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Patrick Steven O'Brien

Transportation Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 38 years
    Illinois - IL 43 years
    Missouri - MO 44 years
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Transportation
    40%
    Patrick O'Brien has more than 30 years of experience protecting the rights of those injured in car, truck and railroad (FELA) accidents. He has represented railroad workers from all crafts. He has developed a specialty in handling occupational injury and toxic exposure illness claims under the FELA and has achieved numerous substantial verdicts against various railroads.

    44 years

  2. Litigation
    30%
    Patrick O'Brien has tried cases to verdict in 15 states and represented clients who resided in 35 states. Patrick believes that a person who is injured by another's negligence on the road or on the rail deserves ethical, experienced, and effective representation. Patrick O'Brien has a strong record of recovering full and fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages--past and future, and pain and suffering for his clients.

    44 years

  3. Personal injury
    25%

    44 years

  4. Workers compensation
    5%

    44 years

He has dedicated his professional career to​ helping those who have been injured by another’s negligence on the road or on the rail and deserve ethical, experienced, and effective representation.  With his national law practice, Patrick S. O’Brien has tried cases to verdict in 15 states and represented clients who resided in 30 states. (For states in which he is not licensed to practice law, he applies to be admitted pro hac vice*.)  O’Brien has represented railroad workers from all crafts. He has developed a specialty in handling occupational injury and toxic exposure illness claims under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) and has achieved numerous, substantial verdicts against various railroads.  He believes that a person who is injured by another’s negligence on the road or on the rail deserves ethical, experienced, and effective representation.  Patrick S. O’Brien has a strong record of recovering full and fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, future earnings, and pain and suffering for his clients. 

Location

Law Offices of Patrick S. O'Brien, LLC
906 Olive Street, Suite 1010
Saint Louis, MO, 63101

Reviews

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Posted by Jessica and Keith | January 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So Thankful for Pat!
We were lucky enough to be referred to Pat when Keith had an accident at the railroad. Pat was amazing every step of the way. He helped us understand what the next step would always be. He was always available for questions. The entire staff became family and we are so grateful that we had Pat at our table through mediation and the trial.
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Posted by Margaret | October 7, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patrick O'Brien, Exclellent F.E.L.A attorney
Pat's knowledge of F.E.L.A is extensive and there was no way I could have filed a case without his assistance. His professionalism and courtesy is much appreciated during a difficult time in our family's life.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Manager
  • Law Offices of Patrick S. O'Brien, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Owner/Partner
  • O'Brien Chod, LLC
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Rathmann O'Brien, LLC
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Associate
  • C Marshall Friedman, PC
  • 1991 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Paul Pratt,PC
  • 1983 - 1991
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Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BS
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Baird v Louisville and Indiana Railroad, Jefferson County, KY, 05-6992
  • The jury awarded plaintiff $9.33 million
  • Schafer v Auto-Owners Insurance Company (Indiana)
  • O'Brien obtained the policy limit of $450,000 for the Schafers.
  • Giddens v Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 29 S.W.3d,813 (Mo. Banc. 2000)
  • Plaintiff was awarded $1.52 million at the third trial.

Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • N/A
  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA)
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer in America for Railroad Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Law Firm for America in Railroad Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America for Railroad Law
  • Best Lawyer in America
  • 2015
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firm In America for Railroad Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America for Railroad Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America for Railroad Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • EVERY year since 1995 -AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Pat for 16 years through a lawyer group we belong to representing injured railroad workers. I also have served as Pat's local counsel and have had an opportunity to work with him on cases. Pat is one of the most competent attorneys I know in the country and possibly the most zealous advocates for his clients that I know. I consider Pat an excellent colleague, a friend and a mentor."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pat is an excellent lawyer, primarily focusing in FELA law. I've had the pleasure of being his local counsel in Kentucky on several cases. He has obtained outstanding results for his clients in the case we've handled together and he really cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege and pleasure of serving as local counsel for Pat and our mutual client on a significant UIM matter from filing of the complaint through the jury's verdict, which was for the UIM carrier's limits. Our client had serious injuries resulting in surgery and significant unpaid medical bills. Pat was professional, prepared and fearless throughout. Pat tried an excellent and clean case, ultimately resulting in justice for our client. I am a better lawyer for having had the chance to work with a lawyer like Pat and do not hesitate to endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have the unique perspective of having both worked with and against Pat over the past 15+ years. His credentials and past results speak volumes. The highest compliment I can pay an attorney is that if I needed a lawyer I would hire them. I would hire Pat to represent me in any litigation setting."
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Saint Louis Transportation Lawyer Patrick Steven O'Brien
Patrick Steven O'Brien
Transportation Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 44 years