Jay O’Brien
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Education

  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D., 1999)
    Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi, Law Review
  • United States Military Academy (B.S., Nuclear Engineering)

Admissions

Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America ® (Appellate Law), 2011–2017

Affiliations

Professional

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Inns of Court, Member
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Chair, Appellate Section Rules Committee
  • The Federal Bar Association, Baton Rouge Chapter
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Board of Governors

Community

Jay has served on the Board of the Local YMCA and has coached children’s athletics for a number of years including t-ball, baseball, soccer, running, cross country, and most recently has been coaching girls basketball teams grades 3-6.

  • Capital Area United Way Member of the Board (2008–2012); Chairman (2011–2012)
  • YMCA Board Member (2015–2017)
  • Coach, Girls' Basketball Team, ages 9–10

Outside the Office

In his spare time, Jay likes to read military history, focusing on the Korean War. He is an avid triathlete having completed two Ironman races and numerous Olympic and sprint distance triathlons – qualifying for a national championship and finishing second in the state championships for his age group twice. Jay enjoys the outdoors and encourages others to participate as well.