Mike O'Brien PC

Specialized Trial Counsel


  • Co-counsel in a jury trial on a legal malpractice/breach of fiduciary case involving a nationwide office leasing/developer client, alleging that a major nationwide law firm represented the interests of Stanford Financial Group over the interests of the existing client in a 150 million cash acquisition of the Galleria Office Towers.  The case was settled after a week of trial, just before submission of the case to the jury, for a confidential settlement amount.

  • Lead Counsel in a jury trial against a certified public accountant alleging a fraudulent scheme to turn over the assets of a successful pipe fabricating business to the accountant to avoid sizeable IRS debt.  The jury returned a favorable verdict in favor of the client and against the accountant in the amount of 5.2 million dollars.

  • Lead Counsel in a medical negligence/post-mortem tort case against a hospital that fraudulently induced a widow to execute a consent for autopsy so that the cause of her husband’s death, while under the treatment for kidney stones, could not be investigated by the Harris County Medical Examiner or an independent forensic pathologist.  The jury returned a verdict in favor of the widow, and against the hospital, in the amount of $1,000,000 for mental anguish damages, and $1,000,000 punitive damages.

  • Lead Counsel defending a law firm handling silicosis litigation on behalf of numerous clients who accused the law firm of legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty.  Summary  judgments have been granted on the major components of over 450 cases in this mass litigation.

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