How are we different?

The O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm was formed with one thought in mind: justice for injured victims. Our record over the past eighteen years proves how successful we have been in achieving that goal. It remains our singular mission even today.

We handle a wide variety of Sacramento and Elk Grove personal injury cases, ranging from automobile and construction site accidents to product liability and wrongful death actions. We have the experience, expertise, and resources to take on any defendant, large or small, to ensure justice for our clients.

As a firm, we pride ourselves in giving each of our clients the care and guidance needed to help them through such a traumatizing experience in their life.

O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm has earned the trust of both clients and law firm specialized reviewers. Our clients have constantly been satisfied by the way we resolve their cases. Accordingly, Martindale-Hubbell, as well as AVVO, have bestowed us with the highest ratings available.

In our 25 years' experience, the focus has always been and will remain, on satisfying our clients' needs and goals.

Our Attorneys

John M. O'Brien, Sacramento & Elk Grove-based Founding Partner Attorney
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Grant R. Zehnder, Sacramento & Elk Grove-based Partner Attorney
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John M. O'Brien's reputation in winning personal injury cases by being dedicated and incisive precedes him throughout the Californian legal community. He is able to sustain cases in all Californian courts. Also, he is an active member of professional organizations.

Partner attorney Grant R. Zehnder's focus relies, also, on personal injury and labor and employment matters. Mr. Zehnder's outstanding scholastic achievements, lead to his selection to the McGeorge chapters of the Traynor Honor Society and to the Order of the Coif (Top 10%).

The knowledge, experience, and drive placed at the Sacramento & Elk Grove-based O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm in the client's service has lead to a long track record of won cases and recovered damages.

Our Mission & Goals

You are not a case number to us. You are someone who is deserving of our utmost attention and skill. We take the time to learn about you and discover what makes your case unique. Such proactive steps and discernment allows us to always be prepared when it comes time to negotiate a resolution or present a closing argument to a jury.

Aside from experienced trial counsel, our staff is also highly qualified. Our paralegals and legal assistants have over 50 years of combined experience between them in the Sacramento legal community. They are always willing and eager to assist our Sacramento & Elk Grove-based firm's clients with their questions or concerns.

"The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability.

This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peer's members of the Bars and the Judiciary.

This attorney has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubble."

John M. O'Brien, Founding Partner Attorney

John O'Brien John M. O'Brien is a proven trial attorney with more than 22 years of experience in the area of personal injury. He started his own law firm in 1996. Mr. O'Brien enjoys an excellent reputation as a personal injury lawyer in the Sacramento and Elk Grove areas.

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Grant Zehnder, Partner Attorney

Grant Zehnder Prior to joining the O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm, Mr. Zehnder spent three years as a defense-side civil litigator with a practice focusing primarily on personal injury and management-side labor and employment matters.

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O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm

O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm was formed with one thought in mind: justice for injured victims. Our record over the past eighteen years proves how successful we have been in achieving that goal. It remains our singular mission even today.

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As an appreciation of his skilled excellence Sacramento & Elk Grove, CA lawyer John M. O'Brien achieved the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent assessment. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are an accurate indicator of a lawyer's ethical standards and professional ability. The directory is being used by clients all over the U.S. to identify, evaluate, and select the most appropriate lawyer for their needs.

Peer review rating is generated from objective evaluations of lawyers by other members of the Bar. During the first stage, the general ethical standards of a lawyer are being evaluated. Only once a lawyer reaches the "Very High" rating can he or she proceed to the next stage of the evaluation. During the second stage, the attorney's legal ability will be rated. The highest rating one can achieve is "Preeminent".

By being the proud owner of such a rating, Mr. O'Brien's clients can be sure their lawyer meets the highest standards in the following areas:

  • Professional conduct, ethics, and reliability
  • Legal knowledge
  • Analytical capabilities
  • Judgment
  • Communication ability
  • Legal experience

Mr. O'Brien and his partner attorney will handle every single personal injury or product liability case with the same commitment that brought the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating. They will use skills, experience, knowledge, and resources to ensure each client an optimum outcome and just compensation for the damages suffered.

John M. O'Brien, Founding Partner Attorney

John M. O'Brien John M. O'Brien is a proven trial attorney with more than 22 years of experience in the area of personal injury. He started his own law firm in 1996. Mr. O'Brien enjoys an excellent reputation as a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento and Elk Grove areas, California.

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John M. O'BrienO'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm was formed with one thought in mind: justice for injured victims. Our record over the past eighteen years proves how successful we have been in achieving that goal. It remains our singular mission even today.

We are thrilled to announce that John M. O'Brien was chosen by Super Lawyers Magazine one of Northern California's Super Lawyers for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2016 and attorney Grant R. Zehnder was chosen in 2018 a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers from over 70 different practice areas based on research, peer evaluations, and peer nominations. The process starts with gathering the lists of those attorneys - nominated by their own peers - who showed excellence in their work followed by an independent research in more than 10 key categories. A highly skilled and recognized attorney panel reviews these findings and only 5% of the attorneys get to be selected by Super Lawyers but this 5% are truly the finest attorneys in the US.

