Thomas J. O'Brien

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Bradshaw & Associates, P.C.
 | One Sansome Street, Thirty-Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-433-4800
Fax: 415-433-4841
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Thomas J. O'Brien is a civil litigation associate at Bradshaw & Associates, P.C. Representing clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, he handles a wide variety of matters at the trial and appellate levels. Some of his representative cases include real estate construction contract disputes, title issues, evictions, land use, breach of confidentiality agreements, intellectual property infringement and shareholder disputes. Mr. O'Brien also has experience in employment litigation involving wrongful termination and employment contract breaches.

Mr. O'Brien majored in political science at the University of California, Berkeley, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 2004. Remaining in the Bay Area, he enrolled at Santa Clara University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009. While there, he participated in the school's Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center, proving free legal services to low-income workers who had experienced workplace discrimination or harassment. Mr. O'Brien also served a summer clerkship with the Orange County District Attorney's Office, where he performed legal research and drafted pretrial motions. After being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009, he was an associate at two Bay Area firms before joining Bradshaw & Associates, P.C., in March 2016. Mr. O'Brien is admitted to practice before all California state courts.

During his career, Mr. O'Brien has tried several cases to successful resolutions. In one 2016 matter, he represented a defendant who held a secured loan on a home and who was being sued for usury after filing a notice of default and notice of trustee's sale. The defendant prevailed and was awarded attorney's fees and costs in excess of $750,000.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (30%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (20%): Class Actions

Business Litigation (20%)

Real Estate (10%)

Estate Planning & Probate (10%): Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills

Employment Litigation (10%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Focus Areas

Class Actions, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2018

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Admitted: 2010, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California, 2010

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S. in Political Science, 2004
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Office Location for Thomas J. O'Brien

One Sansome Street
Thirty-Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415-433-4800

Fax: 415-433-4841


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Last Updated: 2/15/2018

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