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Our Team

Jody O'Brien


Jody O'Brien has practiced law in middle Tennessee since 2001.  She has developed a broad civil practice with an emphasis on family law.  Whether representing an individual who needs the assistance of a legal professional to navigate through a difficult life event such as divorce or injury, or representing a company in a business dispute, Jody carefully advises and zealously advocates for all of her clients.

Jody founded O'Brien Law PLLC in 2012 after practicing law at Bass, Berry & Sims in Nashville for over 10 years.  Jody's past experience includes business disputes of all kinds, representation of a wide variety of manufacturers in product liability actions ranging from single cases to large, complex multi-district litigation and class actions, serving as local counsel in national pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, complex commercial disputes ranging from breach of contract and fiduciary duty, misrepresentation, and other business-related torts. She has significant e-discovery experience in connection with these matters and has managed e-discovery review teams.

Outside of the office, Jody enjoys spending time with her family and their two Siberian Huskies, foodie home cooking and baking, and traveling.

Bar Admissions:
Tennessee (state and federal courts)

Vanderbilt Law School - J.D. 2001
Middle Tennessee State University - B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Beth Townsend

Office Manager, Paralegal

Beth Townsend came out of early retirement to join O'Brien Law in 2013 as office manager, paralegal, and administrative assistant and is an invaluable member of our team.  Beth brings a wealth of experience in legal matters, having been a partner at a family law firm for many years before retiring to focus on raising her children.  Beth brings compassion, a friendly demeanor, responsiveness, and attention to detail to serve our clients.

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