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

PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2015 —Burns White Members David B. White and David A. Damico of the Pittsburgh office, and Member Valerie H. Lieberman and Associate Frank T. Troilo of the Philadelphia office were named to the 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, a distinction received by no more than five percent of attorneys practicing in the state.

In addition, Member Matthew G. Brouse and Associates Molly L. Fletcher, Patrick M. Horvat, Tara B. Rodrigues and Stephanie Solomon of Pittsburgh, and Associate Jacqueline Sabol Roe of Philadelphia were selected for the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list.

Named to the Pa. Super Lawyers list 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 a J.D. degree from Duquesne University.

Mr. Damico, who has appeared eight times on the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, brings more than 29 years of litigation experience to his corporate clients. Co-Chair of the firm’s Transportation Practice Group, he serves as National Trial Counsel to multiple railroad companies and has tried numerous occupational illness, toxic exposure and catastrophic personal injury cases. Mr. Damico also serves as counsel on behalf of manufacturers and distributors in complex products liability and toxic tort cases. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Included on the list for a fourth consecutive year, 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 more than 20 years, she has worked with insurance companies, self-insured and uninsured employers from a variety of industries to help reduce their exposure to workers’ compensation claims. Ms. Lieberman received a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Mr. Troilo, a second-time list maker, defends a diverse array of clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in workers’ compensation claims. With more than 24 years of experience, he has worked at several Philadelphia firms developing litigation strategies and counseling employers on issues related to insurance coverage, compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, wrongful discharge and employee resolution options. Mr. Troilo graduated from Temple University’s James E. Beasley 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. Following is more information about our 2015 recipients:

  • Mr. Brouse, Co-Chair of the Energy Group, is experienced in a wide range of litigation and transactional matters affecting clients in the oil and gas, transportation and financial industries.
  • Ms. Fletcher practices railroad defense litigation with an emphasis in occupational disease claims and toxic tort litigation.
  • Mr. Horvat primarily concentrates his practice in transportation law with an emphasis in occupational disease claims and toxic tort litigation. He currently defends several national logistics clients.
  • Ms. Rodrigues is engaged in the practice of civil defense litigation, with an emphasis in long-term care/healthcare law, professional negligence, licensure issues, contract negotiation and products liability.
  • Ms. Roe defends physicians and hospitals against professional and general liability claims.
  • Ms. Solomon focuses her work on commercial, professional liability and products liability litigation, as well as banking and financial services matters.

An annual rating service of the Thomson Reuters, Legal division, the Super Lawyers list’s 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.