Burns & Levinson announced today that 30 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Partner Paul M.­ Sanford was also named “Lawyer of the Year” in Rhode Island in the area of Litigation – Trusts and Estates. The “Lawyer of the Year” winners are chosen by highest overall peer feedback on ability, professionalism, and integrity.

We proudly congratulate the firm’s recognized attorneys for 2018:

Ronald P. Barriere (Family Law)

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

Laura L. Carroll (Litigation – Intellectual Property)

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

Stephen Y. Chow (Patent Law)

Richard Coen (Municipal Law)

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

Clifford R. Cohen (Trusts and Estates)

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

Elizabeth G. Crowley (Family Law)

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

Steven C. Goodwin (Trusts and Estates)

Lawrence G. Green (Commercial Litigation)

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

Renee Inomata (Employment Law – Management)

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

Dennis J. Kelly (Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar)

Michael D. MacClary (Real Estate Law)

Joseph M. Maraia (Copyright Law)

Howard D. Medwed (Tax Law)

Andrew J. Merken (Corporate Law)

Ronda P. Moore (Biotechnology Law, Patent Law)

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

Paul M.­ Sanford (Litigation – Trusts and Estates; “Lawyer of the Year,” Rhode Island)

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)

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.