Press Release

Eleven Burns & Levinson Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America, 2011 Edition

August 12, 2010


Burns & Levinson LLP is proud to announce that eleven of its attorneys have been named to the 2011 edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

We congratulate attorneys Brian D. Bixby, Thomas D. Burns, Sean O. Coffey, Jerry Cohen, Lisa M. Cukier, Jacob (Jesse) N. Erlich, Dennis J. Kelly, David P. Rosenblatt, Paul M. Sanford, Laura R. Studen, and George N. Tobia. Mr. Rosenblatt and Mr. Coffey are part of a distinguished group who have been listed in Best Lawyers for ten years or longer. Mr. Bixby is of a select few who have been chosen as leaders in more than one field; he is listed in Best Lawyers for ten years or longer.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new US edition, more than 50% of the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers cast more than 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties. Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or 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.”

2011 Best Lawyers:

Brian D. Bixby: Partner, Chairman of the Probate & Trust Litigation Group, Co-Chair of the Private Client Group, Member of the Divorce & Family and Trusts & Estates Groups (Boston office)

Thomas D. Burns: Co-founder (Boston office)

Sean O. Coffey: Partner, Member of Executive Committee, Member of the Environmental and Real Estate Groups (Providence office)

Jerry Cohen: Partner, Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property/SciTech Group (Boston office)

Lisa M. Cukier: Partner, Member of Executive Committee, Member of the Divorce & Family, Private Client, Probate & Trust Litigation and Trusts & Estates Groups (Boston and Metro West offices)

Jacob (Jesse) N. Erlich: Partner, Intellectual Property/SciTech Group (Boston office)

Dennis J. Kelly: Partner, Chairman of the White Collar Criminal Defense Group, Member of the Business Litigation Group (Boston office)

David P. Rosenblatt: Managing Partner, Member of Executive Committee, Chairman of the Environmental Group, Member of the Real Estate Group (Boston office)

Paul Sanford: Partner, Business Litigation Group, Private Client and Probate & Trust Litigation Groups (Providence office)

Laura R. Studen: Partner, Co-Chair of Business Litigation Group, Member of the Divorce & Family Law and Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Groups (Boston office)

George N. Tobia, Jr.: Partner, Chair of the Entertainment and Media Group, Member of the Intellectual Property/SciTech and Tax Groups (Boston office)

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