I began my career by working as a Research Attorney for a Family Court Judge in March 2001, after graduating from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. After working for a Family Court Judge for five years and watching what trials do to families, I decided that I would do whatever it takes to avoid high conflict divorces that ended in divorce trials. After joining a firm in March 2006 that had a quality reputation for their dedication in helping families through divorce as amicably as possible, I completed my Family Mediation training in April 2006 and my domestic violence training in May 2006. I competed Collaborative Practice training in May 2008. I completed the ICLE Family Law Certificate Program in May of 2008.
I have now opened my own office in Fenton, MI. I have many options available for any budget and situation. I handle cases in Livingston, Genessee, Washtenaw and Oakland Counties.
I am a firm believer that when cases are mediated, especially before or soon after filing, the children are much less negatively affected by the divorce. I believe that mediation or Collaborative Practice are a wonderful alternative to Court. I am dedicated to being a fair and neutral mediator that will assist the parties in obtaining an agreement that both parties are able to live with.
Licensed since 2001
I endorse this lawyer's work. Jamie is extremely hard-working, caring and creative. She knows the court system very well, but is also very skilled at alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and collaborative practice.
Monika Sacks Divorce & Separation Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
Jamie is a conscientious, hard-working lawyer that always tries to help her clients remain calm in a hard situation. Her relationships with other attorneys are excellent; her ability to gain rapport with clients and advise to their best interests phenomenal.
Nicole Wipp Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|MI||Active And In Good Standing||2001||12/13/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|SuperLawyer- Rising Star||SuperLawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer- Rising Star||Super Lawyers!||2008|
|Attorney and Mediator||Jamie L. O'Brien, PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach, & Buiteweg, P.C.||2006 - 2011|
|Research Attorney||Livingston County Probate Court||2001 - 2006|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Washtenaw County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Livingston County Child Abuse Prevention Council||Vice-Chairperson||N/A|
|Livingston State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Michigan State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Livingston County Family Law Section||Co-chair||N/A|
|Washtenaw County Family Law Section||Past Co-Chair||N/A|
|Thomas Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|Arizona State University||Justice Studies||Bachelors of Science||1995|
|Divorce and Family Law Seminars||Important Topics and Trends in Divorce/Family Law||2011|
|Monthly Divorce Options Seminars||Divorce Options||2010|
|Therapist Seminar||Family Law and Mediation||2007|