Wendy L. O’Brien, a June 2003 graduate of Duquesne University School of Law, was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2003, and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Fayette County Bar Association.
Attorney O’Brien focuses her practice on Civil Litigation, Estate Planning and Administration, Property, and Family Law Matters, including custody and divorce, as well as support matters.
At Duquesne, Attorney O’Brien graduated with honors, receiving the CALI Award for Excellence in Business Planning. She also worked as an advocate for Duquesne’s Economic and Community Development Clinic, assisting and promoting the development of various Non-Profit organizations in the Pittsburgh region. She was also involved in the Trial Advocacy Program and completed an internship as a law clerk with Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Gary P. Caruso.
Attorney O’Brien received her B.A. from Washington and Jefferson College in 2000, graduating Cum Laude, with honors. There, she was President of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, a member of the National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, the Pre-Law Society, and the German Society. Attorney O’Brien was also the winner of the 2000 J. Adolph Schmitz Prize in language.
Attorney O’Brien was first employed as a legal assistant at the firm in 2001, became an associate in October 2003, and was named a partner when the firm changed its name from The Proden Law Firm, LLC, to Proden & O’Brien, Attorneys at Law, in 2013.
She was hired as an Assistant District Attorney of Fayette County in January of 2016 and was named First Administrative Assistant District Attorney of Fayette County in April of 2018. Attorney O’Brien has served as the Fayette County Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor since 2012, and has acted as solicitor for various other political agencies, townships, and school districts. She regularly receives appointments from the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas to service as a Special Master in Divorce proceedings.
Attorney O’Brien resides in Uniontown, Fayette County, with her husband and three children. She is active with her children’s many sporting activities. She is also active in the community, having served as President of the Uniontown-Chestnut Ridge Rotary Club from 2012-2013, and is a current Member of the Board of Directors for the Fayette County Bar Association. In 2016, she was named the first female to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors for Fayette EMS, a position she continues to hold today.
Representing Clients In
- Civil Litigation
- Estate Planning and Administration
- Property and Real Estate Transactions
- Corporate and Business Law
- Family Matters including: custody and divorce, as well as support matters.
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- Fayette County Bar Assocation
- Pennsylvania Bar Association