O'Brien, John A.

1400 Buhl Building535 Griswold St. Detroit, MI 48226

Updated: 11/22/2016


John A. O'Brien is a Partner with Blake, Kirchner having joined the Firm in February 2009.  John is a member of the Firm's Workers' Compensation Group. While he concentrates his practice primarily in the area of workers' compensation litigation, he is also involved in third-party litigation and matters involving no-fault claims...


Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation Litigation
  • Appellate
  • No-Fault

Representative Clients

  • Metalworking Industries of Michigan Workers' Compensation Self-Insured
  • The Lumberman's Fund
  • Michigan Horticulture Industries Workers' Compensation Fund


Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1989

Other Affiliations

  • Macomb County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan, Workers' Compensation Section
  • The Michigan Self-insured Association
  • American Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • American Inn of Court


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, 1989
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Albion College, Albion, Michigan, 1986
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Chi
  • Delta Theta Phi

Office Information


1400 Buhl Building535 Griswold St. Detroit, MI 48226


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