Cara O’Brien

Of Counsel

I love coming to work each day to achieve justice for my clients. I enjoy learning about my clients as well as staying up to date on the current legal and medical issues affecting their cases.

Cara O’Brien, of Counsel to The Yost Legal Group, has dedicated her legal career for over 15 years to representing and advocating for individuals who have been injured by the negligence of others in complex personal injury litigation.

Ms. O’Brien has extensive courtroom experience and has successfully represented hundreds of individuals injured through the negligence of others, obtaining millions of dollars for her clients and multiple seven-figure verdicts.

Over the years, attorney O’Brien has successfully tried multiple cases to verdict on behalf of her clients, including obtaining a verdict for over $5,000,000 on behalf of two clients. Ms. O’Brien has changed the lives of her clients through hundreds of six- and seven-figure settlements. She has also represented clients at both appellate levels.

Her compassionate yet aggressive approach to her cases allows her to obtain the best possible outcome for each client and build relationships with her clients that often continue after the case is resolved.

When she is not aggressively fighting on behalf of her clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, 3 children, and friends, running, and cheering on the Ravens and Orioles.


  • B.B.A. from Loyola University Maryland, summa cum laude
  • J.D. from University of Maryland School of law, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland Bar
  • Washington, D.C. Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Maryland Association for Justice (serves on Board of Governors)
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Baltimore City Bar Association
  • Baltimore City Bar Association
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of Maryland
  • J. Dudley Digges Inn of Court
  • Trial by Woman
  • Society of Women Trial Lawyers (serves on Executive Board)
  • Maryland State Bar Association’s Ethics Committee
  • Peer Review Committee for the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland


  • 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, Maryland Super Lawyer / Rising Star
  • 2019 Leading Women awardee, The Daily Record’s
  • Power List of the Top 25 Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice attorneys , The Daily Record
  • 2024, 2023, Super Lawyer

Community Involvement

  • Former mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake
  • Former board member of Community Law in Action
  • Parent Teacher Organization Vice President