A seasoned litigator, Mr. O’Bryon also advises business and insurance clients on a myriad of legal issues. His peers have honored him with Martindale AV rating. He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer.
Originally from the Washington, DC area, Mr. O’Bryon is a 1977 graduate of Tulane University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He returned to Tulane to complete a Juris Doctorate degree in 1981, joining the Hammett, Leake & Hammett law firm upon admission to the Louisiana bar in April of 1982. He remained with Hammett, Leake & Hammett, becoming a partner in 1986, until its dissolution in 1987. He was one of the founding partners in the successor firm of Leake & Andersson, where he developed his commercial litigation, toxic tort, insurance coverage, product liability and casualty/personal injury defense practice, until forming O’Bryon & Schnabel in January of 2000.
Admitted to practice before the Louisiana Supreme Court, the US Supreme Court, US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eastern, Middle and Western United States District Courts in Louisiana, Mr. O’Bryon has tried cases throughout Louisiana.
He is active in local professional associations, having served as the President of the New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel (1999-2000). He is also a member of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and the New Orleans Bar Association, and is frequently called upon as a continuing legal education lecturer. He currently serves as chair of The Louisiana State Bar Association Legal Malpractice Insurance Committee.
On the national level, Mr. O’Bryon is a member of the Defense Research Institute, serving on the Medical Liability Committee, and the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel, involving himself in the work of the Insurance Coverage and Construction Sections.