Burns White welcomes six Associates to offices in Pa. and W.V.

PITTSBURGH, May 28, 2015 — Burns White LLC welcomes six associates with practices spanning employment, healthcare and long-term care, commercial litigation, workers’ compensation and transportation to its offices in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Wheeling, W.V.


Richard J. DeBlasio defends employers, insurance carriers and self-insured entities in workers’ compensation claims. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. DeBlasio was an attorney at a personal injury firm, working mainly in the area of workers’ compensation. Mr. DeBlasio is a Duquesne University School of Law graduate.

Craig A. Goddy defends railroad clients in FELA and occupational illness claims. Before Burns White, Mr. Goddy was a partner at a Florida law firm with a practice covering commercial litigation, commercial real estate, banking litigation and insurance defense work arising under commercial general liability policies. Mr. Goddy graduated from the University of Dayton School of Law.

Stephen L. Guzzetti’s practice is in commercial litigation impacting a wide range of industries, including banking and financial services. He worked at a healthcare defense firm and the Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office before joining Burns White. Mr. Guzzetti received a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.

Andrew C. Hazi defends individual professionals, and long-term care and acute care facilities in medical malpractice, healthcare and general liability litigation. Prior to joining Burns White, he worked at a prominent insurance defense firm in downtown Pittsburgh, litigating a wide range of matters, including automobile and premises liability, extra-contractual and complex insurance coverage issues, and uninsured/underinsured motorist issues. Mr. Hazi received a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


Joseph L. Gordon litigates employment law, tort and contract matters, with an expanding focus on representing companies in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Burns White, he practiced at a boutique employment law firm in the Philadelphia area. Mr. Gordon received a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.


Matthew G. Chapman’s practice is in civil litigation, with a focus on healthcare, products liability, personal injury and employment litigation. Prior to joining Burns White, he handled civil litigation; criminal; domestic; contract; property; wills, trusts and estates; and governmental relations matters at a firm in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Mr. Chapman received a J.D. from West Virginia University.