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Burns White promotes three attorneys to Member status

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 20, 2012 — Burns White LLC announced today the promotion of three attorneys to Membership status: Dean Falavolito and Jeffrey D. Roberts of the Pittsburgh office and Thomas C. Kelly of Philadelphia.

As Co-Chair of the Employment Group, Mr. Falavolito represents employers throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia in employment and labor-related disputes, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation, disability, wrongful discharge, equal pay claims, wage and overtime claims, and breach of contract litigation. In addition, he also defends a variety of clients in professional liability and commercial litigation matters.

Mr. Roberts is Co-Chair of the Energy Group, where he draws from his diverse background in transportation law, business law, electronic discovery, as well as general, environmental and construction litigation to positively impact the bottom line of clients in the oil and gas industry. A Pittsburgh native, he has been recognized for meritorious service, receiving the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in March 2004, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal in 2011 among others for his efforts in obtaining medical benefits for wounded sailors and marines.

Mr. Kelly focuses his practice in workers’ compensation, handling related litigation in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also advises and counsels clients on general workers’ compensation matters, settlement, allocation, and lien issues concerning federal Medicare laws and Medicare set-asides.