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"I feel truly honored. It's nice to be recognized by such a prestigious organization for the work we do."

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Founding Partner Attorney John M. O'Brien is a proven trial attorney with more than 22 years of experience in the area of personal injury. He started his own law firm in 1996. Mr. O'Brien enjoys an excellent reputation as a personal injury lawyer in the Sacramento & Elk Grove area, California.

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John M. O'Brien is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) since 2008. American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is a select group of trial attorneys that demand for admission at least 20 successful jury trials and acknowledgment of demonstrated stability and courtroom skill.

"We seek attorneys who display skill, civility, and integrity, to help younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy and to educate the public about the vital importance of the Seventh Amendment." - states ABOTA

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O'Brien & Zehnder Law FirmO'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm was formed with one thought in mind: justice for injured victims. Our record over the past eighteen years proves how successful we have been in achieving that goal. It remains our singular mission even today.

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O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm PC has an A+ rating on BBB - Better Business Bureau. Our Sacramento & Elk Grove-based law firm is BBB accredited since 2011. Better Business Bureau - BBB - accreditation standards include:

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John M. O'Brien, Founding Partner Attorney

John M. O'Brien John M. O'Brien is a proven trial attorney with more than 22 years of experience in the area of personal injury. He started his own law firm in 1996. Mr. O'Brien enjoys an excellent reputation as a personal injury lawyer in the Sacramento and Elk Grove areas.

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John M. O'BrienO'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm was formed with one thought in mind: justice for injured victims. Our record over the past eighteen years proves how successful we have been in achieving that goal. It remains our singular mission even today.

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Created in 2009, the Best of Elk Grove competition brings awareness to all the great small businesses in the city. The competition is open to all Elk Grove businesses, and winners are chosen by people who fill out the online voting ballot. The goal of this competition is to host a fun, fair, and accurate contest to determine the best local businesses by popular vote.

O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm is pleased to announce that Grant Zehnder, our partner attorney has won the 2014 award for the Best Attorney category. We pride ourselves with the result and would like to thank all who voted for Grant in the competition.

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We are pleased to announce that the O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm is a winner in the 2016 Best Law Office category. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us to receive this award.

John M. O'Brien, Founding Partner Attorney

Founding Partner Attorney John M. O'Brien is a proven trial attorney with more than 22 years of experience in the area of personal injury. He started his own law firm in 1996. Mr. O'Brien enjoys an excellent reputation as a personal injury lawyer in the Sacramento and Elk Grove areas.

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John M. O'Brien John M. O'Brien is a proven trial attorney with more than 22 years of experience in the area of personal injury. He started his own law firm in 1996. Mr. O'Brien enjoys an excellent reputation as a personal injury lawyer in the Sacramento and Elk Grove areas.

Grant Zehnder, Partner Attorney

Grant Zehnder Prior to joining the O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm, Mr. Zehnder spent three years as a defense-side civil litigator with a practice focusing primarily on personal injury and management-side labor and employment matters.

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In 2009, the Capitol City Trial Lawyers Association (CCTLA) awarded John M. O'Brien with the distinction and honor of Advocate of the Year. Partner attorney Grant R. Zehnder is also a member of CCTLA.
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John M. O'Brien has a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating and in 2014 he received the Top Contributor title from Avvo.

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John M. O'Brien John M. O'Brien is a proven trial attorney with more than 22 years of experience in the area of personal injury. He started his own law firm in 1996. Mr. O'Brien enjoys an excellent reputation as a personal injury lawyer in the Sacramento and Elk Grove areas.

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Grant Zehnder Sacramento Magazine named Attorney John M. O'Brien as one of Sacramento’s Top Lawyers in 2017, 206, and 2015. Peers chose Mr. O'Brien as a top attorney in the Personal Injury and Product Liability categories. The list of Sacramento's top lawyers was published in Sacramento Magazine's August issue.



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The Sacramento County Bar Association is committed to enhancing the system of justice and the lawyers who practice law in the county, this way serving the community of Sacramento. Personal injury lawyers John M. O'Brien and Grant R. Zehnder are members of the Sacramento County Bar Association.

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John M. O'Brien John M. O'Brien is a proven trial attorney with more than 22 years of experience in the area of personal injury. He started his own law firm in 1996. Mr. O'Brien enjoys an excellent reputation as a personal injury lawyer in the Sacramento and Elk Grove areas.

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we're known for our integrity

We have the highest AV rating on Martindale Hubbell for our legal ability and ethics, an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau and a 10/10 rating on Avvo.

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30 years of experience

John O’Brien was selected as Advocate of the Year by the Capitol City Trial Lawyer’s Association in 2009, nominated for ABOTA, an elite trial lawyer’s organization by his peers in 2010 and selected by Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015.

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we have proven results

We have obtained numerous multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients. We fight for every dollar that our clients deserve.

We Service Clients in Sacramento County and Vicinities

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