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Burns White garners seven first-tier rankings in the U.S. News Best Law Firms Survey

PITTSBURGH, November 16, 2011 — Burns White LLC earned a national first-tier ranking in railroad law for the second year running and six metropolitan first-tier rankings in healthcare law, medical malpractice defense, personal injury litigation defense and railroad law in the 2011-2012 U.S. News Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey.

Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the 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.

“At Burns White, we strive to excel in representing our clients and our firm in the communities where we practice,” said Dave White, a founding member of Burns White. “It’s exceptionally gratifying to hear from them, as well as our colleagues, that we are successful in these efforts.”

Conducted by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers for the second consecutive year, the “Best Law Firms” report includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and in as many as 119 practice areas throughout 177 metropolitan locations or states. A complete listing of rankings is available online: http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/.

For more information on Burns White and its 17 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 www.burnswhite.com.