Burns & Levinson LLP announced today that Best Lawyers in America has named partner Paul M. Sanford as the Rhode Island “Lawyer of the Year” for Trusts and Estates Litigation. “Lawyer of the Year” winners are chosen by highest overall peer feedback on ability, professionalism and integrity, and only one attorney is selected in each industry category. This is the second time in three years that Sanford has been singled out for this prestigious award.

Sanford oversees Burns & Levinson’s civil litigation practice in state courts and the federal court in Rhode Island. A seasoned trial lawyer, he has served as counsel in hundreds of matters in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey and Virginia representing individuals and corporations in complex commercial business, real estate, and trusts and estates matters. Several of his clients' cases have resulted in precedential published decisions in state and federal court. In the area of trusts and estate, Sanford represents many high-profile institutional fiduciaries across New England. His impressive winning track record and many years of expertise working with banks, private trust companies and wealth managers has made Sanford the go-to attorney in this highly specialized field.

“Paul has spent over 30 years building his reputation as an outstanding legal professional in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and throughout New England,” said David Rosenblatt, managing partner at Burns & Levinson. “He is highly deserving of this honor and we are thrilled to see him be recognized by his industry peers.” 

Sanford has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2011. He is also listed as a Rhode Island Super Lawyer and has been rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.