Hon. Daniel Patrick O'Brien

  • ​Elected to the Oakland County Circuit Court on November 5, 2002, and re-elected by voters in November 2010
  • 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, South Oakland County Bar Association, Catholic Lawyers, Ancient Order of Hibernians - former Financial Secretary and current Recording Secretary, Advocates-Polish American Bar Association, Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Professionalism Advisory Committee
  • Board of Directors of Gianna House
  • Former Member, Royal Oak Zoning Board of Appeals; former member of the Circuit Court Criminal Assignment Committee; and a former bench liaison to the OCBA Circuit Court Committee
  • Appointed by the Troy City Council to the Member-Advisory Committee for the Troy Daze Festival
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Oakland Community College
  • Oakland Community College’s Outstanding Alumnus 2010


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