Stephen M. O’Bryan’s legacy at Taft was honored on May 19 with the naming of the office’s largest conference room to the O’Bryan Room. The dedication honors O’Bryan’s successful 50-year career as a litigation attorney and his longevity with Taft. He began his legal practice with the Cleveland firm Kelley, McCann & Livingstone in 1969, after he earned his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Taft merged with Kelley, McCann & Livingstone in 2001. O’Bryan served as partner-in-charge of the Cleveland office for sixteen years, from 1996-2013.
O’Bryan was named as one of the “500 Most Influential Leaders in Cleveland” by Cleveland Magazine in 2021. He is recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers in America®, Benchmark Litigation, and Ohio Super Lawyers. O’Bryan is a member of the Society of Benchers, the John M. Manos Inn of Court, the International Association of Defense Counsel, and the Eighth District Judicial Conference, to name a few. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio.