Burns White promotes six attorneys to membership status

Dec 19, 2016 | News

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 15, 2016 — Burns White LLC is pleased to announce the promotion of six attorneys to Member, effective Jan. 1, 2017. These attorneys, who are based out of offices in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, N.J., have practices spanning bankruptcy, commercial, healthcare and long-term care, workers’ compensation, professional liability and insurance litigation.


William M. Buchanan joined Burns White in 2011 as an Associate practicing in healthcare and long-term care litigation, and bankruptcy and creditor rights litigation. A native of Indiana, Pa., Mr. Buchanan graduated from Duquesne University School of Law.

An Associate at Burns White since 2010, Joseph C. Romano focuses his work on the defense of employers ranging from small family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies and insurance companies in workers’ compensation litigation in Pennsylvania. Mr. Romano graduated magna cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law.

Stephanie Solomon became an Associate at Burns White in 2010. She concentrates her practice in commercial and professional liability litigation. Ms. Solomon is experienced in all facets of insurance defense and has a particular emphasis on the defense of products liability claims. She also Co-Chairs the firm’s Retail and Hospitality Group. Ms. Solomon received her Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law.

Daniel J. Twilla joined Burns White when the firm merged with Dapper, Baldasare, Benson, Behling & Kane, P.C. earlier this year. His practice is focused in the areas of insurance bad faith, insurance coverage and commercial litigation. Mr. Twilla graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law cum laude.


An Associate at Burns White since 2012, Anne Schmidt Frankel defends hospitals, physicians and long-term care facilities against professional and general liability claims. She also represents these clients in premises liability, corporate liability and employment matters. Ms. Frankel received a Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law.

Cherry Hill, N.J.

Brian D. Pagano joined Burns White in 2010. His litigation practice is focused on long-term care, medical and nursing home malpractice defense. Mr. Pagano obtained his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law.