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August 20, 2020

Conrad O'Brien Partners Recognized in Fourteen Practice Areas by "The Best Lawyers in America" 2021 Edition; Two Associates recognized by "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" in Their Practices

The Best Lawyers in America named ten Conrad O’Brien partners for inclusion in its 2021 edition for their practice in fourteen different practice areas. In addition, two Conrad O’Brien associates were recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, a new award initiative for 2021. Meghan Farley was recognized for Criminal Defense: White Collar and Stacy Orvetz was recognized for Commercial Litigation.


The Best Lawyers in America is based entirely on peer review. As described by Best Lawyers, “the publication was created four decades ago to fill an industry void and serve as a valuable resource to those in need of a lawyer highlighting top legal talent as selected by their peers.” New this year, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, “recognized attorneys who are earlier in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States”. Since 1981, 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 2021 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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