Burns White LLC announced today that 13 attorneys and 12 support staff from Philadelphia-based Christie & Young, PC will be joining the firm, expanding Burns White’s reach in the Philadelphia metropolitan area to include Center City. Christie and Young will join Burns White effective January 1, 2020, and will enhance the firm’s already robust Healthcare and Professional Liability practice areas.
“We look forward to welcoming the talented attorneys and staff of Christie & Young,” said Chief Executive Officer David B. White. “The blending of our two firms is a natural fit—allowing us to strengthen our presence in the Philadelphia market as part of a strategic growth initiative and to deepen our bench strength.”
For Christie & Young, Burns White’s geographic footprint, expanded service offerings, and wide-ranging experience in healthcare and professional liability litigation was part of the appeal. “With 28 practice groups and talented litigators throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, we will be able to provide clients with the benefits and resources of a larger firm while continuing to ensure high-quality legal representation,” said managing shareholder and a founding member of Christie & Young, James A. Young. “We think this is a great fit for our firm, and our clients seem just as excited about this combination as are we.”
Christie & Young attorneys and support staff joining Burns White will remain at their current location at 1880 John F. Kennedy Boulevard in Center City. The merging of the two firms will result in Burns White having more than 52 attorneys in the Philadelphia metropolitan area and more than 150 attorneys firm wide.