Michael D. O'Brien

Michael D. O'Brien

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Portland, OR

Michael D. O'Brien & Associates, PC
 | 12909 SW 68th Pkwy, Portland, OR 97223
Phone: 5037863800
Fax: 503-272-7796
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Consumer (90%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Michael D. O'Brien is the owner of Michael D O'Brien & Associates, P.C.  His interest include

    1. Country Music festivals

    2. Collecting first edition Science Fiction novels

    3. Amateur Astronomy

    An Oregon resident since the wee age of 3 months, Mike is a graduate of Wilson High School and the University of Oregon where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree with a major in History.  After graduating from the University of Oregon, Mike attended the University of Wisconsin Law School and completed his studies to earn the Doctor of Law degree in December 1994. Mike was admitted to practice law in Oregon in April of 1995. He was admitted in Wisconsin in May of 1995, and licensed in Washington in September 1997. Mike's practice focuses on bankruptcy for small business owners and complex chapter 7 and 13 cases.  Mike also represents individuals and small business owners in chapter 11 reorganization proceedings.  In 2007, Mike received Board Certification as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification.  He is a frequent speaker on Debtor Creditor issues and an active member of the Oregon State Bar Debtor/Creditor section. Mike is married to his darling wife Cheri, and they have four children and two grandchildren.  Although his legal practice keeps him busy Mike enjoys the outdoors - backpacking through the Cascade mountains  - and country music.  

    About Michael O'Brien

    Admitted: 1995, Oregon

    Professional Webpage: https://pdxlegal.com/portland-bankruptcy-attorneys/


    • Pro Bono Award - Legal Aid Society of Oregon and Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section, multiple years, Pro Bono Assistance, Legal Aid Society of Oreogn, 2019

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification and re-certified in 2012 and 2017, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Active Member, Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section since 1996

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Volunteer to Multnomah County Legal Aid Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic annualy since 1996
    • Volunteer lawyer twice annually to provide pro bono legal assistance through the Oregon State Bar Debtor-Creditor Section/Oregon Legal Aid Bankruptcy Clinic, 1996

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lead article in the NACTT Quarterly - the official publication of the National Association of Chapter 13 Trustees.  This article addresses the use of vesting authorized by 11 USC 1322(b)(9) as a tool for a chapter 13 debtor to help acheive the fresh start promised by the Bankruptcy Code and specifically the fact pattern in BONY Mellon v. Watt, Oregon District Court Case No. 3:14-cv-02051-AA, Appeal pending to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals., Author, Vesting of Property in Chapter 13 - Does it restore the "Fresh Start"?, 2016

    Representative Clients:

    • Educate, Expertise and Efficiency.  These are the words which drive the bankruptcy practice at Michael D. O'Brien & Associates.  With a team of four in the Bankruptcy Practice Group we have the expertise to handle the tough legal problems which often arise in the dynamic field of bankruptcy practice.  With nearly 7000 successfully completed cases under our belt we have developed practice tools that improve efficiency keeping costs down to our clients.Our representative clients range from college students to retiree's on fixed incomes.  The majority of our clients are college educated homeowners and small business owners who despite their hard work find themselves in financial difficulties.  Our legal tool bag includes not only chapter 7 and chapter 13 but also chapter 11, insolvency litigation, entity collapse and asset protection strategies.

    Industry Groups

    • Board Certified - American Board Of Certification
    • Member - National Association Of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
    • Member - Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section
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    Office Location for Michael D. O'Brien

    12909 SW 68th Pkwy
    Portland, OR 97223

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    Last Updated: 4/15/2020

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