John J. O’Brien, Esq.
John O’Brien is co-founder of Stokes O’Brien, LLP.
An east coast native, John was born in New Jersey and grew up in Maryland. After attending Boston College, where he majored in economics, he fulfilled his dream of moving to San Diego.
John attended California Western School of Law in downtown San Diego, where he was on the Dean’s List and the Moot Court Honor’s Board. During and after law school, John worked for – and learned from – some of the most preeminent business litigators in San Diego.
In 2009, desiring more personal client relationships, even more court exposure, and to fulfill his entrepreneurial spirit, John opened his own successful business litigation practice.
Clients greatly appreciate John’s amicable and honest demeanor, combined with his competitive disposition and aggressive response to opposing parties. John’s focuses 100% of his practice prosecuting and defending business and real estate litigation, representing businesses and individuals.
John is a member of the State Bar of California, San Diego County Bar Association, Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego, and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.
In his spare time, John continues to fuel his competitive nature by playing ice hockey twice a week (which he has played since a toddler) and regularly attending a downtown CrossFit gym. John has played guitar since 6th grade, is conversational in Spanish, and – loving the open water – routinely sails with friends and family.