Colleen K. O'Brien: Lawyer with Semmes, Bowen & Semmes A Professional Corporation

Colleen K. O'Brien

Phone410.576.4794

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Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Eminent Domain & Condemnation Proceedings
  • Life & Health Insurance & ERISA Claims
  • Litigation
  • Maritime
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts & Environmental
  • Transportation
 
University University of Delaware, B.A. in English, cum laude, 2003
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2011 Heuisler Honor Society
 
Admitted2011, Maryland; 2013, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; 2012, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
 
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Affiliations, Associations & Special Achievements

•Maryland State Bar Association
•Maryland Defense Council (MDC)
•DRI (Defense Research Institute)

•Women in the Law Committee

•Faculty Coordinator and Speaker Liaison (2013 Seminar)
•Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Committee

•Paper: Beneficiary Designations-Show Me the Money!!: Presented at the Life, Health, Disability & ERISA Claims Seminar in Chicago, IL (April 25, 2012)
•Senior Editor, The University of Baltimore Law Review
•Regional Champion (Washington, D.C. Region), ABA's National Appellate Advocacy Competition (2010)
•President, Moot Court Board (2010-2011)
•Law Scholar, Constitutional Law (2009)
•Research Assistant, Constitutional Law (2009)

 
Born1981
 
Biography

Experience

Colleen K. O'Brien is an associate in the Firm's Litigation Department. Her practice generally focuses on civil litigation in the areas of insurance defense, products liability, negligence based torts, toxic torts, business litigation, and life, health and ERISA claims. Prior to joining Semmes, Bowen & Semmes as an associate, Colleen interned for the Honorable George L. Russell III at Baltimore City Circuit Court. She was also a summer associate and law clerk with the Firm.

Affiliations, Associations & Special Achievements

• Maryland State Bar Association

• Maryland Defense Council (MDC)

• DRI (Defense Research Institute)
Women in the Law Committee
- Faculty Coordinator and Speaker Liaison (2013 Seminar)
Life, Health, Disability and ERISA Committee
- Paper: "Beneficiary Designations-Show Me the Money!!": Presented at the Life, Health, Disability & ERISA Claims Seminar in Chicago, IL (April 25, 2012)

• Senior Editor, The University of Baltimore Law Review

• Regional Champion (Washington, D.C. Region), ABA's National Appellate Advocacy Competition (2010)

• President, Moot Court Board (2010-2011)

• Law Scholar, Constitutional Law (2009)

• Research Assistant, Constitutional Law (200

 
ISLN921860400
 

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Plaintiff Only Awarded Nominal Damages in Breach of Contract Case
Colleen K. O'Brien, December 19, 2014
In Natural Product Solutions, LLC v. Vitaquest International, LLC, No. CCB-13-436 (D. Md., November 13, 2014), Plaintiff Natural Product Solutions, LLC (“NPS”) filed an action against Defendant Vitaquest International, LLC (“Vitaquest”) alleging breach of contract and...

Trial Court Properly Granted Summary Judgment for Nightclub Defendants Where Plaintiffs Injured in Bar Fight Failed to Prove Applicable Standard of Care by Expert
Colleen K. O'Brien, December 19, 2014
In Night and Day Management LLC v. Butler, No. 13-CV-944(District of Columbia Court of Appeals, October 23, 2014), the District of Columbia high court affirmed summary judgment in favor of the Defendants in a case alleging inadequate nightclub security due to the Plaintiffs’ lack of expert...

Maryland Does Not Have Personal Jurisdiction Over Brazilian Company in Breach of Contract Action
Colleen K. O'Brien, October 9, 2014
In Purdue Holdings, Inc. v. BRF S.A., No. JKB-14-1007 (D. Md., September 19, 2014), the Court granted the Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction, in a breach of contract case. Purdue Holdings, Inc. (“Purdue”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of an international...

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Colleen K. O'Brien

25 S. Charles Street, Suite 1400
BaltimoreMD 21201




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