Michael D. O'Brien is the Managing Partner of Michael D. O'Brien & Associates PC - an insolvency boutique law firm emphasising legal solutions to debt problems. Although born in Seattle, Mike has been an Oregon native since he was 3 months old. He is a graduate of Wilson High School and the University of Oregon where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree with a major in History. After graduating from the University of Oregon, Mike attended the University of Wisconsin Law School and completed his studies to earn the Doctor of Law degree in December 1994. Mike was admitted to practice law in Oregon in April of 1995. He was admitted in Wisconsin in May of 1995, and licensed in Washington in September 1997.
Mike's practice focuses on bankruptcy for small business owners and complex chapter 7 and 13 cases. Mike also represents individuals and small business owners in chapter 11 reorganization proceedings. In 2007, Mike received Board Certification as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification. He is a frequent speaker on Debtor Creditor issues and an active member of the Oregon State Bar Debtor/Creditor section.
Mike is married to his darling wife Cheri, and they have four children - Kyle, Toran, Maguire and Jocelyn. Although his legal practice keeps him busy Mike is a dedicated husband and father who never misses his kids sporting events and is frequently camping with one son and the Boy Scouts.
Licensed since 1995
Hourly ($180-340/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
I endorse this lawyer's work without reservation. I have known and worked with Michael O'Brien for over 15 years and throughout he has always been extremely professional and knowledgeable in his area of practice. Over the years I have refererd numerous clients to him and I have yet to hear anything but positive comments from my clients.
Bernt Jacobsen Estate Planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. I have worked closely with him in the past and look forward to doing so again when the opportunity arises. His attention to detail and his knowledge of the law in his field are very impressive. I refer my own clients to him whenever its appropriate.
Greg Austin Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pro Bono Award||Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section||2014|
|Top 10 Attorney Award - Bankruptcy Law||National Academy for Bankruptcy Attorneys||2014|
|Top 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award||American Institute of Bankruptcy Attorneys||2014|
|Pro Bono Award||Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section||2013|
|Board Certification as Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney||American Board of Certification||2012|
|Pro Bono Award||Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section||2012|
|Pro Bona Award||Debtor Creditor Section - Oregon State Bar||2011|
|Managing Partner||Michael D. O'Brien & Associates PC||2014 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Oliveros & O'Brien, P.C.||2000 - 2014|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys||Member||2002 - Present|
|American Bankruptcy Institute||Member||2002 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Debtor-Creditor Section||Member||1996 - Present|
|Specialty Contractor - Painting operation||Liquidating Plan in Chapter 11|
|Home Saved and Lien Stripped||Success Discharge|
|Small Business Owner Navigates Chapter 7||Chapter 7 No Asset Discharge|
|University of Wisconsin Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|University of Oregon||History||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Monthly Continuing Education for Realtors||Short Sales in Real Estate||2012|
|Foreclosure Roundtable||Bankruptcy solutions for Individual facing foreclosure||2012|
|Winter CLE||Foreclosure Defense and MERS Issues||2011|
|Monthly Continuing Education||Families in Transition - Bankruptcy and Family Law impact on Real Estate||2011|
|Individual and Small Business Chapter 11 Cases||Chapter 11 Practical Considerations||2009|
|Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section Annual Meeting||Intersection of Family Law and Bankruptcy||2008|