Mr. O'Brien is an associate with the law firm of Zampi, Determan & Erickson LLP. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2009 and his Bachelors in Philosophy from Boston College in 2001. Prior to attending law school Mr. O'Brien served as a Teach For America corps member in Los Angeles where he taught 6th grade math and science in the Compton Unified School District. While working in Compton Mr. O'Brien co-founded the Inner City Outings program at his school, coached youth basketball and worked closely with at-risk teenagers at a sports and academic enrichment program sponsored by the University of Southern California.
While in law school Mr. O'Brien externed for the Honorable Napoleon A. Jones, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and volunteered with the Student Hurricane Network to help residents of New Orleans who were victimized by Hurricane Katrina. Mr. O'Brien is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Diego County Bar Association.