is a popular worldwide speaker on issues of adult internet law and regulation, having spoken 72 times since 2000 before thousands of adult webmasters and content producers in the United States, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Holland, and Costa Rica, in ten American states and in three Canadian provinces.
is the author of "Pleasureboating on the River Rubicon", published in hardcover during 2007 by the Thompson-West Publishing Company
in its anthology, Online Pornography.
has written frequently, for over a decade, for AVN Online
, XBIZ World
, Adult Store Buyer and other adult Industry periodicals and trade sites.
is deeply committed to personal liberty and privacy from the interference of government in the spirit of the American Constitution, and in the American political tradition.
J. D. Obenberger is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., 1979), the United States Army Judge Advocate General's School (1979), and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (1986).
He was decorated for distinction as a criminal defense lawyer while a Captain of the US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and was undefeated when he brought cases on behalf of the United States as a prosecutor.
While a Captain in the Army JAG Corps
lived in Germany for three years, and speaks fair conversational German.
has taught trial tactics to the attorneys of the United States Army Trial Defense Service.
He taught Political Science for Central Texas College (1982).
He often provides commentary in television and print media on issues affecting online communications and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Wired, AVN Online, XBIZ, YNOT News, Klixxx and numerous other publications, and has been a guest on The O'Reilly Factor . He is a frequently-contributing "expert" in the field of Adult Film Making at allexperts.com.
He is an active member of The First Amendment Lawyer's Association and the Free Speech Coalition.
has handled a wide variety of criminal cases, ranging from obscenity to conspiracy, aggravated kidnapping, forgery and drug cases, both as a prosecutor and as defense counsel, at trial and on appeal, and in locations as geographically diverse as Brownsville, Texas, Vicenza, Italy, and throughout Germany.
is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
, the United States Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit and the Seventh Cirucuit, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the Northern District of Illinois (admitted to its Trial Bar), The United States Court of Military Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Illinois
passions out of the office include photography and short wave radio.
Obenberger is a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association and the American Legion.
can be reached in the office at (312) 558-6420.
can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
can be Skyped at xxxlaw.
Along with J. D. Obenberger
has defended obscenity cases in both Illinois and Louisana that successfully terminated before trial.
He attended law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and did his undergraduate work at the University of Illinois at Chicago.