Michael H. O’Brien


T 905 528-7963 x117
F 905 577-0077

Legal Administrative Assistant

Pat Dowd
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Year of Call


Mike completed his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science at Carleton University in 1986 and then journeyed westward to attend law school at the University of Victoria.

After receiving his LL.B. in 1989, he articled with Sullivan Festeryga before being called to the Bar in 1991. He is currently a Partner with the firm and his practice focuses on insurance defence matters, civil litigation and criminal law. Mike has appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and conducted jury and non-jury trials throughout the province.


LL.B., University of Victoria, 1989
B.A., History and Political Science, Carleton University, 1986


Hamilton Lawyers Club
Hamilton Criminal Lawyers’ Association
Hamilton Medical-Legal Society
Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association
Hamilton Law Association Trustee (1998-2004)
      • Nominating Committee (1992-1995)
      • Articling & Young Lawyers Committee (1992-1995)
      • Library of Excellence Committee


Hamilton Community Justice Fund – President
Past President of the John Howard Society
Youth Soccer Coach
Minor Hockey Coach/Executive
Brain Injury Services – Director