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John O'Brien

John O'Brien

O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm
  • Personal Injury
  • California
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Mr. O’Brien began his legal career in 1990 at one of California's most prestigious law firms, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, where he specialized in personal injury and wrongful death cases. In 1996, Mr. O’Brien started his own practice where he has developed an excellent reputation for aggressive advocacy and integrity followed by an impressive history of successful verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements on behalf of his clients. His goal is to make sure injured victims are fully compensated for their losses and that responsible parties are held accountable. With over 29 years of experience, Mr. O’Brien is a highly successful and effective personal injury attorney who has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating, has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year since 2014, is a member of American Board of Trial Advocates, American Association of Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California and in 2009 was selected as “Advocate of the Year” by the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association. O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm represents victims of catastrophic injuries caused by automobile accidents, nursing home abuse, animal attacks, burn injuries, trucking accidents, and boating accidents. For a free initial consultation please contact O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm and Mr. O’Brien will personally review your case.

USC Law Center
J.D. (1990)
Honors: American Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts, Constitutional Law and Evidence
Activities: Member of USC Law Review from 1988-1990
University of the Pacific
B.A. (1987) | Economics and Political Science
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Professional Experience
Founding & Managing Partner
O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm
- Current
Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison
Articles & Publications
A Cup Of Coffee With 10 Of The Top Personal Injury Attorneys In The United States: Valuable insights you should know before you settle your case
Rutherford Publishing House
Speaking Engagements
Why Do People Need a Personal Injury Attorney?, Business Leader Spotlight Show
Certified Personal Injury Attorney
California Bar Association
Selected as Top Lawyers in Sacramento by Peers 2015 to present
Sacramento Magazine
Selected as Northern California Super Lawyer 2014 to present
Super Lawyers
Trial Advocate of the Year
Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association
American Jurisprudence Awards in Contracts, Constitutional Law and Evidence
USC Law Center
AV Rating
Professional Associations
American Association of Justice
Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association
Consumer Attorneys of California
American Board of Trial Advocates
Associate Member
- Current
California State Bar # 148757
- Current
University of Southern California Law Review
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
9th Circuit
U.S. District Court
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    We handle all of our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means we charge no fee unless we win your case.
Practice Area
  • Personal Injury
Additional Practice Areas
  • Dog Bite
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Burn Injuries
  • Defective Product Liability
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm
O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm Blog
Contact & Map
Elk Grove Office
9401 E Stockton Blvd
Suite 225
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Toll-Free: (800) 722-4176
Telephone: (916) 714-8200
Fax: (916) 714-8201