Sara O’Brien


Sara O’Brien is an attorney at Stanfield Bechtel Law and has experience managing cases in a multitude of civil practice areas. Earning her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in political science, Attorney O’Brien graduated from PennWest Clarion and earned her Juris Doctor with high honors from Quinnipiac University School of Law, where she graduated with a concentration in health law.  She is admitted to the Connecticut State Bar and to the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Attorney O’Brien is also a certified mediator and holds a certification for Certified Information Privacy Professional U.S. (CIPP/US). Today, she focuses her practice on personal injury, employment and discrimination claims, small business and non-profit representation, professional malpractice, risk management, privacy law compliance, and mediation work. Her primary goal is to provide quality representation to her clients by helping them to realize their legal rights, identify risks, evaluate liability, and ultimately achieve their own goals.

Attorney O’Brien is committed to the legal and local communities alike. She currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, serving as its Chair for the 2023-2024 bar year. She also provides pro bono services to organizations and individuals who may not otherwise be able to afford legal representation and has served as a judge for law student client counseling competitions at Quinnipiac University School of Law. In her own local community, O’Brien serves as an elected member of the Killingworth Board of Finance and is actively involved in the Killingworth Women’s Organization, a group of philanthropic women volunteers dedicated to helping others in the community.  

A Pennsylvania native, Sara enjoys traveling back to Pittsburgh to visit family and friends. Sara also enjoys cooking, tackling home renovations with her husband, and making maple syrup every winter.

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