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Burns White Earns National and Regional Acclaim in Multiple Practice Areas

Pittsburgh, Sept. 22, 2010 — Burns White has received both national and regional acclaim in the inaugural U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms Rankings for 2010. Burns White is one of only 10 out of 120 firms with Pittsburgh offices to receive a first-tier national ranking in any category. It is the only firm in Pennsylvania to receive a First-Tier National ranking in Railroad Law practice and also just one of 16 firms in the entire country to earn this particular honor in the Railroad Law category. “This honor is meaningful because it reflects the dedication of our attorneys and their continued efforts to maximize the return that our clients invest in us every day,” said Founding Member David White. “We take great pride in the partnerships we’ve established with our clients across all practice areas and are flattered to be included among the elite group of firms represented in these rankings,” added David Damico, Transportation Group Practice Head and Member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Burns White’s Pittsburgh office also earned First-Tier Metropolitan rankings in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, and Railroad Law, as well as a Second-Tier Metropolitan ranking in Antitrust Law and a Third-Tier Metropolitan ranking in General Commercial Litigation. The Burns White Wheeling, W. Va., office also earned First-Tier Metropolitan rankings for the Morgantown, W. Va., area in Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. The rankings, including 30,322 rankings of 8,782 law firms nationally, in 81 practice areas, are posted online at www.usnews.com/bestlawfirms; the national first-tier rankings will be featured in the October print issue of U.S.News & World Report, which is available for purchase beginning September 27. The methodology for the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” involved surveying thousands of law firm clients; leading lawyers and law firm managers, partners and associates, marketing officers and recruiting officers. Each was asked about the factors they considered vital for clients hiring law firms, for lawyers choosing a firm to refer a legal matter to, and for lawyers seeking employment. Full data is available online for the law firms that received rankings, from the largest firms in the country to hundreds of one-person and two-person law firms, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings. ###