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Incisive litigator focused on resolving complex disputes.

Evan O’Brien leverages his broad experience in complex commercial litigation in state and federal court on behalf of the firm’s clients. Prior to joining DRM, Evan was associated with an international law firm in New York, where he represented clients in cutting-edge securities, contract, antitrust, and class-action litigation, and was a member of the trial teams in two landmark securities actions brought in the Southern District of New York. Evan is experienced in all phases of litigation, including fact and expert discovery, motion practice, trial, and appeal.


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, 2014

Harvard University, BA, 2009

Admissions & Clerkships

Vermont, 2018

United States District Court for the District of Vermont, 2018

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2018

Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Christina Reiss, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Vermont, 2016-2017

New York, 2015

Memberships & Activities

Federal Bar Association

Chittenden County Bar Association

Defense Research Institute

Vermont Bar Association

Community Involvement

Leadership Champlain 2020

Reported Cases

Vermont Railway, Inc. v. Town of Shelburne, 918 F.3d 82 (2d Cir. 2019)

Epsom v. Crandall, 2019 VT 74, 220 A.3d 1247


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