Deborah M.R. O’Brien Daly


Deborah M. R. O’Brien Daly

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Rated AV Preeminent in litigation and appellate practice, Deb O’Brien Daly has been litigating civil cases in state and federal courts for more than 20 years. Ms. O’Brien Daly puts a premium on intelligent analysis, excellent written and oral advocacy, and responsiveness to clients. She has considerable trial court experience, has prevailed on hundreds of dispositive motions, and has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict.

Ms. O’Brien Daly’s practice includes the defense of medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. She also represents corporations and municipalities with respect to a wide variety of matters including contractual disputes, labor and employment, civil rights, negligence and premises liability. In addition, she is experienced in construction litigation, and has represented various commercial clients in intellectual property disputes involving trademark/tradename infringement, unfair competition and right of publicity claims.

Professional Activities

Ms. O’Brien Daly is a member of the state and federal bars in Florida and Illinois. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, and the Seminole and Orange County Florida Bar Associations. She has served as a moot court judge in competitions sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, and the University of Central Florida, and as a mock trial judge in competitions sponsored by the FLREA. Ms. O’Brien Daly has also served as a mentor to Kent law students, and tutored students confined to the Chicago Juvenile Detention Center through a program sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association. Additionally, Ms. O’Brien Daly served as a volunteer on the Florida Voting Rights Legal Team during the 2008 and 2012 general elections, and previously served as chairperson for one of Seminole County’s School Advisory Councils.


Ms. O’Brien Daly obtained her B.S. in Business Administration with High Honors from the University of Florida. She received her J.D. from IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was a Lowell Thomas Scholar, and graduated with Honors. While in law school, Ms. O’Brien Daly served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Charles R. Norgle in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She was also active in the Kent Moot Court Society, and served as a Moot Court Associate Justice.

Bar Admissions

Illinois 1991
Florida 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 2009
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois 1991; Trial Bar 1992
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 2002
U.S. Supreme Court 2013




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