Nine Conrad O'Brien Attorneys Recognized in 2018 Best Lawyers in America Edition; Two Named as "Lawyer of the Year"

August 15, 2017

Best Lawyers in America has named nine attorneys from Conrad O’Brien for inclusion in its 2018 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, two 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 2018 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Philadelphia, PA:

Louis C. Bechtle (2009):
• Arbitration
• Mediation

Nancy J. Gellman (1999):
• Bet-the-Company Litigation
• Commercial Litigation
• Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
• Litigation – Antitrust

James J. Rohn (2006):
• Bet-the-Company Litigation
• Commercial Litigation
• Criminal Defense: White-Collar
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

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

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 Action – Defendants
• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

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


The following two Conrad O’Brien attorneys have been selected as 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America:

Nancy J. Gellman – Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
Howard M. Klein – Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action – Defendants