On the Docket Pittsburgh for 01/09/12
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The following attorneys with Babst Calland were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012:
Richard J. Antonelli, employment law (management), labor law (management), and litigation (labor and employment); Chester R. Babst III, environmental law and litigation; Steven F. Baicker-McKee, commercial litigation, environmental law and litigation; Donald C. Bluedorn II, environmental and water law litigation; Dean A. Calland, environmental law; Frank J. Clements, corporate law; Kevin J. Garber, environmental and water law litigation; Norman E. Gilkey, bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law, insolvency and reorganization law (bankruptcy); Lindsay P. Howard, environmental law and litigation; D. Matthew Jameson III, construction law and litigation; Blaine A. Lucas, land use and zoning law; litigation, municipal law; Joseph K. Reinhart, environmental law and litigation; Mark D. Shepard, commercial litigation and environmental litigation; Ted Wesolowski, corporate law.
In addition, Babst Calland has received first-tier rankings from 2011-2012 U.S. News' Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for the following practice areas: bankruptcy, creditor and debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law; commercial litigation; construction law; environmental law; land use and zoning law; litigation (labor) and employment; litigation (land use and zoning); municipal law; and water law.
Thomas Donahue joined Dinsmore & Shohl LLP as an associate in the litigation department and mass tort practice group in its Pittsburgh office. Mr. Donahue's experience includes commercial litigation, arbitration, and corporate defense. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced at Burns White LLC, where he focused on financial services, transportation, railroad and entertainment law. He is a graduate of Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School and earned his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law and his bachelor's from Boston College.
Dapper, Baldasare, Benson, Behling & Kane, P.C. announces its new mediation and arbitration practice chaired by Robert J. Behling. Also, Christopher M. Jacobs, shareholder, was elected to the board of directors of the North Allegheny School District for a four-year term.
Burns White LLC earned a national first-tier ranking in railroad law for the second year running, and first-tier rankings in health care law, medical malpractice defense, personal injury litigation defense and railroad law in the 2011-2012 U.S. News Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" survey.
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC said that firm partner Steven D. Irwin was elected to serve on the International Board of Directors for the North American Securities Administrators Association. Mr. Irwin is a member of its management committee and serves as chair of its government relations practice group. During NASAA's 2011 conference, Mr. Irwin was recognized with an outstanding team service award for his valuable contributions to the NASAA Dodd-Frank Studies Working Group.
First Published January 9, 2012 12:00 am