Michael T. O'Brien

Director of Information and Litigation Technology

[email protected]

Phone: (312) 360-6655

Fax: (312) 360-6520

An effective organization has a purpose that is shared by all its members and to which they will willingly commit their efforts. People working together can do almost anything.

- James L. Hayes



As Director of Information and Litigation Technology, Mike O'Brien oversees the Firm's entire information technology platform in addition to creating, implementing and managing the Firm's litigation support strategy and solution set.

Mike provides strategic direction for a portfolio of information technology projects based upon business objectives.  Mike oversees projects and programs to implement comprehensive information technology solutions to business problems in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Under Mike’s leadership, Freeborn has developed a state-of-the-art e-Discovery processing lab, which provides a complete, in-house, cost-efficient capability for discovery data processing. With the benefit of the latest technology, Mike’s team of experts supports our clients’ demanding discovery needs around the clock.  For nearly a decade, Mike’s team has worked closely with the software developers of key e-Discovery applications to guide the design and development of products customized for the needs of our attorneys and clients. Through Mike and his team’s knowledge and experience of backend applications, they have created custom applications that add unique features and functionality.

Mike was named “Trailblazers – Litigation” in 2016 by The National Law Journal.  The National Law Journal recognizes top legal professionals as Trailblazers, who have changed the practice in their respective fields through innovative and exceptional legal strategies.  Before joining Freeborn, Mike worked for Williams Lea where he developed and directed an in-house solution for processing electronic documents for discovery.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Litigation Trailblazer, The National Law Journal, 2016


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