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Patrice O’Brien appointed to Hearing Committee of Disciplinary Board of PA Supreme Court

Patrice S. O’Brien has been appointed as a Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Her three-year term begins July 1, 2019. Hearing Committee Members serve as volunteers to conduct hearings and act as a formal reviewing body to determine if a case can move forward in pursuit of a particular course of discipline.

Patrice has practiced as a civil trial lawyer for over 30 years in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, catastrophic loss and premises liability in the Mid-Atlantic region. She is Of Counsel to the Firm in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. She received her undergraduate degree from Delaware Valley College, magna cum laude, in 1983, and law degree from Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in 1986.

For 10 years, Patrice was the captain of Rawle & Henderson LLP’s race team for the annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure, helping to raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer. For the last three years, she has participated in the review of breast cancer research applications for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Patrice served a two-year term as co-chair of the Medical–Legal Committee of the State Civil Litigation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Patrice can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4222 • pobrien@rawle.com