Jay M. O’Brien

Partner / Atlanta

Jay M. O’Brien is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Copeland, Stair, Valz & Lovell, LLP.  His practice focuses on catastrophic injury, premises liability, and transportation litigation.  Mr. O’Brien’s extensive litigation experience includes defending individuals, corporations, and retailers in a variety of general liability matters, including inadequate security, negligent training or supervision, slip/trip and fall incidents, dog bites/animal attacks, dram shop liability and motor vehicle accidents.  He has also represented major airlines, airports, and fixed base operators throughout Georgia and Florida in personal injury and wrongful death claims.  He regularly handles cases from the initial investigation through trial and appeal.

Mr. O’Brien regularly practices in all state trial and appellate courts in Georgia and Florida, the United States Court of Appeals – Eleventh Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia.  From 2014-2019, Jay has been named on the Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Stars® list, an honor given to less than 2.5% of attorneys.

Mr. O’Brien graduated from Hobart College in 2002 with a B.A. in Economics.  He earned his J.D. from Nova Southeastern School of Law in 2005, magna cum laude.  While in law school, he was a member of both the Nova Law Review and Moot Court.  He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and Florida.