May 9, 2019
Matis Baum O’Connor is proud to announce that Alan S. Baum, M. Brian O’Connor, Marian Patchen Cullen, and David M. Chmiel have been selected by both Philadelphia Magazine and Pittsburgh Magazine as 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, an honor bestowed on only the top five percent of practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Baum, the Managing Shareholder of Matis Baum O’Connor, is a founding member of the firm. He focuses his practice on the representation of physicians, nursing homes, and other healthcare providers, particularly in the defense of medical malpractice lawsuits, and in related contract and employment litigation. Mr. Baum has extensive trial experience, having tried over 100 cases in his career. Mr. Baum also represents healthcare professionals in administrative matters involving professional licensing, certification, credentialing, discipline, and privileges. He has defended medical providers in malpractice and related lawsuits (including wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and defamation) in state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums throughout Western and Central Pennsylvania. View Mr. Baum’s full bio here.
Mr. O’Connor, a shareholder with Matis Baum O’Connor since 1994, focuses his practice on the defense of physicians, hospitals, and nursing homes in the defense of medical malpractice cases. He also represents physicians in licensing matters before the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine. Mr. O’Connor has particular expertise in the defense of ophthalmologists, optometrists orthopedic surgeons, general surgeons, ENT physicians, medical oncologists, and internists. Additionally, a portion of his practice is devoted to defending businesses in products liability matters, including elevator accidents and power line accidents. Mr. O’Connor has tried over 50 jury trials in counties across Western Pennsylvania and in the federal courts of the Western District and Middle District of Pennsylvania. He has represented countless defendants in mediations and arbitrations in healthcare-related litigation. View Mr. O’Connor’s full bio here.
Ms. Patchen Cullen, a shareholder with Matis Baum O’Connor since 1994, focuses her practice on medical malpractice defense, contract negotiation and litigation, including litigation of non-compete contracts and representation before state licensing boards, and personal injury litigation. She has represented specialty groups including interventional cardiology, OB/GYN, plastic surgery, urology, radiology, interventional radiology, family practice, internal medicine, nephrology, physiatry, orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, gastroenterology, emergency medicine, pathology, neurology, otolaryngology (ENT), and pediatrics. View Ms. Patchen Cullen’s full bio here.
Mr. Chmiel, a shareholder with Matis Baum O’Connor since 2009, focuses his practice in the defense of physicians and dentists, hospitals and long term care facilities and a host of other healthcare and medical providers, including physicians assistants, nurses, physical therapists and certified nurse anesthetists to name a few. Mr. Chmiel earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1992 and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995. View Mr. Chmiel’s full bio here.