O’Brien & Ryan, LLP has extensive experience in representing clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including:

Products Liability

  • We have extensive experience in handling products liability matters. We represent clients in state and federal cases involving defective products, strict liability and breach of warranty. Our attorneys also have vast experience in cases involving medical devices and surgical products. We have successfully defended clients in the pedicle bone screw litigation and breast implant litigation. Our attorneys have also handled cases involving vending machines, automobiles, seatbelts, lighters and floor tiles. We represent manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of various products in commercial and business litigation. We have successfully defended clients in complex drug litigation, including cases involving Rezulin, fen-phen, and Baycol.

Premises Liability

  • We represent health care providers, businesses and homeowners in cases of general premises liability. We are also very experienced in representing clients involved in construction accidents.

Motor Vehicle Liability

  • Our attorneys possess extensive experience in litigating automobile cases. This practice group handles a wide range of motor vehicle accident cases. Our extensive experience in medical claims allow us to efficiently identify and evaluate all types of injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents. Our familiarity with medicine and causation defenses pertaining to injuries gives us a unique advantage over our opponents. Moreover, our access to, and experience with, top medical specialists provides our clients with the best possible representation.


  • We also represent major claims services companies in significant damages casualty cases. The firm is experienced in litigating issues involving insurance bad faith, workers’ compensation, unfair trade practices and insurance negligence.

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O'Brien & Ryan News

Defense Verdict on Behalf of Hospital in Pressure Wound Matter

Marshall L. Schwartz and Caitlin E. McCauley recently obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a hospital in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. The matter involved a patient who developed a pressure wound during an admission to the intensive...

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Addresses Juror Bias

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In Memoriam – John F. O’Brien, III

In Memoriam – John F. O’Brien, III

We remember and honor our cherished partner and friend, John F. O’Brien, III, who recently passed away after a long illness.
John will remain forever in our hearts.

Paul Peel to Participate on CLE Panel

On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Paul Peel will participate on the panel for Appeals for Trial Lawyers, a CLE that will provide an overview of key elements of appellate practice that are a must-know for trial attorneys. Offering their perspectives as judge, appellate practitioner and trial attorney, the panelists will provide key information regarding preservation and waiver issues, and tips for appellate advocacy, among other topics.

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