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Practice Areas Employment Law
Barton O’Brien is a member of the firm's litigation department. Mr. O'Brien's practice focuses on representing clients in complex commercial matters as well as civil rights litigation.
He has extensive experience in a wide range of practice areas including - but not limited to - municipal liability, mechanics lien litigation, construction defect issues, wrongful death, professional malpractice, fiduciary law, insurance coverage disputes, restrictive covenant issues, election law, employment discrimination claims, and breach of contract.
JD, 2002, The John Marshall Law School
BA, 1997, Marquette University
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Fenwick Bar Association
RECENT REPRESENTATIONSRepresented and obtained significant settlement on behalf of a professional sports league in a lawsuit involving insurance broker fraud and negligence in the procurement of Workers' Compensation insurance.
Represented and obtained summary judgment on behalf of correctional officers in a 1983 action arising out of an inmate's death.
Represented the interests of a law enforcement agency in the case of multiple shootings that allegedly involving former, off-duty police officers.
Represented an individual in a breach of finder's fee lawsuit and related federal lawsuit involving Electronic Communication Privacy Act and related claims.
Defeated a temporary restraining order in a breach of fiduciary duty and trade secret action by an employer against four former employees.
Represented registered voters challenging local option petition.