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Patrice O’Brien and Cheng To named Of Counsel to the Firm

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that Patrice S. O’Brien and Cheng I. To have been named Of Counsel to the Firm, effective January 1, 2016.

Patrice S. O’Brien has practiced as a civil trial lawyer for over 20 years in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability and environmental, toxic and mass torts in the mid-Atlantic region.  She received her undergraduate degree from Delaware Valley College, magna cum laude, in 1983, and her law degree from Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in 1986.  Patrice is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  She serves as a co-chair of the Medical-Legal Committee of the State Civil Litigation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.  For the past eight years, she has been 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.

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

Cheng I. To concentrates her practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicle companies, casualty and premises liability matters, workers’ compensation litigation and employment law matters.  She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2004 with a B.A. in Philosophy and a J.D. from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in 2007.  While at Temple, Cheng was invited to join the Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Honor Society based on her performance in the Samuel Polsky Moot Court Competition. She was also a member of the I. Herman Stern Competition Committee. During law school, she was a Certified Legal Intern at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and SEPTA. Prior to joining the firm, Cheng served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Joseph E. Kane of the Atlantic County Superior Court, Civil Division.  She is admitted to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.  Cheng participated in the 2014 TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.  She was one of 23 attorneys who graduated from this selective and intensive trial practice program.

Cheng can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4295 • cto@rawle.com