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Burleson Cooke Broadens Experience In Environmental, Land Use Law

PITTSBURGH - Burleson Cooke has announced the addition of three new attorneys whose litigation and environmental experience further strengthens and diversifies the capabilities of the energy law firm's growing Pittsburgh office.

Kevin Colosimo, managing partner of Burleson Cooke's Pittsburgh office, said the three lawyers - Andrew Jenkins, Kevin Barley and Samuel Stoller - have expertise in a number of key practice areas that will enable Burleson Cooke to deliver a more comprehensive range of services to companies working in the Marcellus Shale.

Barley comes to Burleson Cooke from Babst, Calland, Clements and Zomnir in Pittsburgh, where he practiced in the Litigation Services and Construction Services Groups. He has represented clients in environmental, construction, energy and other litigation matters, and has experience in commercial disputes that include prosecuting and defending environmental cost recovery claims and contract and property disputes involving energy-related businesses. He earned his undergraduate degree from Susquehanna University and his J.D, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2000.

Jenkins joins Burleson Cooke from Thorp, Reed & Armstrong in Pittsburgh. He will concentrate his practice in the areas of business litigation, energy law, construction law and business and contract law. He has represented manufacturers, architectural and engineering firms, public entities and other businesses on issues that include product disputes, personal injury claims, defective design claims, fraud, and construction claims. Recently recognized as a "Pennsylvania Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine, Jenkins earned his undergraduate degree from Penn State and his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2003.

Stoller was most recently with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott in Pittsburgh and before that was an associate in the Commercial and Corporate Litigation Group with Thorp Reed. His experience includes construction law, breach of contract claims, representing corporate officers in shareholder derivative suits and real estate disputes. He earned his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and his J.D. from the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University in 2006.

Burleson Cooke's litigation practice group serves clients in all major North American shale gas plays.

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