Press Release

Burns & Levinson Announces 47 Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America 2024

August 17, 2023


Boston, MA, Aug. 17, 2023 – Burns & Levinson announced today that 47 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in America. We proudly congratulate the firm’s recognized attorneys:


Andrew J. Merken (Corporate Law)

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

Bruce D. Jobse (Patent Law)

Christopher P. Carroll (Litigation – Intellectual Property)

Clifford R. Cohen (Trusts and Estates)

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

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

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

Donald E. Vaughan (Real Estate Law)

Elizabeth G. Crowley (Family Law)

Ellen J. Zucker (Commercial Litigation)

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

Francine Gardikas (Family 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)

Josef B. Volman (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law)

  • Voted the 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) in Boston

Joseph M. Maraia (Copyright Law, Patent Law)

Laura L. Carroll (Litigation – Intellectual Property)

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

Lawrence G. Green (Commercial Litigation)

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

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

Robin Lynch Nardone (Family Law)

Ronald P. Barriere (Family Law)

Steven C. Goodwin (Trusts and Estates)

Steven M. Mills (Patent Law)

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

Rhode Island:

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

Timothy J. Conlon (Family Law)

Ones to Watch:

Andrea E. Nelson (Family Law)

Carmen F. Francella III (Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar)

Catherine E. Spanu (Family Law)

Courtney D. Greenberg (Family Law)

Katie Menard Dalton (Family Law)

Kelly Kirby Ballentine (Litigation – Labor and Employment)

Laura Lee Mittelman (Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Law)

Michael Andreasen (Corporate Law)

Michael A. Delulis (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

Patricia E. Malley (Trusts and Estates)

Peter Vetere (Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental)

Rebecca C. Christon (Intellectual Property Law, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law)

Rodney A. Bedow, Jr. (Tax Law)

Sydney B. Brady (Family Law)

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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