Press Release

Burns & Levinson Announces 25 Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2024

August 17, 2023


Boston, MA, Aug. 17, 2023 – Burns & Levinson announced today that 25 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America. We proudly congratulate the firm’s recognized attorneys:


Brian D. Bixby (Family Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates)

Clifford R. Cohen (Trusts and Estates)

Cornelius J. Chapman (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)

Deborah J. Peckham (Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Trademark Law)

Donald E. Vaughan (Real Estate Law)

Ellen J. Zucker (Commercial Litigation)

Evelyn A. Haralampu (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)

George N. Tobia, Jr. (Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures and Television)

Jerry Cohen (Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trade Secrets Law, Trademark Law)

John F. Shea (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental)

    Laura R. Studen (Commercial Litigation, Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)

    Lawrence G. Green (Commercial Litigation)

    Michael D. MacClary (Real Estate Law)

    Paul R. Mastrocola (Litigation – Labor and Employment)

    Peter F. Durning (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Water Law)

    • Voted the 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” for Water Law in Boston

    Steven C. Goodwin (Trusts and Estates)

    Thomas A. Mackie (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental)

    Rhode Island:

    Sean O. Coffey (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental)

    Timothy J. Conlon (Family Law)

    Ones to Watch:

    Laura Lee Mittelman (Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Law)

    Michael A. Delulis (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

    Patricia E. Malley (Trusts and Estates)

    Peter Vetere (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental)

    Talia E. Azzaretto (Trusts and Estates)

    About Best Lawyers

    Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by clients and legal professionals as a significant honor conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services.

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