William J. O'Brien Jr.
(724) 914-6433
Office: Southpointe
J.D. Duquesne University
B.A. San Diego State University
Licensure: PA
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Bill O'Brien focuses his practice in the areas of energy and mineral title law. Mr. O'Brien serves as one of the leaders of the Division Order Title Opinion (DOTO) team and routinely prepares certified DOTOs for national oil and gas exploration and production companies. Additionally, he has experience in management of oil and gas title projects. Prior to joining Steptoe & Johnson, Mr. O'Brien served as a mineral title abstractor. This on-the-ground industry experience combined with his legal experience allows him to provide forward-thinking solutions to oil and gas developers.

Work Experience

2013 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2011-2013 Abstractor, Steptoe & Johnson
2010-2011 Title Abstractor, Western Land Services, Inc.
2010 Intern, The Hon. Nora Barry Fischer, U.S. D.C. W.D. of PA
2009 Intern, Allegheny County Solicitor's Office

Key Experience

Assists in the oversight of the firm's DOTO team
Prepared and reviewed complex DOTOs for major oil and gas exploration and production companies
Prepared transactional documents for major oil and gas exploration and production companies

Memberships & Awards

Washington County Bar Association
Production Editor & Founding Member, Duquesne Criminal Law Journal