Burns White attains 13 rankings in the 2017 U.S. News Best Law Firms Survey

Nov 1, 2016 | News

US News & World Report Best Law Firms 2017 Silver LogoPITTSBURGH, Nov. 1, 2016 — Burns White earned 13 rankings in the 2017 U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey. Most notably, the firm received a national first-tier ranking in railroad law for the seventh year running and a national tier two ranking in mass tort litigation/class actions — defendants.

Other results included the following metropolitan rankings for Pittsburgh:

  • Tier 1: Insurance law, legal malpractice law — defendants, litigation — labor & employment, mass tort litigation/class actions — defendants, medical malpractice law — defendants, personal injury litigation — defendants, railroad law and workers’ compensation law — employers
  • Tier 2: Commercial litigation and media law
  • Tier 3: Litigation — construction

Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes a collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their fields nationwide. Those surveyed provided feedback on the individual practice group’s expertise, responsiveness, understanding of business needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, integrity and likelihood of referral.

To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America© listing, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. The 2017 list was based on more than 7.3 million votes that were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Click here for more information on the 15 Burns White attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.

A complete listing of law firm results is available online:, while the national first-tier rankings will be published in the “Best Law Firms” Legal Issue, and national and metropolitan first tier rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General Counsel publication.

For more information on Burns White and its 25 practice areas, including Employment, Healthcare and Long-Term Care, Litigation, Products Liability and Toxic Tort, Professional Liability, Railroad Law, Insurance Coverage and Extracontractual Litigation and Workers’ Compensation, visit the firm’s website at