PITTSBURGH, April 30, 2014 — Burns White LLC welcomes seven associates to its Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pa. offices and Cherry Hill, N.J. office.
Matthew J. Glenn’s energy practice involves the conducting of research, review and preparation of due diligence and title curative measures, as well as the writing of certified title opinions for clients in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Burns White, Mr. Glenn worked as an abstractor at Turner Oil & Gas Properties where he played a key role in a 6,500-acre land acquisition. During law school, he researched oil and gas law as a law clerk at a firm in Southpointe. Mr. Glenn received a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011.
Andrew W. Lawrence assists clients in the oil and gas industry with due diligence review, title curative measures and certified title opinions. A former abstractor at Definitive Energy Solutions LLC, Mr. Lawrence researched up to 150-year real estate chains of title relating to both surface and mineral rights for oil and gas leases prior to joining the firm. In addition, he interned at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and for Magisterial District Justice Janice Jimenez in Lancaster, Pa. Mr. Lawrence graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2012.
An experienced litigator and a trial attorney, Candace G. Ragin brings a diverse practice in civil and criminal law to the Transportation Group at Burns White. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ragin handled a wide range of matters including criminal and juvenile as an associate attorney for the Allegheny County Office of Conflict Counsel, and civil rights defense as an assistant solicitor in the City of Pittsburgh Law Department. Outside of the legal profession, she is an adjunct professor in the Sociology and Law Department at Saint Vincent College. Ms. Ragin graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 2006.
Daniel A. Cutler, a former associate at Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton, concentrates his practice on the defense of hospitals and physicians in professional and general liability matters. Having previously worked at insurance defense and multi-state law firms, Mr. Cutler has substantial litigation experience in state and federal courts pertaining to a wide range of liability matters including construction defects, personal injury, product defects and toxic torts. While in law school, he clerked for the Hon. Thomas Adams, New York State Supreme Court, Nassau County and interned for the Office of the District Attorney, Queens County, N.Y. Mr. Cutler graduated magna cum laude from Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2009.
Brian O. Sumner defends a wide range of clients in workers’ compensation claims. Before working at Burns White, he held contract positions at Special Counsel, Inc. in Philadelphia and Gohn, Hankey & Stichel, LLP in Baltimore. Mr. Sumner graduated from Drexel University School of Law in 2009. While in law school, he was an editor of the Drexel Law Review and participated in a number of internships, including the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and the Legal Department of Wawa, Inc. Post-graduation, Mr. Sumner was a judicial fellow in the chambers of the Honorable Mark I. Bernstein of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
Frank T. Troilo, who came to Burns White from The Dombrowksi Group, represents a diverse array of clients including Fortune 500 companies and individual employers in workers’ compensation matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In his more than 24 years of legal experience, Mr. Troilo has handled workers’ compensation claims for governmental and municipal authorities; developed litigation strategies on behalf of insurance companies and third-party administrators; and counseled employers on issues related to insurance coverage, compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, wrongful discharge and employee resolution options. He has also handled general defense litigation, and personal injury and criminal law matters. Mr. Troilo graduated from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law in 1990.
Ahsan A. Jafry’s practice consists of defending physicians, nurses, dentists, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other medical providers in medical malpractice matters. Mr. Jafry, who has been recognized by his peers with the New Jersey Super Lawyers© Rising Stars distinction since 2012, joined Burns White after working for several years as an associate at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman and Goggin. In addition, he was a deputy attorney general in the Tort Litigation Section of the Division of Law for the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. Outside of private practice, Mr. Jafry serves on the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Committee on Model Civil Jury Charges and teaches trial advocacy as an adjunct professor of Law at Rutgers School of Law – Camden. Mr. Jafry graduated from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in 2004.