Mannion Prior

Obadiah G. English

Obadiah G. English

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(610) 265-7800

Obadiah "Obie" G. English joined Mannion Prior, LLP in December 2009 and was named a partner in January 2015. His practice is concentrated in litigation involving trusts, estates, guardianships, and other fiduciary matters, and select matters related to commercial and general civil litigation. He has represented both individuals and corporate clients in a variety of matters in the Orphans’ Court and the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Pennsylvania, including will and trust disputes, probate disputes, and fiduciary surcharge actions, and has appeared on appellate matters before the Superior and Commonwealth Courts of Pennsylvania. Currently, Obie is representing clients in numerous ongoing will contests in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, as well as various trust and fiduciary litigation matters in each of these counties.


  • J.D. 2003, Seton Hall University School of Law

  • B.A 1998, Wake Forest University

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

  • Admitted to practice in Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Districts of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania


  • The Best Lawyers in America ©, Litigation and Trusts & Estates – 2018-2019


  • Probate & Tax Section of the Montgomery County Bar Association, Chair

  • Orphans’ Court Section of the Bucks County Bar Association, Former Chair

  • Probate & Trust Law Section of the Philadelphia County Bar Association, Member

  • Bucks County Orphans’ Court Advisory, Member

  • Joint Justice Center Committee of Montgomery Bar Association and 38th Judicial District Judges, Member

Previous Experience

  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, 2006-2009

  • Donovan Hatem LLP, 2003-2006