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Six Burns White attorneys named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers/Rising Stars lists

PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2013 —Burns White Members David B. White in the Pittsburgh office, and William J. Mundy and Valerie H. Lieberman in the Philadelphia office were named to the 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, a distinction received by no more than five percent of attorneys practicing in the state. In addition, Member Travis W. Smith and Associate Stephen A. Hall of Pittsburgh and Associate Angela A. Cronk of Philadelphia were selected for the Rising Stars list.

A Super Lawyer since 2004, Mr. White brings to his clients more than 30 years of demonstrated legal experience spanning several industries and areas of litigation including financial services, commercial, products liability, professional malpractice and employment, coupled with practical business acumen and strong leadership skills as a team builder and project manager. Mr. White earned both B.S. and J.D. degrees from Duquesne University.

Mr. Mundy has been rated a Super Lawyer since 2005. As Co-Chair of the firm’s Healthcare and Long-Term Care Practice Group, his practice focuses on the representation of long-term healthcare providers in the defense of medical malpractice and professional liability claims. Mr. Mundy obtained a B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from Villanova University.

A second year Super Lawyer, Ms. Lieberman is a member of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Group and serves on the Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Council of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. For nearly 20 years, she has worked with insurance companies, self-insured employers and uninsured employers from a variety of industries to help reduce their exposure to workers’ compensation claims. Ms. Lieberman received a B.A. from Arcadia University and a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

The Pennsylvania Rising Stars rating is a distinction given to no more than 2.5 percent of the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for ten years or less. Mr. Smith, Chair of the Medicare Compliance Group, was selected as a Rising Star recipient in 2008 and 2010-2011. Civil litigation and Estate Planning & Administration Co-Chair Mr.Hall was named in 2010 and 2011. Ms. Cronk, a second time recipient, is a commercial litigator with experience in the financial services sector.

An annual rating service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division, the Super Lawyers list’s now-patented, multiphase selection process consists of a statewide survey of lawyers in more than 70 practice areas, independent research to identify outstanding lawyers, evaluation of candidates based on 12 indicators of peer recognition, a panel review by practice area and a discipline check of each candidate.