Burns White welcomes five Associates to offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

Jul 7, 2016 | News

PITTSBURGH, July 7, 2016 — Burns White LLC welcomes five Associates with practices spanning products liability and toxic tort/family law, Medicare compliance, workers’ compensation, and healthcare and long-term care to its offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.


Products Liability and Toxic Tort/Family Law

Gilda M. Arroyo’s practice focuses in the areas of products liability and toxic tort litigation, as well as all aspects of family law. Prior to joining Burns White, Ms. Arroyo’s practice involved complex civil litigation, partnership disputes, custody disputes and divorces. She graduated from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.

Medicare Compliance

Durwin Fuller, Jr. assists insurance companies, self-insured businesses and third-party administrators in complying with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. Prior to joining Burns White, Mr. Fuller held a position at a company that specialized in the resolution of Medicare compliance issues, where he drafted Medicare Set-Aside Allocations (MSAs) and pinpointed issues arising out of the preparation of workers’ compensation and general liability MSAs. He received a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Workers’ Compensation

Max R. Kimbrough defends insurance companies, self-insured employers and third-party administrators throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey in workers’ compensation claims. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kimbrough practiced workers’ compensation defense at two Philadelphia-area law firms. Mr. Kimbrough graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law.

Healthcare and Long-Term Care

Matthew S. Polaha defends hospitals, long-term healthcare facilities and individual healthcare professionals in medical malpractice matters. Before pursuing a career in law, Mr. Polaha served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy for more than 13 years. He currently serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve, Judge Advocate General Corps. Mr. Polaha graduated from Villanova University School of Law.

Christy L. Williamson handles professional and medical malpractice claims. Ms. Williamson has extensive experience defending medical malpractice cases and representing healthcare providers in both state and federal courts in Pennsylvania. She has also handled mass tort litigation and general negligence matters. Ms. Williamson earned a J.D. from Widener University School of Law.