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August 15, 2013

Matthew Kimball and Robert O'Brien Named Among Best Lawyers in America 2014

Matthew L. Kimball and Robert P. O’Brien of Baltimore-based Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the areas of Real Estate Law, and Admiralty & Maritime Law and Franchise Law, respectively. Matthew L. Kimball is the Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department and has practiced for 30 years in the areas of commercial real estate and general commercial litigation. Mr. Kimball is a LEED Accredited Professional, and is Chair of the Legislation Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council, Maryland Chapter, and is also a Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. 

Robert P. O’Brien has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2010. He is a partner in the litigation department and has been practicing for over 30 years concentrating on admiralty and maritime law and defense of claims in commercial litigation, as well as claims involving commercial contract disputes. Mr. O'Brien has been a proctor member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States since 1981 and he is currently a member of the MLA's Maritime Torts and Casualties Committee.

About Best Lawyers in America®

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC) has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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