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Patrice S. O’Brien selected to co-chair Medical-Legal Committee of Philadelphia Bar Association

Patrice S. O’Brien, Of Counsel to the firm in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, has been selected to serve as a co-chair of the Medical-Legal Committee of the State Civil Litigation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

The Medical-Legal Committee monitors problems resulting from the interaction of the medical and legal professions. It works to administer the provisions of the Professional Code between the Philadelphia County Medical Society, the Philadelphia County Osteopathic Society and the Association. In addition, the Committee supplies speakers to hospitals and medical societies on forensic topics. It also monitors pending legislation in malpractice, health care, mental health and other areas.

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.  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