Meet Casey O'Brien

Candidate for Judge - 11th District Ohio Court of Appeals

Casey O'Brien is a partner with Ibold and O’Brien (formerly Petersen & Ibold) in Chardon Ohio, a general practice law firm, where he practices in the areas of personal injury, real estate, small business, collections, estate planning/probate, criminal and general litigation.

He has practiced throughout Northeast Ohio and has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer, a 10 BestĚ Personal Injury Attorney and is listed in the Global Directory of Who’s Who as a 2016 Top Lawyer.

Casey is a member of the Ohio State, Ashtabula and Geauga County bar associations, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and formerly of the Order of Barristers following his national final appearance on behalf of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law Moot Court Program while in law school. He has experience in the Real Estate/Title industry and has clerked for both the Lake County Prosecutor’s office and a large Cleveland law firm. He is authorized to practice in all Ohio Courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio and the United States Tax Court.


Professional Experience

  • 18 years practicing law throughout Lake, Ashtabula, Trumbull, Geauga and Portage Counties
  • Hundreds of trials and hearings
  • Thousands of matters handled
  • Partner at Ibold & O'Brien - formerly Petersen & Ibold 
  • Past experience as past time magistrate - Chardon Municipal Court - 2004-2006
  • Past SuperLawyer award winner
  • 10 Best Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Global Who's Who's directory member
  • Zoning Inspector
  • Ashtabula County Educational Service Center Board of Directors past member
  • Ohio State Bar Association Member
  • Ashtabula and Geauga County Bar Association Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America - past member
  • Order of Barristers past member
  • Certified to practice in the United States Tax Court
  • Certified to practice in the United States Federal Court Northern District of Ohio
  • Certified to practice in all Ohio State Courts
  • Graduate of Cleveland State University Marshall College of Law
  • Graduate of Walsh University - North Canton Ohio
  • Graduate of Notre Dame Cathedral Latin School - Chardon Ohio

Personal Experience

  • Married to Wendi (Chutas) O'Brien for 18 years
  • 3 sons - Triston (15), Brendan (13) and Collin (10)
  • Resides on a Century farm in southern Ashtabula County (New Lyme Township) (Maple/Beef/Pigs/Christmas Trees/Hay/Crops)


  • President of Country Neighbor Inc. - Orwell Ohio - Food Bank/Home Delivered Meals/Senior Services organization
  • Past member - Board of Directors Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio
  • Former Ashtabula County Educational Service Center Board of Directors
  • Little League Baseball Coach
  • Youth Football Coach
  • Junior High Football Coach
  • OHSAA Baseball Umpire - 16 years

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