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August 15, 2019

Conrad O’Brien Partners Recognized in Fourteen Practice Areas by “The Best Lawyers in America” 2020 Edition; Two Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in Their Practices

The Best Lawyers in America has named ten partners from Conrad O’Brien for inclusion in its 2020 edition for their practice in fourteen different practice areas. Howard Klein and Nick Centrella were also each recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America; Howard for Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants and Nick for Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants. “Lawyer of the Year” is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location. Two Conrad O’Brien partners have been recognized by Best Lawyers for the first time this year: Jud Aaron is recognized for Criminal Defense: White-Collar and Bob Feltoon is recognized for Insurance Law.


Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. As described by Best Lawyers, the publication 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 profession 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.


The following attorneys have been named as 2020 Best Lawyers:


  • Judson A. Aaron (2020): Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Louis C. Bechtle (2009): Arbitration; Mediation
  • Nicholas M. Centrella (2010): Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Bob N. Feltoon (2020): Insurance Law
  • Nancy J. Gellman (2001): Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants; Litigation - Antitrust; 
  • John (Jack) A. Guernsey (2010): Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Labor and Employment; Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Patricia M. Hamill (2010): Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • 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


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