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James V. O'Brien, Attorney in St. Louis

Experienced Legal Counsel in Missouri

Attorney James O'BrienBefore joining our team at Buchanan, Williams & O'Brien, James V. O'Brien honed his skill and knowledge through multiple positions in a variety of legal areas. He served as a clerk for U.S. District Judge James L. Foreman in the Southern District of Illinois; practiced law as a partner at Lewis, Rice & Fingersh in St. Louis; is a Certified Public Accountant; and has a Master of Laws degree in taxation from Washington University School of Law.

His dedication and hard work in the area of commercial litigation have earned him the title "Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyer" for several years, in addition to gaining the respect of his colleagues and the overwhelming trust of his clients. He has also practiced extensively in personal injury litigation— especially medical malpractice and Jones Act/FELA—as well as maritime law and tax controversy matters. Jim has been tapped to speak at numerous seminars across the country about his areas of interest and experience.

Comprehensive Legal Services When You Need It Most

When it comes to bench and jury cases, Jim possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in several states, including Missouri and Illinois. He has appeared in many appellate courts for oral argument. Jim is admitted to practice in Missouri, Illinois, Eastern District of Missouri, Western District of Missouri, Southern District of Illinois, Central District of Illinois, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. When you are searching for a lawyer to help you throughout the legal process, you can trust the experienced services of James V. O'Brien.

Jim holds several degrees in various areas of study, including:

  • Business administration, Illinois State University
  • English literature, Illinois State University
  • Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Taxation, Washington University School of Law

Dedicated to Helping St. Louis Residents

As a father of five children, Jim is committed to helping individuals and their families in their time of need. Navigating the legal process is challenging and confusing, which is why Jim makes himself available to you when needed. Whether you are seeking representation for a personal injury claim or a medical malpractice claim, he is able to help you.

For more information about our legal services at Buchanan, Williams & O'Brien, P.C., call us today at (314) 635-7606.


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Entrust Your Case to Attorneys Who Can Help

What makes our firm different?
  • We are willing to travel to you to discuss your case.

  • We have been practicing personal injury law since 1984.

  • You can trust us to respond to you and communicate clearly

  • We are a team of highly awarded trial lawyers.

Aggressive Representation When You Need It

Fighting for Our Clients Every Step of the Way

In the moments immediately following an accident, it can be hard to know what to do. With insurance companies constantly pushing settlement offers to stop victims from fighting, it can seem like the only way out is to accept the situation and move forward. At Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, P.C., we know this is not true. Do not fight your case alone. Our team has helped thousands of clients to obtain the settlements they truly deserve.

Now is the time to get the help of professionals. By retaining the services of experienced personal injury attorneys in St. Louis, clients will have a more complete understanding of the expenses they may incur in the future from seemingly minor accidents. These are serious concerns, and require the help of professionals. Get help by calling our firm today!