Jim Burn, a 1985 graduate of Duquesne University, earned his J.D. from the University of Dayton in 1988. In law school, Jim served as President of the Student Bar Association and as President of the law fraternity, Phi Delta Phi, dedicated to promoting the ethical practice of law. With over 20 years experience in the areas of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability, Jim has dedicated his professional life to helping injured people. Jim is ranked AV by Martindale Hubble, the highest ranking that can be given to a Practicing Attorney.
From his Presidency of the Student Bar Association in law school to his legal practice to his current elected positions, Jim has always sought to speak up for his community. Jim is the past mayor of the Borough of Millvale, Pennsylvania from 1994 to 2005; past chairman of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee; current Allegheny County Council Member since 2006; and current Chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.
Jim was recently appointed as a Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, joining a select few whose responsibility is to review the conduct of peers and their practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Jim was named Mayor of the Year in 1997 by the Pennsylvania State Mayor’s Association; was honored as one of Pennsylvania’s Top 50 political Influencers by Politics PA in 2010. He has appeared on local and national radio and television programs to comment on a variety of legal and political issues affecting his clients and constituents.
Licensed since 1988
I endorse this lawyer. He has represented injured clients for 24 years, after 10 years of practice he received an AV Rating from Martindale Hubbell. He has taken cases to the Supreme Court in order to change laws for the benefit of Pennsylvania's injured workers. His service has included being a council member for the Workers Comp Section of the Allegheny County Bar Association. He is currently serving as a hearing committee member for the Disciplinary Board. He has also been serving the public as an elected official for 20 years, first as the Mayor of Millvale, then as a County Councilman and now as Democratic State Party Chairman.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Top 50 Political Influencers||Politics, PA||2010|
|Community Service Award||North Hills Community Outreach||2002|
|Mayor of the Year||PA State Mayor's Association||1997|
|American Jurisprudence Award||N/A||1987|
|Hearing Committee Member, Disciplinary Board||Supreme Court of Pennsylvania||2012 - Present|
|President||Allegheny County Council||2011 - 2011|
|Chairman||Pennsylvania Democratic Party||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Cohen, Placitella & Roth||2009 - Present|
|Councilman, District -3||Allegheny County Council||2006 - Present|
|Chairman||Allegheny County Democratic Committee||2006 - 2011|
|Mayor||Millvale Borough||1994 - 2005|
|Attorney||Abes Baumann, P.C.||1993 - Present|
|Attorney||Scarlata & Plastino||1990 - 1993|
|Attorney||John R. DeAngelis & Associates||1988 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Allegheny County Bar Association (Workers' Compensation Section)||Member||1998 - 2000|
|Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Dayton School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Duquesne University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1985|