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August 15, 2018

Paul Finamore, Matthew Kimball and Robert O’Brien Recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Paul M. Finamore, Matthew L. Kimball and Robert P. O’Brien of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 in the following practice areas:

  • Paul M. Finamore in Litigation – Insurance
  • Matthew L. Kimball in Real Estate Law
  • Robert P. O'Brien in Admiralty & Maritime Law

Paul M. Finamore is a partner in the Litigation Department with over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer retained as lead counsel on a wide variety of cases in the areas of general liability, professional liability, and employment law. His experience includes litigation of various first and third-party insurance claims including insurance fraud, professional liability claims involving accountants, insurance agents, and dentists, among others, as well as the defense of employment claims. He is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC) and a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Finamore serves on the DRI Employment Law Steering Committee as Liaison to the FDCC and as Litigation Tactics Chair. He is an active member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), the Claims & Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance, and Eagle International Associates, Inc.

Matthew L. Kimball is the Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Department and has practiced commercial real estate law for 30 years. 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 also serves on the Board of Directors of the Episcopal Housing Corporation in Baltimore. Mr. Kimball has been listed in Best Lawyers® in the field of Real Estate Law since 2014.

Robert P. O’Brien has been recognized in Best Lawyers® in the area of Admiralty & Maritime 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. 

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