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James K. O'Brien

James K. O'Brien

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Environmental and Natural Resources, Litigation

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Licensed since 1977

  1. Environmental and Natural Resources: 75%
    26 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    38 years

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801 W Big Beaver Rd Ste 500
Troy, MI, 48084



MIActive And In Good Standing197712/13/2014

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Listed in "The Best Lawyers In America" 2009 EditionAmerican Lawyer Media2009
Michigan "Super Lawyer" in Environmental LawLaw & Politics Media2008
Michigan "Super Lawyer" in Environmental LawLaw & Politics Media2007
Michigan "Super Lawyer" in Environmental LawLaw & Politics®2006

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderDean & Fulkerson1995 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Michigan, Environmental Law Section, Program CommitteeCo-chair2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Safety National Casualty Corp. v. City of LivoniaJudgment for Plaintiff

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Publication NameTitleDate
Michigan Lawyers WeeklyWind Power Generation in Michigan2009
Dean & Fulkerson NewsletterEminent Domain Update2007
Dean & Fulkerson NewsletterReasons to Consider Buying a Contaminated Site for Your New Business Location2007
Michigan Environmental Law JournalLead Based Paint: A Primer1994
Laches, Oakland County Bar Association MagazineFederal Guidelines as an Aid to Avoiding or Reducing Punishment for Environmental Crimes1994


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Wayne State UniversityLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of MichiganPsychologyBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar of Michigan ConferenceEnvironmental Insurance2006
Annual Conference, Certified Hazaedous Materials Managers of MichiganLegal Liability of environmental Professionals2003