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August 15, 2016

Matthew Kimball and Robert O’Brien Receive 2017 “Best Lawyers in America” Honors

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© 2017 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 law and general commercial litigation. Mr. Kimball is a LEED Accredited Professional, and is Past Chair of the Advocacy Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council, Maryland Chapter, and is also a Fellow and State Chair of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Mr. Kimball has been listed in Best Lawyers in the field of Real Estate Law since 2014.

Robert P. O’Brien has been listed in Best Lawyers in the fields of Admiralty & Maritime Law and Franchise Law since 2010. He is a partner in the litigation department and has been practicing for 40 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® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.  Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey.  Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore 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.”

About Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP

Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP is a full-service mid-Atlantic law firm providing quality legal services since 1838 when it was founded as the first law firm in Maryland. Niles Barton represents corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, municipalities, sureties, contractors, developers, design professionals, nonprofits, and other professional organizations in the following areas of law: corporate, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, employment, commercial real estate, estates and trusts, commercial litigation, professional liability, insurance, construction, surety, fidelity, maritime, complex civil litigation, and appeals. We take a dynamic and forward-thinking approach to the way we practice law, develop solutions, and serve our clients. Visit www.nilesbarton.com for more information.

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