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Robert P O'brien

Admiralty and maritime Attorney at Baltimore, MD

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  • Licensed for 46 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1977
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Mr. O'Brien's practice is focused upon the defense of claims in commercial litigation. He has had extensive experience in defending maritime claims (including cargo damage, collision, personal injury and death), inland marine claims, non-maritime trucking industry claims (including cargo damage, personal injury, death and coverage issues), claims involving warehousemen, freight forwarders, transportation brokers and terminal operators, as well as claims involving commercial contract disputes.


He has served on the firm's Management Committee and as Chairman of the firm's Litigation Section. He is the author of such articles as Admiralty Jurisdiction Over Pleasure Craft Torts, 36 Md. L. Rev. 212 and What You Need to Know About the Amended Wrongful Death Statute, The Defense Line, Spring 1997. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore City Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and the DRI Trucking Law Committee. Mr. O'Brien has been a proctor member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States since 1981 and he is currently a member of the MLA's Maritime Torts and Casualties Committee. Mr. O'Brien has also served as an Assistant Editor of American Maritime Cases since 1981.


Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP
111 South Calvert Street, Ste 1400
Baltimore, MD, 21202

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  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973


  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Maritime Law Association Maritime Torts and Casualties Committee
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  • Defense Research Institute, Trucking Law Committee
  • Member
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  • American Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
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  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012


  • Maryland Review
  • Admiralty Jurisdiction Over Pleasure Craft Torts
  • 1977
  • Maryland Review
  • Admiralty-Division of Property Damage
  • 1976

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Baltimore Admiralty and maritime Lawyer Robert P O'brien
Robert P O'brien
Admiralty and maritime Attorney
Baltimore, MD
Licensed for 46 years