Conrad O’Brien Again Named As One of the Country’s and Region’s Preeminent Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

November 1, 2016

Conrad O'Brien is pleased to announce that the Firm has again been named as one of the country's and Philadelphia region's preeminent law firms by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in the 2017 edition of the “Best Law Firms” rankings. The Firm has received Tier 1 rankings in the Philadelphia area for: Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Litigation – Labor & Employment; Litigation – Trusts & Estates; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. The Firm has also received national recognition, receiving a Tier 2 ranking for Mass Tort Litigation/ Class Actions-Defendants. This year, the Firm has raised its Philadelphia-area rankings in Litigation – Trusts & Estates, for which it received a Tier 1 ranking, and in Litigation – Intellectual Property, for which it received a Tier 2 ranking.

According to Best Lawyers, "Firms included in the 2017 ‘Best Law Firms’ list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. . . . The ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and . . . information provided by law firms.”

Earlier in the year, nine Conrad O’Brien lawyers were honored by being listed in the 2017 Best Lawyers in America based on votes by other members of the Bar in recognition of their decades of successful litigation track-record and negotiations on behalf of their corporate clients.

The complete rankings are as follows:

Tier 1 Metropolitan Philadelphia
• Commercial Litigation
• Criminal Defense: White-Collar
• Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
• Litigation – Labor & Employment
• Litigation – Trusts & Estates
• Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
• Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
• Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Tier 2 National
• Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

Tier 2 Metropolitan Philadelphia
• Arbitration
• Corporate Law
• Litigation – Antitrust
• Litigation – Intellectual Property
• Mediation
• Municipal Law

Tier 3 National
• Commercial Litigation
• Litigation – Antitrust
• Litigation – Labor & Employment

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant 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.

About Conrad O’Brien:
Conrad O’Brien is one of the country’s leading litigation law firms, with a client base of multi-national corporations, entrepreneurial start-ups, partnerships and individuals. The Firm has been recognized in Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as being “forward-thinking, adaptive and attuned to the needs of their business." The Firm is known for its work handling complex commercial litigation, class actions, white collar criminal matters, including internal corporate investigations, professional liability, products liability, and mass torts matters.