PHILADELPHIA – December 19, 2012–Obermayer's partner Gary M. Samms has recently been named by Suburban Life magazine reader’s as one of 2012’s Awesome Attorneys.”

Suburban Life spotlights Pennsylvania region’s top attorneys according to their particular areas of expertise. Hundreds of votes were cast for leading attorneys in various areas of practice, from business law and criminal-defense law to personal-injury law and malpractice law.

Samms is a member of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP's Litigation and Health Care Departments as well as the Intellectual Property Group. He has comprehensive experience in complex civil litigation matters. His law practice concentrates in the areas of commercial, medical malpractice professional liability, healthcare and intellectual property litigation.

Samms is a recognized speaker and lecturer, most frequently speaking on trial tactics, experts and cross-examination. He has also been published in various health care publications on topics varying from Informed Consent to Selecting an Expert. He has also been featured on Fox Business News' "Xpert Forum."  He also serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and serves as a trained mediator.

Samms has gained acclaim for his trial work trying over 150 major jury trials.  He has been named three times to the lists as one of Pennsylvania's Top 100 Lawyers and one of Philadelphia's Top 100 Lawyers by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®.  He has been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in the past seven consecutive years, an honor bestowed upon only 5% of Pennsylvania lawyers.  He has previously been named one of "Pennsylvania's 50 on the Fast Track" in 2001 by his peers.