News  /  0

Burns White attains ten rankings in the 2015 U.S. News Best Law Firms Survey

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3, 2014 — Burns White earned ten rankings in the 2015 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 fifth 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: Labor & employment litigation, mass tort litigation/class actions— defendants, personal injury litigation—defendants and railroad law
  • Tier 2: Media law and workers’ compensation law—employers
  • Tier 3: Commercial litigation and medical malpractice law—defendants

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 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. The 2015 list was based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers and contained 52,488 attorneys in 137 practice areas. Click here for more information on the six Burns White attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.

A complete listing of law firm results is available online:, while the national first-tier rankings will be published in the first edition of 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 20 practice areas, including Banking and Financial Services, Business Practices, Energy, Estate Planning and Administration, Healthcare and Long-Term Care, Medicare Compliance, Transportation, Litigation and White Collar and Government Enforcement, visit the firm’s website at