Pittsburgh, August 31, 2011 — Six Burns White attorneys have been selected for the 18th edition of Best Lawyers in America® for 2012. Pittsburgh-based attorneys honored were Michael W. Burns for Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, Mass Tort/Class Action Litigation, Media Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Railroad Law; David A. Damico for Railroad Law; Daniel B. Donahoe for Railroad Law; T.H. Lyda for Railroad Law and David B. White for Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation.
From the firm’s Wheeling, W. Va., office, Patrick S. Casey was recognized for Healthcare Law, Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Professional Malpractice Law.
This marks the 10th consecutive year Mr. Damico has received this honor, followed by Mr. Burns and Mr. White (six consecutive years each) and Mr. Donahoe and Mr. Casey (five consecutive years each).
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. None of the winners knows when he or she has been nominated or by whom.
Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which leading attorneys cast almost four million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Lawyers listed in Best Lawyers are voted into practice areas entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. The subspecialties listed after their names are based on information from a variety of sources.