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our rankings & recognition

Widely recognized for our skills as trial lawyers, one-quarter of our Firm's shareholders are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The Firm's roster includes the Chief Judge Emeritus of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; the former U.S. Attorney and First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; faculty members of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy; two former presidents of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Lawyers; a former Chief Assistant Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia; and numerous lawyers with decades of combined experience in some of the largest law firms in the country.

Conrad O'Brien has consistently been recognized by Chambers & Partners, publisher of Chambers USA, as one of the top trial firms in Pennsylvania, and five Conrad O’Brien lawyers are individually recognized by Chambers.

"highly active in litigation risk management, advising clients on ways to prevent or avoid potentially oncoming lawsuits..." -  Chambers USA, 2014  

The Firm has been awarded a Tier 1 rankings for its expertise in Philadelphia is Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Legal Malpractice Law, Labor and Employment Litigation, Mass Tort/Class Action Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, and Personal Injury Litigation in the 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report, Best Law Firms; the Firm has been awarded National Tier Two ranking in Mass Tort/Class Action Litigation.  Best Law Firms ranks the Firm in the First Tier in Philadelphia in nine separate areas.

In the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers In America (the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession), nine Conrad O’Brien attorneys are named as among the best in their field by their peers in 15 different practice areas:

  • Arbitration
  • Bet-The-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense:  White-Collar
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Fifteen of Conrad O'Brien attorneys were selected by their peers as 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers/Rising Stars, which includes only the top 5% of Pennsylvania attorneys.
Thirteen Conrad O’Brien attorneys were selected by their peers for the AV Preeminent Peer Review designation by Martindale Hubbell.