Melanie O'Brien, Vice Chairman

Melanie O'BrienPersonal Profile:
Married, four children, Bethel resident since 1984, small business owner

Education:
Ridgefield High School
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
B.A. in Government with Honors
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
Juris Doctor

Community Service:
Current:

  • Town of Bethel Board of Education, Board Member
  • Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, Commissioner
  • Bethel Visiting Nurse Association, Member, Board of Directors

Former:

  • Various volunteer capacities in public schools, including classroom volunteer, reader, and have given law-related presentations on the bill of rights, mock lawsuit analysis, and the law as a profession; Girl Scout leader; Sunday school teacher
  • Town of Bethel Ethics Commission

Professional Experience:
Current:
Lawyer - Private Practice, since 1985

  • Owner, Principal, Law Offices of Melanie P. O'Brien, LLC, Bethel, CT Firm represents individuals and small businesses Former
  • Bethel Town Attorney