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About O’brien & Ryan

Skill and Tenacity in all Aspects of Representation

For decades, O’Brien & Ryan, LLP, has represented entities and individuals in state and federal courts throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as in administrative tribunals and various alternative dispute forums covering a diverse range of legal matters from complex litigation to simple personal cases. We remain on the leading edge of technological advances in both the office and courtroom settings. We are comprised of attorneys selected for their wide range of legal experience and strong commitment to their clients. The size of the firm allows each client to enjoy personal and consistent attention.

Our clients range from major hospitals, educational institutions and Fortune 500 companies to individual professionals and smaller commercial enterprises. O’Brien & Ryan has a well-deserved reputation as a firm that is rich in trial experience. Clients look to O’Brien & Ryan because our willingness to take cases to trial consistently yields superior results.

O'Brien & Ryan News

Defense Verdict on behalf of Podiatrist in Philadelphia County

Heather Hansen and paralegal Beth Carson recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a podiatrist in a case involving allegations of failure to timely diagnose melanoma.  The plaintiff brought suit against two podiatrists, his primary care physician, and a...

Defense Verdict on Behalf of Urologist

Michael O. Pitt and paralegal Elizabeth Carson-Nave recently received a defense verdict on behalf of a urologist in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. The matter involved a 60-year old male who underwent robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy for treatment of...

Defense Verdict on behalf of Orthopaedic Surgeon

Heather Hansen and paralegal Lexi Romney recently received a defense verdict on behalf of an orthopaedic surgeon in Philadelphia County. A 65-year-old woman presented to the orthopaedic surgeon with knee pain. MRI demonstrated a non-displaced occult fracture of the...

Defense Verdict on Behalf of Pulmonologist

Tracie Vizza, Mary Kay Plyter and paralegal Lexi Romney recently received a defense verdict on behalf of a pulmonologist/critical care physician in Chester County. A 67 year old woman who had been treating with her pulmonologist for six years for a chronic and...

Defendants Cannot Use ACA to Calculate Future Life Care Costs

The Honorable Kim R. Gibson of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania recently granted a plaintiffs’ motion in limine to preclude the defendant from submitting calculations of future life care costs that were based on...

10 Attorneys Selected to 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Each year, on a state-by-state basis, Super Lawyers selects attorneys using peer nominations and evaluations along with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, and those selected represent the top five percent of the total lawyers in each state.

OBR Supports Toys for Tots 2019

For the 2019 holiday season, O’Brien & Ryan, LLP proudly partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program to collect new unwrapped toys for distribution to benefit kids in the local community. To find out more, or to make a donation, please visit toysfortots.org.

Anthony P. DeMichele appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Benchmark School in Media, PA

O’Brien & Ryan, LLP is proud to announce that Anthony P. DeMichele has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Benchmark School in Media, PA. The Benchmark School has made it their mission to develop each child’s capacity to find successful pathways to academic achievement and social growth. For more information about the Benchmark School, please visit their website.


Our attorneys are engaged in a diverse practice of law with an emphasis on litigation. We have assembled an experienced team of lawyers who practice in the areas of commercial litigation, general liability and casualty, health care law, mass torts, medical device and pharmaceutical products, medical malpractice, nursing home and long-term care and professional liability. We provide comprehensive legal representation to both public and private clients. Our attorneys have served as liaison counsel in large coordinated litigations involving pharmaceuticals, surgical implants and medical devices, among others.

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