Daniel P. O'Brien

Partner

Cleveland Office

(440) 838-8800 phone
(440) 838-8805 fax
(216) 780-3605 cell

dobrien@laborlawyers.com




Education

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    J.D. 1984
  • Albion College, Albion, MI
    B.A. 1981

Dan O'Brien is partner in the Cleveland office. He specializes in Risk and Claims Management. 

His five major areas of concentration are in Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Compensation, Alternative Risk Transfer Methods, Establishment of Best Practices Claims Management Programs and the impact of workers' and unemployment costs in a Merger or Acquisition.

He has over 30 years of experience representing employers before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation.

He has facilitated self-insured workers' compensation programs in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania and has taken over 80 companies self-insured.

Dan's experience includes being the lead consultant on a two year study of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority in 1995 and 1996. This study and subsequent program recommendations led to the establishment of a professional risk management function  within the GCRTA.

Dan has conducted audits of national workers' compensation programs representing the insurance industry, employers, associations and venture capital groups. These audits have included overviews of claims management, reserving practices, settlement practices and litigation management.

Dan has established national "best practices" formats for employers and insurers.

In addition he works with clients in the areas of safety compliance with a special emphasis on OSHA and OSHA compliance issues.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio

Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Ohio

Professional Activities

Featured Speaker on Risk Management and Workers' Compensation for: The Institute for International Research, Northeast Ohio Society of Safety Professionals, Self-Insurers Group of Ohio, The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Bar Association, The Cleveland Builder's Exchange, Printers Association of Ohio, The Solid Waste Association of North America (Buckeye Chapter)

 

 

News/Media

Quotes and Soundbites

How to Manage Workers' Compensation Costs
December 22, 2011

Newsletter Articles

Liability Beyond Your Workers' Compensation Coverage
July 2, 2012

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    J.D. 1984
  • Albion College, Albion, MI
    B.A. 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio