Burns White Garners Four First-Tier Rankings in the U.S. News "Best Law Firms" Survey

Nov 1, 2012 | News

PITTSBURGH, November 1, 2012 — Burns White earned a national first-tier ranking in railroad law for the third year running and three metropolitan first-tier rankings in Pittsburgh for mass tort litigation/class actions defense, personal injury litigation defense and railroad law in the 2013 U.S.News Media Group and Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey.

The firm also received a national tier two ranking in mass tort litigation/class actions defense, a tier two ranking in Pittsburgh for labor and employment litigation and a tier three ranking in Pittsburgh for commercial litigation.

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.

“This distinction reflects our attorneys’ dedication to their work and continued efforts to maximize the return that our clients invest in us every day,” said Dave White, a founding Member of the firm. “We’re pleased to hear from them, as well as our colleagues, of our continued successes.”

For the third consecutive year, the “Best Law Firms” report showcases 10,000 law firms ranked nationally in one or more of 80 legal practice areas, or by metropolitan region or state in 118 practice areas. A complete listing of rankings is available online:, while the national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 20, 2012.

For more information on Burns White and its 18 practice areas, including Banking and Financial Services Litigation, Business Practices, Healthcare and Long-Term Care, Medicare Compliance, Transportation, Litigation and White Collar and Government Enforcement, visit the firm’s website at