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We provide legal service to everyday people on a wide range of legal issues, both personal and business related. Clients and potential clients have the opportunity to consult with us for any legal matter and we provide guidance before fees are imposed. If we cannot answer your questions or provide further legal service then we provide referrals and tips for selecting qualified representation.


Practice areas


  1. Employee Benefits: 40%
    24 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    24 years
  3. Workers Compensation: 15%
    24 years
  4. General Practice: 10%
    24 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($150-225/hour), contingent (20-35%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Stephen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael D. Sherman

    In the past, I have been opposing legal counsel in workers compensation cases with Attorney O'Brien. I found him to be prepared regarding his cases. He worked to obtain a good outcome for his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael Sherman Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Stephen J. O'Brien & Associates

650 Ridge Road
Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA, 15205-9503


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerStephen J. O'Brien & Associates2001 - Present
Non-Equity PartnerGatz, Cohen, Segal & Koerner, PA.1991 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice2007 - 2008
International Foundation of Employee Benefit PlansMember1996 - 2008
United States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitAdmitted to Practice1996 - 2008
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember1991 - 2008
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1990 - 2008
Pennsylvania Supreme CourtAdmitted to Practice1990 - 2008
United States District Court for the Western District of PennsylvaniaAdmitted to Practice1990 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
PNC Bank v. W.C.A.B.(Stamos)Claimant successful
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Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Act Fact BookFACT BOOK2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wake Forest University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of PittsburghBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
USWA District 10 Annual Workers Compensation ConferenceWorkers Compensation Law2007