We are early in the 2020 campaign! Check back to see Judge O’Brien’s endorsements, as they are awarded/received.


In 2012 and 2014, Judge O'Brien received a rating of Highly Recommended by the Akron Bar Association.*

Judge O’Brien’s 2020 rating will be announced when it is received.

*Previously, the Akron Bar Association assignd one of four possible rankings to candidates (Not Recommended, Acceptable, Recommended, or Highly Recommended).  Those rankings were not an endorsement for or against any particular candidate. Instead, the rankings were an evaluation by the Commission on Judicial Candidates based on seven standards: Integrity, Legal Knowledge and Ability, Professional Experience, Judicial Temperament, Diligence, Personal Responsibility, and Public & Community Service and only indicated the Commission’s opinion on the suitableness of a candidate for the specific judgeship the candidate was seeking.

The Commission on Judicial Candidates has since changed its rating categories and, in 2020, will assign each candidate a Not Acceptable, Adequate, Good, or Excellent rating.