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May 20, 2015

Conrad O'Brien Once Again Ranked Among Best in Class in Litigation

Conrad O’Brien Ranked Among Best in Class in Litigation; Individual Conrad O’Brien Attorneys in Top Rankings


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (May 2015) – The 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, has ranked Conrad O’Brien as one of the best in class in Pennsylvania for Commercial Litigation. Additionally, six Conrad O’Brien Shareholders were individually ranked as top leaders in the industry. 


Chambers USA lists Conrad O’Brien as one of the top six law firms (Band 2) in Pennsylvania for Commercial Litigation.  Chambers USA describes Conrad O’Brien as a respected litigation boutique with a breadth of expertise representing all manner of companies in high-value and bet-the-company litigation. The firm also offers expertise in cases ranging from class action defense to professional liability and white-collar litigation.


Chambers USA highlights Conrad O’Brien as “very knowledgeable, thorough and detail-oriented attorneys.”  “The quality is very high and the culture of the firm is very strong.” Several Conrad O’Brien attorneys were further praised in Chambers USA:


  • James J. Rohn, Chairman, “very well thought of in the white-collar criminal area” , “great strategist”
  • Nancy J. Gellman, “first rate litigator” and is considered “very strong in the appellate area”
  • John A. Guernsey, Shareholder, is recognized as a “very tenacious litigator and one of the smartest guys in town.”
  • Howard M. Klein, Shareholder, is recognized as being “a very accomplished trial lawyer.”
  • Nicholas M. Centrella, Managing Partner, is described as one of the firm’s “rising stars”
  • Matthew H. Haverstick, Named as Up and Coming;  “has a very good trial instinct,” and “works very hard to succeed for his client.”                                                             

For nearly 25 years, Chambers and Partners has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. The company has over 140 full-time researchers who conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide, which establish the Chambers USA rankings. The qualities on which the rankings are assessed include firm-wide strengths, areas of expertise, and reputation in the legal market.


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