Russell R. O'Brien

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Conrad & Scherer, LLP
 | 633 South Federal Highway, Suite 800, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-546-7822
Fax: 954-463-9244
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (30%),
  • Appellate (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

At Conrad & Scherer, L.L.P., Russell R. O’Brien is a partner who represents clients in South Florida. With over a decade of experience working with individuals, small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, he handles the following legal issues: class actions, appeals, commercial fraud litigation, maritime/admiralty litigation, commercial litigation, securities and financial regulatory litigation, professional negligence and malpractice securities, and trust and probate litigation.

At the firm, Mr. O’Brien also carries the title of manager of the e-discovery department and administrative partner. Admitted to practice in the state of Florida, he is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. O’Brien earned his Bachelor of Arts before pursuing his law degree. At the University of Miami School of Law, he graduated magna cum laude in 2010 with his Juris Doctor. While doing his undergraduate studies, he also spent time studying in Egypt at the American University in Cairo.

During his career, Mr. O’Brien has represented jet engine manufacturers, South American individuals and businesses, and multiple insurance companies. His experience in admiralty law includes vessel refurbishment and repair, vessel acquisitions and sales, first preferred ship mortgages, foreclosure and defending against unnecessary liens. Mr. O’Brien is a member of the 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee and the Broward County Bar Association. In 2018, he was named a Superstar by Attorney at Law Magazine.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 30%Transportation/Maritime
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law, Appeals, Class Actions


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Rising Stars: 2020

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About Russell O'Brien

Admitted: 2010, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected as Florida Super Lawyers® “Rising Star”, 2020, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Broward County Bar Association, 2019
  • 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee Member, 2018
  • Florida Bar, 2010
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida


Educational Background:

  • University of California at Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts, 2007

Industry Groups

  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Fraud Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Maritime/Admiralty Litigation
  • Professional Negligence & Malpractice
  • Securities & Financial Regulatory Litigation
  • Trust & Probate Litigation
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Office Location for Russell R. O'Brien

633 South Federal Highway, Suite 800
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-546-7822

Fax: 954-463-9244

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Last Updated: 2/10/2020

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