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Patrice S. O’Brien speaks at Pennsylvania Association for Justice CLE event on April 8

Patrice S. O’Brien, an attorney with Rawle & Henderson LLP, participated in a CLE event hosted by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice on April 8, 2016.  The event, titled “What’s It Worth? Evaluating and Settling Personal Injury Cases,” included a panel discussion of a series of hypothetical cases after which the panel privately put a “price” on the case.  The range of “prices” was then compared and discussed by the panelists and the audience.  The seminar also looked at settlement techniques, the impact of the Fair Share Act, considerations for court conciliations, how to find the right person for ADR through mediation and arbitration, and ethical considerations from inadvertent disclosures of information. The event was held at the Top of the Tower, 1717 Arch Street, in Philadelphia.

Patrice S. O’Brien, Of Counsel to the firm in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office, 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 law degree from Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in 1986. 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 is also currently 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