On the Docket Pittsburgh: 10/7/13

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Grogan Graffam, P.C. announced that shareholders Vincent J. Grogan, Dennis A. Watson and Bethann R. Lloyd were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2014.

Mr. Grogan was also selected as the Pittsburgh Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in the land use and zoning litigation category. Mr. Grogan, a founding shareholder of the firm, has been a trial attorney for more than 50 years.

Mr. Watson has been president of Grogan Graffam since 1998 and a shareholder in the litigation practice group since 1983. He concentrates in complex commercial, construction, maritime, insurance and personal injury litigation.

Ms. Lloyd is a shareholder in the litigation practice group and a member of its board. She concentrates her practice in the areas of professional liability defense, including defense of legal malpractice cases, and insurance defense.

All three received their degrees from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Jeffrey W. Letwin, partner at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, was selected as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Banking & Finance Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.

He is co-chair of the firm's bond finance practice group and chair of the franchise practice group.

Burns White has hired new members to concentrate in complex business and health care transactions, and commercial, health care and employment litigation: Manning J. O'Connor II, Mark Stadler, Patrick Sorek and Douglas C. Hart, all formerly of Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC.

Kenneth Carroll joined Tucker Arensberg's energy practice group as a senior counsel. He has experience with transactions in the energy industry, including title certification, title defect curative work, purchase and sale agreements, option agreements, joint venture agreements, easements, mineral conveyances and oil and gas development.

Former Burns White partners Sheila M. Burke, John B. Cromer and Michael J. Cremonese have formed Burke Cromer Cremonese, LLC, in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP said that trial attorney Jason M. Yarbrough was selected as a 2013 Lawyer on the Fast Track by The Legal Intelligencer.

Mr. Yarbrough assists clients on commercial and construction law matters. He earned his degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

The following have joined Babst Calland:

Meredith L. Calfe, Sarah M. Carter, Morgan H. Condra, Brian M. John, Jeffrey J. Junstrom, James W. Kane, Meghan H. Libman, Joseph P. MCCune, Elena L. Pollock and Brittany A. Roof as associates in the title and energy and natural resources groups; Abigail Faulkner Jones as an associate in the environmental services group; and Owen J. McGrann as an associate in the litigation services group.


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