About OCW

Our Firm

Since 1975, O’Brien Coleman & Wright attorneys have been a force for justice for employees and victims of civil rights abuses. Our success is proven by some of the largest jury verdicts and settlements in Western Pennsylvania, including:

  • A thirteen million dollar sex discrimination and retaliation verdict;
  • A multimillion dollar settlement on behalf of retired VA nurses;
  • A one million dollar settlement for the family of a county jail inmate;
  • A million dollar age discrimination verdict for a county corrections officer.

We’ve also brought groundbreaking cases that have advanced the rights of everyone who earns a paycheck, encounters a police officer or interacts with government officials.

  • We received national attention for representing a police officer who refused to shoot a mentally ill man;
  • We handled the first third circuit case to prohibit harassment for failure to conform to gender stereotypes;
  • We obtained a third circuit holding that police cannot rely on unreliable witness statements;
  • We represented black high school students who were subjected to racially discriminatory disciplinary policies;
  • We sued a major hospital chain for disclosing pregnant women’s confidential medical information to child protective services;
  • We filed a class action against the City of Pittsburgh for using excessive force against non-violent protestors following the murder of George Floyd.

Our attorneys provide expert legal counsel, fearless advocacy and a support system that puts our clients’ interests first.

You have rights.

We will fight for them.


Our Values


We understand what you're going through.


We know what to do.


We will be your force for justice.

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Fighting employment discrimination and constitutional violations for over 40 years.

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