CARA O’BRIEN, ESQ.
Board Member

Ms. O’Brien has dedicated her legal practice for almost a decade to representing and advocating for children that have been poisoned by lead-based paint.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. O’Brien attended Loyola University Maryland and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, summa cum laude, with a major in economics and minor in mathematics in 2004.  She attended the University of Maryland School of Law and received a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, in 2007.  After graduation, Ms. O’Brien served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Steven M. Waldron in the Circuit Court for Harford County.

Ms. O’Brien has successfully represented hundreds of individuals injured through the negligence of owners and operators of residential properties in Baltimore City and the surrounding areas. She has also represented clients at the appellate level.

Over the years, Ms. O’Brien has litigated numerous cases and obtained millions of dollars for her clients.  With the team at Evan K. Thalenberg, P.A., she has successfully tried multiple cases to verdict on behalf of her clients. Ms. O’Brien was selected to the 2017 Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, an honor bestowed upon only 2.5% of Maryland’s lawyers. She is also a member of the Maryland Association for Justice, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Baltimore City Bar Association.  Ms. O’Brien has also been invited to speak and presented at a national lead litigation conference.

Ms. O’Brien loves coming to work each day to achieve justice for her clients. Ms. O’Brien enjoys learning about her clients as well as staying up to date on the current legal and medical issues affecting her cases. Her compassionate yet aggressive approach to her cases allows her to obtain the best possible outcome for each client and build relationships with her clients that often continue after the case is resolved.

Ms. O’Brien resides in Baltimore City with her family and enjoys taking advantage of all of that the city has to offer. When she is not aggressively fighting on behalf of her clients, she enjoys running, yoga and spending time with her family and friends.