James J. O'Brien

Of Counsel

Tel. 415.982.3600
  55 Francisco St., Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94133



James O'Brien has litigated cases for over 20 years. His primary area of expertise is toxic tort litigation, including managing numerous asbestos-related claims filed throughout the states of California and Oregon in both state and federal courts. He has managed cases for numerous premises, product and ship manufacturer clients from the inception of the cases through trial.

Mr. O'Brien is also an experienced estate planner and litigator, specializing in Special Needs planning and litigation and is a noted speaker in this area.

His education includes a Law degree, MBA and LLM in taxation. He is admitted to the California and Oregon State Bars.

When Jim is not practicing law he is involved as President of an urban outreach at-risk youth organization.

Admitted to Bar

California Bar 1994, US District Northern California 1994 and Central California 1998.

Oregon Bar 2004, Oregon District Court 2004.


University of New York at Oneonta, BA 1982

University of San Francisco, MBA 1985, JD 1993

Golden Gate University, LLM, 2008

Memberships and Appointments

American Bar Association

Bar Association of San Francisco

Bar Association of Marin