Brittany E. O’Brien, Senior Associate
Brittany E. O’Brien comes to Rooney McBride & Smith, LLC, from the Greene County Missouri Juvenile Office where she worked for five years as a staff attorney. While at the Juvenile Office, Brittany was involved in all aspects of both child dependency and juvenile delinquency cases. In 2014, Brittany successfully argued in front of the Missouri Supreme Court, in case J.A.R. v. D.G.R., 426 S.W.3d 624 (Mo. 2014). Prior to working for the Juvenile Office, Brittany practiced at a mid-sized general litigation firm where she focused on family law, creditor’s rights, real estate, bankruptcy, and general civil litigation. Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations with an Economics emphasis from the University of the Pacific where she graduated with honors. Brittany obtained her Juris Doctorate from Tulane University in 2003. At Tulane, she was a research assistant for Professor Paul Barron in Bankruptcy and Lending Law and also interned at Project SAVE; an organization that helps abused women obtain orders of protection. Brittany’s current practice includes family law, juvenile law, bankruptcy, estate planning, creditor’s rights, probate and real estate. She is admitted to practice in the State of Missouri and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and the Southern Missouri Women Lawyers Association. Brittany has completed the requirements for both civil and family law mediation and is one of the founders of the pilot group bringing mediation to the juvenile court in Greene County. When not working, Brittany enjoys reading, hiking, watching LSU football, and going to Kansas City Royals’ games with her husband Bill.