John J. O’Brien JD, CLU, CPCU is an attorney and insurance specialist with over thirty years experience in insurance, captive insurance, trial practice and insurance law. He has written extensively on risk, insurance and captive insurance and addressed conferences nationwide and testified as an insurance expert in state and federal courts. He is Adjunct Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at the College of Charleston.
Generally acknowledged as one of the earliest proponents of the captive industry in South Carolina, he founded the first captive insurance management company (Charleston Captive Management Company) in the state. He helped form the South Carolina Captive Insurance Association serving as president and a member of the board of directors. He was instrumental in establishing the Captive Insurance Education Certificate Program in Charleston and in the formation of the Friendly Society Restored, an organization composed of captive service providers in South Carolina. He is a member of the board of directors of The International Center for Captive Insurance Educational and an instructor of ICCIE’s course in professional ethics. He is a member of the insurance committee of the South Carolina Bar Association.
He has participated in the establishing of many captive insurance companies and risk retention groups and serves on the board of the Attorney in Fact for Positive Physicians, a Pennsylvania reciprocal endorsed by the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society, First Keystone Risk Retention Group and Leader Care Captive Insurance Company.
He sold Charleston Captive Management Company to Wilmington Trust in 2005. After assisting Wilmington Trust as Vice President during its entry into captive insurance management, in 2007 he launched his insurance consultant practice where he advises clients on the formation and operation of captives and risk retention groups.
As an attorney, he has developed special expertise in the area of corporate governance and provides detailed and special advice and training on corporate governance in the role of secretary/counsel and as a board and audit committee member of captives and risk retention groups.
- J.D., University of Tennesee
- B.A., LaSalle University
- Board Member, International Center fof Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE)
- Member, South Carolina Captive Insurance Association