Attorney Tim O’Brien is an award-winning journalist who covered the U.S. Supreme Court for more than two decades at ABC News. Currently a contributing correspondent for the PBS series Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, O’Brien’s coverage of the criminal justice system has received widespread acclaim from legal and journalistic communities.
O’Brien received an Emmy Award for his contributions to coverage of the September 11th terrorism attacks, as well as a Columbia-DuPont Award for his documentary Escape from Justice: Nazi War Criminals in America for ABC News.
The American Bar Association also recognized O’Brien’s reporting on the death penalty, honoring him with its higher honor, the Silver Gavel Award . His opinions on a wide range of legal issues have appeared in the opinion pages of The New York Times, the Washington Post, and other national outlets.
O’Brien is also a Professor of Law at Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. A graduate of Loyola University School of Law, he is a member of the District of the Columbia Bar, and the Bar of the Supreme Court. He also sits on the board of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest.