Monica M. O'Brien

Monica M. O'Brien

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

Phone: 503.601.3698
Fax: 503.601.3699
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Areas of Practice

Monica joined the firm in 1979 and is licensed to practice law in both Oregon and Washington. Her talents and expertise include 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 counsels 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 has 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.