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Louis Fryman has represented a wide variety of clients in business transactions, white collar criminal defense, and complex commercial litigation. Lou contributes his experience to Conrad O’Brien’s alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practice, handling arbitrations and mediations. Before he joined Conrad O’Brien in 2008, Lou was a partner with Fox Rothschild LLP, where he served in various leadership roles, including managing partner and chair of the firm. He has received many honors for both his professional accomplishments and his ongoing commitment to service in the legal and broader community. Lou was an adjunct professor in the master’s program of trial advocacy at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.


Villanova Law School, J.D.


Pennsylvania State University, B.S.


  • Pennsylvania

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

  • Supreme Court of the United States

Life Beyond the Office

Lou has provided service and leadership to many community organizations, including Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Lankenau Hospital Foundation, Main Line Health (board of governors), The Episcopal Academy (former chairman), Jewish Community Center of Greater Philadelphia (director), Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition (past president), Walnut Street Theatre (past chairman), Prince Theatre of Chestertown, MD (past chairman), Public Health Fund, and Progressive Business Publications. He also served as commissioner of the Township of Lower Merion (1971–1979).

Honors & Affiliations

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation (2006–present); Corporate Law (2006–present)

  • Listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2004–present)

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Recipient of the Benjamin F. Levy Community Service Award, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society (2007)

  • Recipient of Sunshine Foundation Humanitarian Award (2006)

  • Recipient of the Penn State Thespians Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Performing Arts (2002)

  • Fellow, The American College of Trial Lawyers since 1984 (former state chair and regent for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, 1998–2001)

  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers (1999–2016)

  • Member (1998–2012), Chair (2002–2012), State Ethics Commission of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • President, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation (2009)

  • Co-chair, Committee of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Philadelphia Bar Association (2008)

  • Chair, Senior Lawyers Professional and Public Service Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association (2006–2007)

  • Chair, Lawyers Advisory Committee of the Judicial Council of the Third Judicial Circuit (2005)

  • Appointed by Governor Ridge to the Judiciary Advisory Commission (1995, 2001, 2002)

  • President, Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia (2002)

  • Appointed by U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and Rick Santorum to the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission of Pennsylvania (1996, 1997, 1998)

  • President, Philadelphia Bar Foundation (1995)