Mr. O’Brien focuses his practice broadly on commercial matters, municipal matters, and general litigation. Mr. O’Brien devotes a substantial amount of time defending creditors against individual and class claims that the creditors have violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Additionally, Mr. O’Brien’s practice extends to white collar criminal defense, regulatory enforcement matters, internal investigations, and complex civil and securities litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. O'Brien worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the New York City Law Department. 



ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Education
  • University at Buffalo, School of Law, The State University of New York, J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • Bates College, B.A., 2009

Honors & Awards
  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers®, Rising Star, 2019-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch©, 2022-2024

Community Involvement
  • Erie County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Board of Directors
  • Associate Village Justice, Village of Orchard Park
  • South Buffalo Community Table, Board Member
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