O'Brien and Ryan, LLP - Attorneys at Law
Alan W. Focht

(1961 - 2005)

Sadly, our partner, colleague, and friend, Alan Focht, passed away in 2005. He is greatly missed.

Alan W. Focht was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Mr. Focht served as lead trial counsel for over sixteen years in major medical malpractice and complex product liability claims. Mr. Focht tried successfully to verdict cases involving cardio-thoracic and cardio-vascular surgeries, spinal crush fractures with failed instrumentation, obstetrical cases involving cerebral palsy, vaccine related brain injuries, neurosurgical and numerous other complex medical negligence claims. Mr. Focht served as trial counsel in the area of statutory liquidations of liability carriers and self-insured healthcare plans. His work also included insurance coverage issues and insurance fraud litigation. Mr. Focht was Philadelphia counsel to a Massachusetts manufacturing company in product litigation defense litigation. In addition to litigation in the five (5) County region Courts of Common Pleas, Mr. Focht practiced in both Eastern and Western District Courts and also the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court.

Alan's Obituary - Printed in the October 5, 2005 Issue of The Legal Intelligencer.

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1990


  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1986, J.D.
  • Pennsylvania State University, 1983, B.S.
    • Honors: Lambda Alpha Epsilon

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