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Michelle O'Brien's practice includes a wide variety of subject matters including oil and gas, energy, real estate, commercial lending, and corporate and commercial transactions. She is a Certified Mineral Manager as awarded by the National Association of Royalty Owners. In connection with this certification, Attorney O’Brien founded O’Brien Mineral Management LLC, which provides numerous services to royalty owners, including auditing of their monthly royalty checks.  Attorney O’Brien has been an adjunct professor at the University of Scranton since 2010 teaching both undergraduate and Masters of Business Administration classes on the topic of Business Law.


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Practice areas


  1. Oil & Gas: 60%
    10 years
  2. Business: 15%
    13 years
  3. Real Estate: 15%
    13 years
  4. Debt Agreements: 10%
    13 years



Hourly ($150-300/hour), contingent (5-34%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brandon Henry Leopoldus

    I have worked for, referred business to, and had Attorney O'Brien consult with me on a number of issues throughout the years. She has a knack for finding straight forward solutions that are easy to understand and implement. She has a practical approach to issues and is a masterful negotiator. She is a superb attorney and I recommend her above all others in Pennsylvania.


    Brandon Leopoldus Business Attorney
    Relationship: Family member

  • Carrie Ann Buscarini

    Attorney O'Brien is an excellent attorney and I have referred her a number of clients over the years. If you are seeking legal representation pertaining to your business, real estate, and/or oil and gas rights; you will not be disappointed if you contact Attorney O'Brien. I highly recommend her.


    Carrie Buscarini Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

O'Brien Law Group LLC (The)

4099 Birney Ave
The O'Brien Law Group LLC
Moosic, PA, 18507-1565


DCActive 200311/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2014
Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2013
Northeast Pennsylvania Bar AssociationTop 20 Under 402012
Rising StarPhiladelphia Magazine2006
Top 25 Women in BusinessNortheast Pennsylvania Business Journal2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor - EntrepreneurshipUniversity of Scranton2013 - Present
Certified Mineral Manager and OwnerO'Brien Mineral Management LLC2011 - Present
Adjunct Professor - Business LawThe University of Scranton2010 - Present
Attorney and OwnerThe O'Brien Law Group LLC2009 - Present
AttorneyRosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, LLP2005 - 2009
AttorneyLerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Royalty OwnersN/A2011 - Present
Circle 200N/A2011 - Present
Association of Women Lawyers of Lackawanna CountyPresident2010 - 2011
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Lackawanna County Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Demchak Partners Liimited Partnership et al v. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C.Settlement Pending Court Approval
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Publication nameTitleDate
NARO PA NewsletterIs Marcellus Shale Gas a “Mineral?” The Pennsylvania Superior Court thinks it May Be2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PA/NY NARO PA Annual ConferenceOil and Gas: What Issues are Affecting Landowners Today2012
Lackawanna County Bar Association CLEOil and Gas Post Leasing Issues2012
Hot Topics in Oil and GasMid Stream Operations2012