Michael D. O’Brien
Michael D. O’Brien is the Managing Partner of Michael D. O’Brien & Associates, P.C. and also supervises the Bankruptcy Practice Group. An Oregon native, Mike graduated from Wilson High School and the University of Oregon where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in History. In 1994, Mike earned his Juris Doctor from University of Wisconsin Law School.
Mike’s practice focuses on bankruptcy for small business owners and complex Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. Mike also represents individuals and small business owners in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings.
In 2007, Mike received Board Certification as a Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification. He is a frequent speaker on debtor/creditor issues and an active member of the Oregon State Bar Debtor/Creditor section. Mike is admitted to practice bankruptcy law in Portland, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Mike is married to his darling wife Cheri, and they have four children, Kyle, Toran, Maguire, and Jocelyn. Although his legal practice keeps him busy, Mike is a dedicated husband and father who coaches baseball with one son, is involved in scouting with another, and never misses a school concert or dance performance.
Theodore J. Piteo
Theodore J. Piteo hails from the east coast, born in Chicago and raised in Kent, Ohio. He attended the Ohio State University Honors College where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Computer Science.
Ted entered Lewis and Clark Law School in 2005 to pursue a legal career and clerked under Legal Aid Clinic Director, Dick Slottee, before earning his Juris Doctorate in 2008. Mr. Piteo was mentioned in this article regarding how you may have cash waiting for you if you have had a recent foreclosure.
Today, Ted actively participates in the bankruptcy community both as a Local Rules Committee Member and as a volunteer for the community outreach program CARE. Ted’s practice focuses on Debt Litigation and Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases for both consumers and small businesses. He has presented CLE classes on Bankruptcy Law and Divorce and is an avid participant in the Oregon State Bar Debtor/Creditor Section. Ted is admitted to practice in Portland, Oregon and Ohio.
Ted lives with his yogini fiancée Kate and their two cats. When you can find Ted in town he is brewing batches of Microbrew beer and tending his garden. More often, when work is done, he is outdoor-bound by bicycle or car to backpack a trail or ski a mountain with the goal of exploring all the nooks and crannies his new home has to offer.