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    Biography

    Jamie O’Brien does not consider his counsel as a working relationship, but as a partnership.  For clients, this means Jamie cares for their future goals and current challenges while also keeping their needs at the forefront.

    The experience Jamie gained appearing in state and federal courtrooms across West Virginia, working as a federal law clerk, and in a community legal practice clinic has equipped him with skills to successfully navigate his clients through complex litigation.  Jamie’s energy litigation practice is comprised of cases involving condemnation, surface damage complaints, and right-of-way issues.  His business litigation practice consists of representing shareholders and members in disputes arising within closely-held companies, and defending companies in the pharmaceutical industry.  In addition, he represents individuals in litigation arising from estate and trust disputes.

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    American Bar Association

    Key Experience

    Obtained access and prosecuted condemnation actions for construction of natural gas pipelines
    Defended claims against oil and gas operators for breach of fiduciary duties
    Represented clients in estate and trust administration disputes, including to trial verdict and litigation of fiduciary duties

    Work Experience

    2009 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2008-2009 Law Clerk, The Honorable Irene M. Keeley, U.S. District Court, N.D.W.V.
    2007-2008 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

    Speaking Engagements

    "Condemnation & Eminent Domain in the Appalachians: Updates from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, & Ohio,” Southern Gas Association Operating Conference July 26, 2016, Houston, TX