Jamie L. O'Brien

Jamie L. O'Brien - Law Offices of Gerkin and Decker - Jamie_O'Brien's_Bio_PicMs. O’Brien knew she wanted to be an attorney since the seventh grade, and she pursued her career goals with the energy and commitment necessary to reach that goal.

Ms. O’Brien’s philosophy has led her to use a range of alternative dispute resolution approaches to reach fair, amicable settlements outside the courtroom. She puts her empathetic, approachable style into practice, helping parents understand their options and keep their children’s interest as a top priority. She is also able to litigate successfully when necessary and no other sensible option is available. She has over fifteen years of experience in Family Law and she is a trained Mediator and certified in Collaborative Practice.


  • Arizona State University, B.S.
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.

Bar Admission:

  • State of Michigan

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section
  • Certificate Holder in the areas of Family Law – Issued by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Certificate Holder Domestic Mediation and Collaborative Practice
  • Livingston County Bar Association (Co-Founder of Family Law Section)
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Fenton Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Livingston County Child Abuse Prevention Council (CAP), member and Board Chairperson
  • Past Co-chair of the Family Law Section of Washtenaw County Bar Association
  • Past Board member of Fenton Youth Football and Fenton Football Boosters


Trusted Legal Advocates:
"When I met with Gerkin & Decker I immediately felt a sense of relief and knew I was in the right law office. Throughout my divorce they kept me informed every step of the way. They listened, understood, and devised appropriate strategy to successfully complete my divorce and get me the results I wanted..." Read More >