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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Defendant Host Did Not Breach Duty to Minor Plaintiff Who Was Injured in ATV Accident at his Property Where Plaintiff’s Father Permitted Plaintiff to Participate in the Activity and Knew or Should Have Known of Its Risks
Colleen K. O'Brien, February 25, 2015
In Lasley v. Hylton, No. 132408 (Supreme Court of Virginia, October 31, 2014), the Court examined the legal duty owed by a host to a child social guest when the child’s parent is present and supervising the child, which was an issue of first impression for this Court. In the underlying case,...

Defendant’s Removal Is Frustrated by Plaintiff’s Multiple Amendments to Complaint and an Action that Was Proceeding in Three (3) Courts Simultaneously
Colleen K. O'Brien, February 25, 2015
In Johnson v. Citibank, N.A., No. PWG-14-3024 (U.S. District Court of Maryland, December 5, 2014), the Court examined a complicated case of unsuccessful federal removal. After initially filing a case pro se in Maryland State District Court setting forth, inter alia, violation of the Fair Credit...

Informed Consent Discussions Excluded in Medical Malpractice Case
Colleen K. O'Brien, February 25, 2015
In Fiorucci v. Chinn, No. 131869 (Supreme Court of Virginia, October 31, 2014), the Court examined the admissibility of certain informed consent discussions between a patient and his oral surgeon in a medical malpractice case involving a wisdom tooth extraction. The trial court excluded evidence of...

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Colleen K. O'Brien

25 S. Charles Street, Suite 1400
BaltimoreMD 21201




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