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JOSEPH A. O'BRIEN
Joseph A. O'Brien graduated from Georgetown University with an A.B. in 1967 and Seton Hall University with a J.D., cum laude, in 1975. He was admitted to the Bar in 1975. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard P. Conaboy, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Lackawanna County, and Honorable William J. Nealon, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations, as well as the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and is admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania and Federal Courts. Mr. O'Brien concentrates his practice in civil litigation, municipal law and criminal defense.
OPR partner Atty. Joseph O’Brien presented the Keynote Address entitled “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” at the LBA’s Interfaith Service on May 8, 2019 in Scranton.
Atty. Joseph O'Brien and Atty. Michael O'Brien successfully defended on appeal an antitrust suit filed by two cable installation contractors against a national cable communications company and another contractor. The Third Circuit affirmed the earlier determination of Judge Robert Mariani of the District Court, who concluded that the record contained no evidence of any antitrust injury sustained by the plaintiffs or any evidence that the defendants were guilty of any anti-competitive behavior.