Press Release

Burns & Levinson Announces 36 Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2022

August 19, 2021


Burns & Levinson announced today that 36 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America. We proudly congratulate the firm’s recognized attorneys for 2022:


Ronald P. Barriere (Family Law)

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

Christopher P. Carroll (Litigation – Intellectual Property)

Laura L. Carroll (Litigation – Intellectual Property)

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

Clifford R. Cohen (Trusts and Estates)

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

Elizabeth G. Crowley (Family Law)

Lisa M. Cukier (Family Law, Trusts and Estates)

Francine Gardikas (Family Law)

Steven C. Goodwin (Trusts and Estates)

Lawrence G. Green (Commercial Litigation)

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

Eric G. J. Kaviar (Litigation – Intellectual Property)

Michael D. MacClary (Real Estate Law)

Joseph M. Maraia (Copyright Law)

Paul R. Mastrocola (Litigation – Labor and Employment)

Andrew J. Merken (Corporate Law)

Steven M. Mills (Patent Law)

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

David P. Rosenblatt (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental)

Mark Schonfeld (Litigation – Intellectual Property)

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

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

Donald E. Vaughan (Real Estate Law)

Josef B. Volman (Business Organizations [including LLCs and Partnerships])

Ellen J. Zucker (Commercial Litigation)

Rhode Island:

Richard M. Coen (Municipal Law)

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

Timothy J. Conlon (Family Law)

Ones to Watch:

Talia E. Azzaretto (Trusts and Estates)

Katie Menard Dalton (Family Law)

Courtney D. Greenberg (Family Law)

Patricia E. Malley (Trusts and Estates)

Catherine E. Spanu (Family Law)

Lorraine P. Stark (Family Law)

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 both 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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