Burns & Levinson LLP proudly announces that 24 of the firm's lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers®, Rhode Island Super Lawyers®, and Massachusetts Rising Stars. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars employ an annual jurisdictional selection process. Only five percent of lawyers in each state are selected to the Super Lawyers list and 2.5 percent to the Rising Stars list annually. These lawyers will be featured in the November issues of Boston magazine and the 2012 issue of New England Super Lawyers.

2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers:

Brian D. Bixby – Partner, member of Executive Committee, Co-Chair of the Private Client Group, Chairman of the Probate & Trust Litigation Group, member of the Divorce & Family and Trusts & Estates Groups. Boston, Waltham, Hingham and Andover offices. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 selections)

Jerry Cohen – Partner, member of the Intellectual Property Group. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 selections)

Lisa M. Cukier– Partner, member of Executive Committee, member of the Private Client Group to include the Divorce & Family Law, Trust & Estate Litigation, Probate Litigation, and Trust & Estate Planning groups. Boston, Waltham, Hingham and Andover offices. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005 selections)

Shepard Davidson – Partner, Co-Chair of the Business Litigation Group. Member, Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Group. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 selections)

Nicholas Forgione – Partner, member of the Private Client, Probate & Trust Litigation and Trusts & Estates Groups. Boston and Andover offices. (2012 and 2011 selections)

Lawrence G. Green – Partner, member of the Business Litigation Group. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 selections)

Evelyn A. Haralampu – Partner, member of the Corporate, International Practice, Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits, Private Client, Schools & Colleges, Tax and Tax Controversy Groups. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2006, 2005 and 2004 selections)

Renee Inomata – Partner and Chair of the Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits. Member of the Business Litigation, Corporate, Intellectual Property and International Practice Groups. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2004 selections)

Dennis J. Kelly – Partner, member of the Government Investigations & White Collar Crime, Securities, Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Groups. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004 selections)

Andrew J. Merken – Partner, Corporate Group, and Co-Chair of Securities and Life Sciences Groups. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 selections)

Lawrence P. Murray – Partner and Chairman of the Franchise Group. Member of the Automotive, Business Litigation, Government Investigations & White Collar Crime, and Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Groups. Boston office. (2012 and 2011 selections; 2007 and 2006 Rising Star selections)

David P. Rosenblatt – Managing Partner, Chairman of the Environmental Group and member of the Real Estate Group. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 selections)

Mark Schonfeld – Partner, member of the Intellectual Property and Business Litigation Groups. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 selections)

William V. Sopp – Partner, member of Executive Committee, Co-Chair of the Financial Restructuring & Distressed Transactions Group, and member of the Corporate, Finance and Schools & Colleges Groups. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 selections)

Norman C. Spector – Partner and Co-Chair of the Corporate and Finance Groups. Member of the Nonprofit Law & Governance and Schools & Colleges Groups. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2006 and 2004 selections)

Susan E. Stenger – Partner, member of the Business Litigation, Entertainment & Media, Private Client and Probate & Trust Litigation Groups. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 selections)

Laura R. Studen – Partner, member of the Business Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation and Divorce & Family Law Groups. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 selections)

Nancy R. Van Tine – Partner, Chair of the Divorce & Family Law Group and Co-Chair of the Private Client Group. Boston and Hingham offices. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 selections)

Ellen J. Zucker – Partner, member of the Business Litigation, Employment and White Collar Criminal Defense Groups (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2006 selections)

2012 Massachusetts Rising Stars:

Elizabeth G. Crowley – Associate, member of the Divorce & Family, Private Client and Probate & Trust Litigation Groups. Boston, Andover, Waltham and Hingham offices. (2012, 2011 and 2010 selection)

Francine Gardikas – Associate, member of the Divorce & Family and Private Client Groups. Boston and Andover offices. (2012, 2011 and 2008 selections)

Tiffany M. Bentley – Associate, member of the Divorce & Family, Private Client, Probate & Trust Litigation and Trusts & Estates Groups. Boston and Hingham offices. (2012 and 2011 selections)

Dr. Orlando Lopez – Partner, member of the Intellectual Property and International Practice Groups. Boston office. (2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 selections)

2012 Rhode Island Super Lawyers:

Paul M. Sanford – Partner, member of the Business Litigation Group, Private Client and Probate & Trust Litigation Groups. Providence and Boston offices. (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007 selections)

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