Michael O'Brien Named to 2017 Leadership in Law Awards List

Kean Miller is pleased to announce that Michael J. O’Brien, a partner in our New Orleans office, has been selected by New Orleans CityBusiness magazine as a recipient of its 2017 Leadership in Law award. The annual award honors the Top 50 lawyers in the Greater New Orleans area based on their legal acumen, professional achievements, and community contributions.

About Michael O’Brien

A native of New Orleans, Michael practices in the Admiralty and Maritime practice group. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of admiralty issues, including Jones Act and personal injury defense, maritime litigation, oil and gas exploration, drilling accidents, well blowouts, cargo damage, ship collisions, ship allisions, vessel groundings, lift boat and jack-up rig accidents, vessel mortgage filings, product liability, redhibition, as well as premises liability, construction defect litigation and appeals. 

Michael earned his B.A. in Political Science from The Iowa State University of Science and Technology in 1998.  He attended Iowa State on a NCAA football scholarship. Michael earned his J.D. in 2001 from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law where he received the Joseph Rault Award for excellence in Admiralty and Maritime Law. 

Michael serves on the board of directors of JUMA Ventures New Orleans, and as a local high school football referee

About Kean Miller

With more than 150 attorneys, Kean Miller serves the legal needs of Louisiana businesses and Fortune 500 companies. The firm maintains offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lake Charles, Louisiana and is one of the five largest law firms based in Louisiana.  The firm serves clients in numerous industries, including energy, petrochemical and chemical, technology and telecommunications, transportation, media and advertising, financial services, insurance, gaming, government and education, healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, retail, construction and leasing.  The firm combines the talent and expertise of its lawyers into multi-disciplinary client and industry teams. These teams are comprised of seasoned legal professionals from a variety of disciplines who are equipped to identify legal and business needs and to develop superior service strategies that provide unmatched support to the client.

For more information, please contact Steve Boutwell at 225-389-3736 or steve.boutwell@keanmiller.com