Bernstein-Burkley Welcomes John J. Richardson as Partner, Further Expanding the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group

(PITTSBURGH) September 7, 2017 – Bernstein-Burkley is pleased to announce the addition of a new Partner, John J. Richardson, to its team of skilled attorneys. J.J. joins the firm’s growing Litigation practice, where he will concentrate on commercial litigation.

J.J. is an attorney with more than a decade of experience representing individuals and companies in complex litigation matters. J.J. is well regarded in the areas of commercial litigation, construction and contract litigation, nursing home defense, and employment litigation, amongst others. He has tried cases in various state trial courts in Pennsylvania and participated on trial teams in the Federal District Courts in Pennsylvania and Ohio.

“J.J. is a noteworthy addition to Bernstein-Burkley’s growing Litigation practice group. I am confident that his experience will allow us to better serve the needs of our clients, who require aggressive and knowledgeable litigation talent both in and out of the courtroom,” said Kirk Burkley, Co-Managing Partner of Bernstein-Burkley.

Prior to joining Bernstein-Burkley, J.J. worked for several AmLaw 200 firms and spent several years with a Pittsburgh-based boutique firm. J.J. is incredibly active in the Pittsburgh community. He is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, and as a member of the City of Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment. J.J. has previously served as a Board Member for Pittsburgh Cares, Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project, and Pittsburgh’s Next.

Bernstein-Burkley is a highly regarded and respected Pittsburgh-based law firm with a national reach in Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Creditors’ Rights, Business and Corporate Transactions, Litigation, Real Estate, and Oil and Gas. The firm has cultivated a reputation for excellence over the course of 50 years in the business community. Bernstein-Burkley’s core purpose is to create partnerships that provide clients with a peace of mind through expert advice and zealous representation.



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Marissa Luznar
Director of Operations and Marketing, Bernstein-Burkley or 412-456-8113

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