John L. O'Brien

John's practice primarily includes general insurance defense, workers’ compensation, and subrogation matters at the trial and appellate level.  He also concentrates in the areas of professional and executive liability, premises liability, products liability, and employment litigation.  John also represents insurers and employers at informal, pre-formal, and formal hearings before the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission and during appeals before the Compensation Review Board. John has also tried a number of cases to conclusion before the Workers’ Compensation Commission and at the Superior Court.  John also has experience defending workers’ compensation claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.  He has also defended shipping claims under the ICC Termination Act, formerly known as the Carmack Amendment.



  • Western New England College School of Law, JD, 2008
  • Trinity College, BA, 2002; cum laude


  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court: District of Connecticut
  • United States Court of Appeals: Second Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section, Young Lawyers Section

Representative Reported Cases

  • Estate of Torres v. Berline Line Apartments, LLC, No. HHDCV106016042, 2016 WL 2602482
  • Yuditski v. Dibico Const. of Connecticut, Inc., No. CV126024517S, 2015 WL 5135034 (Conn. Super. Ct. July 27, 2015)
  • Mehta v. Ace Am. Ins. Co., No. 3:10-CV-1617 RNC, 2015 WL 1456834 (D. Conn. Mar. 30, 2015)
  • Sarg v. Greens Ass'n, Inc., No. 126029403, 2014 WL 5472222 (Conn. Super. Ct. Sep. 29, 2014)
  • Harris v. Nutmeg Bowl, Inc., No. FBTCV136035686S, 2013 WL 5716831 (Conn. Super. Ct. Oct. 1, 2013)
  • Marron v. Grala, CV126016399, 2013 WL 388169 (Conn. Super. Ct. Jan. 2, 2013)