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May 24, 2013

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

The 2013 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, five Conrad O’Brien Shareholders were individually ranked as top leaders in the industry.  


Chambers USA lists Conrad O’Brien as one of the top five law firms (Band 2) in Pennsylvania for Commercial Litigation.  Chambers USA describes Conrad O’Brien as having “an impressive reputation for its litigation capabilities in Pennsylvania.  Its enviable client roster spans a wide range of industries, including chemical, energy and technology… The group also has extensive experience representing law firms in professional liability and malpractice cases….”  


Chambers USA highlights Conrad O’Brien as “outstanding” and cites sources impressed with the firm’s attorneys’ “dedication, tenacity, integrity and legal acumen.”  Several Conrad O’Brien attorneys were further praised in Chambers USA


  • James J. RohnChairman, “is hailed by clients as a ‘highly skilled, highly professional, highly competent lawyer,’” whose “judgment is outstanding.”
  • Nancy J. GellmanVice Chair“is widely praised by peers and clients,” and is recognized for her “great attention to detail” and described as “extremely responsive” and “a very practical, pragmatic lawyer.”
  • John A. GuernseyShareholder, is recognized for his experience with “complex commercial litigation across a broad range of practice areas, including IP, toxic torts, insurance coverage and product liability.”
  • Howard M. KleinShareholder, is recognized for his “significant experience dealing with commercial, construction or medical malpractice litigation” and described as “very knowledgeable.”
  • Nicholas M. CentrellaManaging Partner, is “a strong trial lawyer” with “an engaging personality” and “really works hard for his clients.”

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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