Hon. Daniel Patrick O'Brien

  • Elected to the Oakland County Circuit Court on November 5, 2002.  Re-elected by voters in November 2010 and November of 2016
  • Graduate of University of Detroit School of Law (Juris Doctor Degree) and University of Detroit Business School (Bachelor of Science Degree)
  • Private practice attorney, 1998-2002
  • Assistant Municipal Attorney and Assistant City Attorney for various communities in Oakland County, 1998-2002
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Oakland County, 1995-1996
  • Member: State Bar of Michigan, Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Former Adjunct Professor – Oakland Community College
  • Former Gianna House, Advisory
  • Former Member, Royal Oak Zoning Board of Appeals; Circuit Court Criminal Assignment Committee; Bench Liaison to the OCBA Circuit Court Committee; Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Professionalism Advisory Committee; South Oakland County Bar Association; Catholic Lawyers
  • Formerly appointed by the Troy City Council to the Member-Advisory Committee for the Troy Daze Festival 
  • Oakland Community College’s Outstanding Alumnus 2010

COVID-19 Court Protocols

COVID PROTOCOLS for Judge O'Brien will continue in effect until further notice.  However, if the Governor, Legislature, or the Supreme Court issue an order requiring an extension of existing shelter at home requirements, these protocols will continue until such an extension terminates.

During the duration of this order, the court will not conduct in-court, personal, proceedings. The COVID-19 Court Protocols takes precedent over the below protocol.



In order to better serve the attorneys and litigants appearing in Judge Grant's courtroom, we have adopted the following guidelines.  Please advise your clients and staff so that there are no misunderstandings.