Burns White attains ten rankings in the 2016 U.S. News Best Law Firms Survey

Nov 3, 2015 | News

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 3, 2015 — Burns White earned ten rankings in the 2016 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 sixth year running and a national tier three ranking in mass tort litigation/class actions — defendants.

Other results included the following metropolitan rankings for Pittsburgh:

Tier 1: Mass tort litigation/class actions — defendants, personal injury litigation — defendants and railroad law

Tier 2: Commercial litigation, litigation — labor & employment, media law and workers’ compensation law — employers

Tier 3: 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 four percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. The 2016 list was based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers and contained 52,488 attorneys in 120 practice areas. Click here for more information on the six Burns White attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.

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 21 practice areas, including Employment, Healthcare and Long-Term Care, Litigation, Products Liability and Toxic Tort, Professional Liability, Transportation and Workers’ Compensation, visit the firm’s website at

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 120 attorneys, the law firm operates offices in Cherry Hill, N.J., Cleveland, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, N.J., Wheeling, W.V., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and Wilmington, Del.