Nine Conrad O'Brien Attorneys Recognized in 2017 Best Lawyers in America Edition; Three Named as "Lawyer of the Year"

August 15, 2016

Best Lawyers in America has named nine attorneys from Conrad O’Brien for inclusion in its 2017 edition.  Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.  As described by the Best Lawyers website, Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded within the legal professional as a prestigious honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.  For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

Additionally, three attorneys received the distinction from Best Lawyers in America as a “Lawyer of the Year.”  This distinction is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific Practice Area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

The following Conrad O’Brien attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Philadelphia, PA:

Louis C. Bechtle (2009):

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation

Nicholas M. Centrella (2010):

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Louis W. Fryman (2006):

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law

Nancy J. Gellman (1999):

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Litigation - Antitrust

John A. Guernsey (2010):

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Patricia M. Hamill (2010):

  • Commercial Litigation

Kevin Dooley Kent (2016):

  • Commercial Litigation

Howard M. Klein (2007):

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants

James J. Rohn (2006):

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

* (Year) – First year the attorney was listed in Best Lawyers of America

The following three Conrad O’Brien attorneys have been selected as 2017 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America:

Louis C. Bechtle – Arbitration
John A. Guernsey – Litigation, Trusts and Estates
James J. Rohn – Personal Injury Litigation, Defendants