J. Patrick O’Brien

Mr. O’Brien is an equity member in the firm’s non-bankruptcy litigation department and one of the original founders of the firm. Mr. O’Brien is a litigation and legal counselor who has represented governments, financial institutions, commercial developers and other institutional clients. He also acts as general counsel for several of his financial clients and serves as the City Attorney for the City of Norcross, Georgia. Mr. O’Brien has been involved in complex litigation in state and federal court and at the appellate level.

Early on Mr. O’Brien maintained an active criminal, financial and domestic relations practice. As the institutional portion of his business expanded his emphasis shifted to his government, financial and commercial development clients exclusively. Mr. O’Brien has also developed a successful catastrophic Plaintiff’s personal injury practice with several seven-figure results. Mr. O’Brien’s litigation practice has involved numerous complex litigation strategies primarily in defense of the firm’s clients encompassing extensive and complex discovery, dispositive motions, trial preparation and trial.

Mr. O’Brien’s financial clients also rely on him for strategic, legal and business advice as general counsel which permits him to take an active role in the day-to-day operation of his financial clients’ business.

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell