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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Constructive Trust and Posthumous QDRO Proper Where Divorcing Parties Failed to Communicate Terms of Divorce Agreement to Retirement Plan
Colleen K. O'Brien, August 19, 2014
Robinette v. Hunsecker (No. 90, Court of Appeals of Maryland, July 18, 2014), involved the intersection of a divorce and pension/retirement benefits under a retirement plan sponsored by the Husband’s employer. In terms of the underlying facts, Husband was employed by a public school system,...

Trial Court Properly Excluded Defense Expert Testimony on Cigarette Smoking as Contributing to Plaintiff’s Lung Cancer in Asbestos Case
Colleen K. O'Brien, August 19, 2014
In Carter v. The Wallace & Gale Asbestos Settlement Trust (No. 84, Court of Appeals of Maryland, July 21, 2014), the primary issue was whether apportionment of damages was appropriate in the wrongful death and asbestos litigation context-specifically in a smoking lung cancer case....

Court Forgives Plaintiff for Failing to Respond to Discovery from Defendant, But Cautions Against Further Delays
Colleen K. O'Brien, May 28, 2014
In Onyeneho v. Farmers Ins. Exchange, the Court granted the Defendant’s Motion to Compel, but denied the Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Prosecution, where Plaintiff failed to respond to Defendant’s discovery requests.

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Colleen K. O'Brien

25 S. Charles Street, Suite 1400
BaltimoreMD 21201




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