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Susan Millican O'Brian
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Susan Millican O'Brian

also known as Susan O'Brian

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family

About Me

The above video is a couple of years old.  A new one is currently on my web page - www.smobrian.com.  


I began practicing family law in 1986.  I knew from the moment I started law school that I would be a family law attorney because I had the advantage of having worked 10 years in the legal field prior to going to law school.  I worked for attorneys who saw the practice of family law as just another "business" venture - another way to make money. 


I, on the other hand, cared about the person, and knew that once I was a licensed attorney, my practice would look entirely different.  I wanted clients to feel cared for and accepted, and to know that I would be extremely effective in helping them with their case.  And after almost 29 years of practicing family law, I can honestly say that my passion for people and for family law has resulted in a great feeling of accomplishment. 


I have had the privilege of representing some wonderful men and women, some of whom still keep in touch with me today.  I have had the privilege of appearing before some excellent King County Family Law Commissioners and King County Judges, some of whom are no longer with us, and I feel validated by the kind and complimentary comments I have received from them over the years about my approach to family law, my thoroughness, and my civility in the process.  I now have the privilege of working with three wonderful associate attorneys, and brainstorming with them on all of their cases.  I am now focusing my personal practice on representing people who wish to be involved in the collaborative law process.  

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Divorce & Separation: 75%
    29 years
  2. Family: 25%
    29 years

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Contact Info

O'Brian & Associates

Redmond Town Center
7525 166th Avenue N East Suite D230
Redmond, WA, 98052

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive198607/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Certificate of AppreciationKing County Superior Court2005
Certificate of AppreciationKing County Superior Court2004
Certificate of AppreciationKing County Superior Court2003
Certificate of AppreciationKing County Superior Court2002
Certificate of AppreciationKing County Superior Court2001
Certificate of AppreciationKing County Superior Court2000
Certificate of AppreciationKing County Superior Court1999
Certificate of AppreciationKing County Superior Court1998

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Snohomish County Bar Association & Family Law SectionMember1990 - Present
American Bar Association & Family Law SectionMember1986 - Present
Washington State Bar Association & Family Law SectionMember1986 - Present
King County Bar Association & Family Law SectionMember1986 - Present
East King County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Washington Collaborative LawMemberN/A
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In re Marriage of JorgensenFather awarded custody

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Puget Sound School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Metropolitan State College of DenverBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Seattle University Law SchoolUnbundled Legal Services2004
Edmonds Community College, Paralegal ProgramDissolution2001