Melvin F. O'Brien

Melvin F. O'Brien: Attorney with Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.


Melvin F. O'Brien is a shareholder of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. and the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Steubenville and Wheeling offices. He concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, health care law, product liability law, insurance coverage litigation, food and beverage industry, and transportation law, with a particular emphasis in personal injury litigation.

Professional Accomplishments

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
The Best Lawyers in America since 2012: Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Speaking Engagements

•“Product Law: What You Need to Know When a Claim is Filed Against Your Product” (Co-Presenter), Pennsylvania and West Virginia CLE, 11/13/2008
•“West Virginia: America’s Newest Marketplace for Workers’ Compensation” (Co-Presenter), 4/1/2008 webinar

Press Releases

•Thirty-Seven Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 (8/15/2017)
•Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 (8/15/2016)
•Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 (8/24/2015)
•Thirty-Eight Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 (9/15/2014)
•Dickie McCamey Applauds Its 42 Best Lawyers in America 2014 (8/30/2013)
•Dickie McCamey Celebrates Its Best Lawyers 2013 in Pittsburgh, Camp Hill, Carey, Columbus, and Wheeling (9/20/2012)
•Thirty-three Dickie McCamey Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 (12/1/2011)

(Also at Steubenville, Ohio Office)

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Food and Beverage Industry
  • Insurance Law and Litigation
  • Toxic Tort
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Transportation Law
  • Accountants Malpractice
  • Agents and Brokers Liability
  • Health Care Law
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Food and Beverage

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
304-233-1022  Phone
888-811-7144  Fax
University Attended:
Bowling Green State University, B.S.B.A., Business Administration, 1988
Law School Attended:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994; Journal of Law and Health, Executive Editor 1993-1994
Year of First admission:
American Bar Association; The West Virginia State Bar; Ohio State Bar Association; United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; Ohio; United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia; United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia; West Virginia

•Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance
•Defense Research Institute
•Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
•Independent Insurance Agents of Ohio, Inc.
•Independent Insurance Agents of West Virginia, Inc.
•International Association of Defense Counsel
•Jefferson County Bar Association
•Ohio and West Virginia Trucking Associations
•Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys
•Trucking Industry Defense Association
•West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
•Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce in West Virginia

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Mr. O' Brien handles professional liability matters for lawyers, accountants, brokers, engineers, and insurance agents and advises them on best practices to use in order to avoid litigation. The types of cases he handles on a regular basis involve: construction site injuries including both minor and catastrophic; litigation of numerous catastrophic losses involving commercial vehicles in federal and state courts both locally and nationally; matters involving occupational injuries in all industries for companies from big to small with a focus on deliberate intent actions in West Virginia; medical negligence matters for physicians and hospitals; premises liability matters for national companies; representation of volunteer fire departments across the state of West Virginia on injuries, accidents, and catastrophic loss

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (29 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

  • Analytical Capability

  • Judgment

  • Communication

  • Legal Experience


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