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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.   




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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    14 years
  2. Child Support: 10%
    14 years
  3. Child Custody: 10%
    14 years
  4. Family: 10%
    14 years



Hourly ($200/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Barbara C. Dawes

    I endorse this lawyer. I had a divorce case with Jamie. She is a conscientous lawyer who was always prepared for court. She is a strong advocate for her client and very familiar with Michigan law pertaining to family law.


    Barbara Dawes Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Nicole Catherine Wipp

    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

Contact info

Jamie L. O'Brien, PLLC

2325 W. Shiawassee Ave.
Fenton, MI, 48430


MIActive And In Good Standing200112/13/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperLawyer- Rising StarSuperLawyers2010
Super Lawyer- Rising StarSuper Lawyers!2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and MediatorJamie L. O'Brien, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyNichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach, & Buiteweg, P.C.2006 - 2011
Research AttorneyLivingston County Probate Court2001 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washtenaw County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Livingston County Child Abuse Prevention CouncilVice-ChairpersonN/A
Livingston State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Michigan State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Livingston County Family Law SectionCo-chairN/A
Washtenaw County Family Law SectionPast Co-ChairN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Arizona State UniversityJustice StudiesOther - Bachelors1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Divorce and Family Law SeminarsImportant Topics and Trends in Divorce/Family Law2011
Monthly Divorce Options SeminarsDivorce Options2010
Therapist SeminarFamily Law and Mediation2007