Monica M. O'Brien

Monica M. O'Brien (Retired)

Scarborough McNeese Oelke & Kilkenny, PC
Five Centerpointe Drive, Suite 240
Lake Oswego, OR 97035-8682

Phone: 503.601.3698
Fax: 503.601.3699

Areas of Practice

Monica joined the firm in 1979 and retired effective year end 2017. Her talents and expertise included all aspects of commercial litigation, including business disputes, breach-of-contract actions, business torts, unfair competition claims, collection matters, real estate and foreclosure litigation, and other conflicts. She also counseled clients on employment matters, including wage-and-hour issues, discrimination, hiring, discipline, and termination, and is widely experienced in drafting employment contracts, agreements, and policies. During her career as a civil litigator, Monica successfully handled many arbitrations, mediations, and trials.

Education and Experience

  • B.A., Vassar College (1974)
  • J.D., Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (1977)
  • Martindale-Hubbell peer rating: AV Preeminent (highest rating)


In her free time, Monica enjoys spending time with her husband, David Degner, and her three daughters, keeping fit, and playing the alto sax in a local community jazz band.