Melanie O'Brien, Chair

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

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:

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


  • 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:
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