Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. Associate Kirk B. Burkley Earns
Pennsylvania Rising Star Designation for 2005
Pittsburgh, PA (January 2006)-Kirk B. Burkley, an associate at Bernstein-Burkley, P.C., has been named a 2005 Pennsylvania Rising Star by Philadelphia Magazine .
“I hope this award indicates that I am living our firm’s mission,” says Burkley. “We strive to create partnerships that provide clients peace of mind through expert advice and zealous representation. I keep that purpose in mind in everything I do.”
Burkley, who concentrates in bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, joins an elite group of young lawyers. All Pennsylvania Rising Stars-chosen by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and through the independent research of Law & Politics Magazine -are 40 years old or younger or have practiced law for 10 years or less.
Only 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys are honored with this designation.
The Rising Stars list, which represents more than 60 practice areas, is published each year in the December issue of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition .
Another indication of Burkley’s leadership abilities? He also was recently appointed to the Board of the Allegheny YMCA.
“We at Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. are proud of all of our associates and when one is recognized in this way it simply validates what we already know,” says Robert S. Bernstein, managing partner of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. “Kirk is a credit to our firm and a tremendous asset to our clients.”
Bernstein was himself named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2004 and 2005, a designation awarded to the top 5 percent of Pennsylvania lawyers and sponsored jointly by Philadelphia Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine .
“I am pleased to be a part of the Bernstein team,” adds Burkley. “My colleagues and the clients we serve are the finest, most respected men and women in the industry-and I must attribute much of my own success to the professionals with whom I am privileged to work.”