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


In order to better serve the attorneys and litigants appearing in Judge O'Brien's courtroom, we have adopted the following guidelines.  Please advise your clients and staff so that there are no misunderstandings.  You can obtain a copy of the Protocol by clicking the highlighted link.