James D. O'Brien, Jr.


As the firm’s senior litigation partner, Jimmy relishes the drama and challenge of the courtroom. He describes litigation as “the art and science of coordinating legal issues with evidence in an effort to convince the court of a client’s position. It’s the one professional experience that requires you to be producer, director and actor, all at the same time.”

Throughout his career, Jimmy has represented clients in every court in the Commonwealth. His practice concentrates primarily in diverse civil matters such as contract and tort claims between individuals and corporations, complex commercial litigation, personal injury claims, stockholder disputes, medical malpractice, probate and domestic relation cases, municipal disputes and employment litigation.

Boston College, JD, 1973
College of the Holy Cross, AB, 1969
Bar Admissions
Massachusetts, Supreme Judicial Court, 1973
U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 1980
U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
Professional & Community Affiliations
Worcester County Bar Association (President, 1999–2000)
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Governor’s Council, Seventh District (1987–1995)
The Hanover Theatre (Board Chairman, 2010–present)
Worcester Regional Transit Authority (Counsel, 1974–2004; Vice Chairman, 1981–1986; Chairman, 1986–1987)
Preservation Worcester, Counsel
Worcester Airport Commission, (Vice Chairman, 1901-1986; Chairman, 1986-1987)
Worcester Regional Research Bureau, Inc., Board Member