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James R. Burn, Jr. is Of Counsel to Cohen, Placitella, Roth P.C. and has an office in Pittsburgh, PA. He concentrates his practice in civil litigation.

Mr. Burn graduated from Duquesne University in 1985 and received his J.D. from the University of Dayton in 1988. He has been practicing law in the Pittsburgh area since graduating law school.Rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Burn has over twenty years of experience in Worker’s Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Personal Injury.

Mr. Burn served as mayor of Millvale, PA from 1994–2005. He received the “Mayor of the Year Award” in 1997 from the Pennsylvania State Mayor’s Association. He has also received the “Outstanding Young Men in America Award”, and the “Community Award” from the North Hills Community Outreach.

Currently, Mr. Burn is the chairman of the Pennsylvania State Democratic Party and has been a member of the Allegheny County Council since 2006. He also serves on the board of directors for the Jail Oversight Board, ARTEZ Community Enterprise Zone, Local Government Academy and the Northern Area Boys and Girls Club.

Education
duquesne

Duquesne University,
B.A., 1985


dayton

University of Dayton School of Law,
J.D., 1988

Firm Awards

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Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

Professional Memberships

ACBA, Workers Compensation Section, Council Member (1998-2000)

Port Authority of Allegheny County, Board Member (2004-2006)

Allegheny County Democratic Committee, Chairman

Jail Oversight Board, Board Member

Northern Area Boys and Girls Club, Board Member

Allegheny River towns Enterprise Zone (ARTEZ), Board Member

Local Government Academy, Board Member

Honors & Awards

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV®-rated lawyer, and included in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the United States for 2011, published by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell®.

Is Of Counsel to the firm.

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