Aaron A. O’Brien

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. I stand by my clients, and our counsel helps businesses to establish the foundation for growth and success.

Aaron O’Brien is a senior corporate attorney who assists clients with key strategic business transactions, including forming and structuring corporate enterprises, joint ventures, capital raises and other business affairs.  Clients turn to Aaron for his experience advising high-performing business clients and his patient and effective analysis of legal issues.  He practices in both the Corporate and Business Law and Intellectual Property groups. 

Aaron has a diverse client base and spends his time representing executives, company leadership and heads of enterprise and negotiating key agreements and strategic transactions for those clients, private-sector companies, innovative start-ups and new media companies. He also serves as trusted legal counsel, advisor and chief strategist, assisting clients with matters ranging from business formation, acquisition and growth transactions, commercial contracts, and intellectual property matters.

Aaron has a strong sense of civic responsibility and finds it important to contribute to charitable causes and his community.

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  • B.A. from Morehouse College
  • J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law


  • President, Cleveland Public Library Foundation
  • Board Member, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • Ohio Super Lawyers' Rising Star, 2016 and 2017
  • Past District 12 Governor, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Chairman, Just Community
  • Morehouse College Alumni Association
  • 40 under 40 - Kaleidoscope Magazine, 2014
  • Presidential Volunteer Services Award Recipient