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Kirk Burkley of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. Elected President of ABC

By: LEAN Staff


Kirk Burkley of Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. Elected President of ABC

PITTSBURGH – This past December, Kirk Burkley, Managing Partner at Bernstein-Burkley, P.C., headquartered in Pittsburgh, was elected President of the American Board of Certification, the nation’s premier legal specialty certification organization that certifies attorneys as specialists in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights law. His term will run through December 2020.

Burkley is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and is certified in Business Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Law from the American Board of Certification. He frequently appears before the United States District Courts for the Western, Middle, and Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as the Pennsylvania state courts. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia. He has lectured for the American Bankruptcy Institute, in addition to the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Burkley graduated from Ohio University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

The complete list of 2020 board of directors and officers is available here: https://www.abcworld.org/about-abc/board-directors.

For more information please contact Megan McLachlan, Bernstein-Burkley, P.C., call 412.456.8114 or email mmclachlan@bernsteinlaw.com.


The American Board of Certification (ABC) is a non-profit organization committed to providing progressive and responsible leadership in the field of legal specialization. ABC offers separate certification programs in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights law. ABC certification is designed to recognize lawyers who have met discrete, rigorous, and objective certification standards.


Bernstein-Burkley, P.C. has more board-certified creditors’ rights specialists in Pennsylvania than any other law firm and is highly regarded and respected for its national reach in Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Oil and Gas Law, and Creditors’ Rights.