Thirty-nine Burns & Levinson attorneys in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were named to the 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. No more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected each year as Super Lawyers for their professional achievements. Only 2.5 percent or less of the lawyers in the state are selected as Rising Stars.

The 24 Burns & Levinson attorneys named to the 2017 Super Lawyers list include:

Appellate – Susan E. Stenger

Business Litigation – Shepard Davidson, Mary Katherine Geraghty, Paul Marshall Harris, Lawrence P. Murray, Paul M. Sanford

Criminal Defense: White Collar – Dennis J. Kelly

Employee Benefits – Evelyn A. Haralampu

Employment & Labor – Laura R. Studen, Ellen J. Zucker

Entertainment & Sports – George N. Tobia, Jr.

Environmental – David P. Rosenblatt

Estate & Probate – Clifford R. Cohen

Estate & Trust Litigation – Brian D. Bixby, Lisa M. Cukier, Robert J. O’Regan

Family Law – Elizabeth G. Crowley, Robin M. Lynch Nardone, Carolyn C. Van Tine, Nancy R. Van Tine

General Litigation – Lawrence G. Green

Intellectual Property – Jerry Cohen, Joseph M. Maraia

Intellectual Property Litigation – Mark Schonfeld


The 15 attorneys named to the 2017 Rising Stars list, which honors attorneys "40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less” includes:

Business/Corporate – Bryan C. Natale

Business Litigation – Kelly M. Kirby (Connecticut Rising Star), Elizabeth Brady Murillo

Estate & Probate – David S. Raymon

Estate & Trust Litigation –Tiffany M. Bentley, Ann Hetherwick Cahill

Family Law – Jordan P. Bowne, Katie Menard Dalton, Andrea T. Dunbar, Lorraine P. Stark

Intellectual Property – Daniel W. Clarke, Ph.D., Christopher R. Cowles, Ph.D., Richard B. Emmons, Ph.D., Brooke A. Penrose

Intellectual Property Litigation – Eric G.J. Kaviar