, professional liability and workers’ compensation litigation practices.

“We look forward to welcoming the highly regarded attorneys and staff of Dapper Baldasare,” said Executive Committee Member David B. White. “As a strategic growth initiative, the blending of our two firms is a natural fit, offering us new ways to serve our clients while deepening our bench strength.”

For Dapper Baldasare, Burns White’s geographic footprint and wide-ranging experience in complex litigation was part of the appeal. “Burns White has talented litigators of varying experience levels practicing in locations like Eastern Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio which will be of great benefit to our team,” said Robert E. Dapper, Jr., a Founding Shareholder of Dapper Baldasare. “We are greatly anticipating working with our new firm and the increased service offerings we can provide to our clients.”

Nine partners, two associates and six legal support staff from Dapper Baldasare will be joining Burns White at its North Shore location. As announced previously, Burns White will be moving its corporate headquarters in spring 2017 to a newly constructed building at 3 Crossings in the Strip District. The merging of the two firms will result in Burns White having more than 86 attorneys in Pittsburgh and more than 130 attorneys firm wide across 23 practice areas.