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Name: Miller-O'Brien, Crystal
Current Position: Former Chair

Corporate counsel for Medical Management Consultants, Inc. since 2006, Crystal Miller-O’Brien was elected chair of the Law Revision Commission in April 2012. Her term ends in September.

Miller-O’Brien received a bachelor of arts in sociology/psychology from Oberlin College in 1988 and after graduation became a grant project assistant in the Center for Study of Disabled Adults at Howard University for 19 months. She joined Argonaut Insurance Agency in January 1990 as a general liability/workers’ compensation hearing representative and stayed for six years. She returned to school in 1996 and worked full-time as a senior claims supervisor at Employers Insurance Group of Wausau while completing a master’s degree in public administration from Portland State University.

Miller-O’Brien enrolled in Willamette University College in 1998 and received a juris doctor degree three years later. She clerked for Washington State Supreme Court Justice Faith Ireland for nine months after graduation before joining Bullivant Houser Bailey as an employment law and real property litigation associate. Eleven months later, she moved to Robie & Matthai as a litigation associate and then in January 2005 became employment law/litigation associate at Anderson, McPharlin & Conners, LLP.

Miller-O’Brien joined Medical Management Consultants as employment law manager/corporate counsel in 2006, the same year she opened her own law firm, specializing in resolving litigated workplace claims, real property and commercial business matters. She has served as the Southern California minority bar representative on the California Conference of Bar Associations board of directors since 2009. She is a member of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and the National Association of Women Business Owners.

She was appointed to the Law Revision Commission in January 2012 by Governor Jerry Brown.


Miller-O’Brien Elected Chair of Law Revision Commission (Law Revision Commission website) (pdf)

Crystal Miller O'Brien (LinkedIn)

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