Posted by a client
Attorney O'Brien helped me every step of the way through a really bad situation. There we many dynamics to my divorce with my ex being involved in with drugs, stealing and dealing. Just messy! We lost our house due to a short sale. It was a living nightmare. Deirdre was instrumental in helping me come back from such a horrible situation. She took time to get to know me, and she provided feedback aside from just supporting the legal aspects. She recommended books and groups that I could join to help through the emotional part of my situation. I feel that Deirdre's best quality is her honest approach. She keeps reality in check and she knows the laws inside and out and approaches the situation with real life perspective. She is up front on the costs, and she wont make you fight for something that she knows wont fly in the courts eyes. I still refer back to Deirdre with questions and concerns that arise and she responds to me almost immediately. She also always takes the time out to ask about me, my son and how my life is at that time, she truly cares about me as a person, not just a client. She is often my sound board and when things get foggy through the ups and downs of life after divorce, she provides advise that helps me make the best decisions for my son and I. I could even go as far to say that I consider her a mentor.
Posted by erin
dierdre has helped me a lot. i have a very difficult ex, and dierdre was not at all intimidated by his games. she stood up to him and got me a good result in my divorce modification. she has been great about following up and answering questions after the fact. i really appreciate her expertise
Posted by a client
Deirdre did an awesome job developing a strategy that allowed me to really set myself up well for retirement. While I had to give up more in the short term, she really taught me the importance of looking out for myself in the long term. She knew that emotionally, I wasn't ready to go quickly during my divorce, but she recognized that legally, the best chance I had was to go quickly. She was empathetic to my emotional needs while taking care of my legal needs. Her paralegal was very responsive to my questions. Going through a divorce is really tough but Deirdre made sure it was done as quickly as possible.
Posted by a Divorce client
I was referred to Deirdre by a friend and she provided me excellent advice, strategy development and ultimately, a favorable outcome. Overall a great experience. Thank you, Deirdre!
Posted by VO
My divorce went final in 2004. I have used Deirdre since then for a modification and a few other things. I find her extremely caring about my situation and my family. She on more than 1 occasion has helped me at no cost. I have recommended her a number of times and the experience that I had is consistent with others that I recommended to her. I just can't say enough about my treatment, she worked on minimizing my cost/expenses and was always worried about me and my kids. My resolution turned out great, i was awarded joint physical custody and the family home. At the time we were up against my ex-wife's barracuda attorney that was trying to maximize everyone's cost. You can't go wrong with Deirdre.
Posted by a Child Support client
I am a single mom with a 10 year old daughter. I had never received child support ever, even though there was a court order for it. My ex would just keep working jobs under the table. When I would represent myself in court the judge would always have sympathy for him and I would be left with nothing! I decided I needed a lawyer and a damn good one! I now receive child support every week and BONUS she tracked down a settlement check from an accident that he was in. Yes people, today I just received a check for tens of thousands of dollars that was going to go to him but instead went to me for my daughter! I can't thank Deirdre and her staff enough for changing the lives of my daughter and myself for the better!
Posted by Al
I am a divorcing dad who has been put through the ringer. Deirdre is knowledgable and fair. She keeps things in perspective and is willing to put me in line when I need it. She made several last minute appearances in court due to my ex trying to make emergency motions. She has a realistic plan for my divorce and although the system is slow she is not. She and her paralegal are there to support me when I need it and the information flows smoohtly to me. I never wait long for a call back or an email to my questions. She has a great command of knowledge related to the courts, and what is considered reasonable. My situation is extremely unique and challenging. Every step of the way we have been able to win. To do this one must follow the instructions of the lawyer. Court and court time is not cheap, but for me the cost is worth every penny to protect my children. I dont think I could have found a better lawyer.
Posted by Kevin McMeekin
Deirdre O'Brien is an outstanding divorce lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable about the law. Her performance in court was suburb. Deirdre explained the entire divorce process step by step to me while always keeping my child's best interest in mind. I was really impressed with her professionalism. Deirdre also represented me on multiple occasions when I needed modifications to my divorce decry. I was very pleased with the results every time. I also hired Deirdre to write my Will and Family Trust. I highly recommend Deirdre as a Divorce, Will and Trust lawyer .
Posted by JoAnna
I used Attny O'Brien to review my divorce agreement from our mediation sessions as well as representing me during the actual court appearance for divorce. I found her to be very knowledgable and helpful. She was a great adviser and actually recommeded some changes to the mediation agreement which was a benefit to me in the long run. She is very reliable and easy to work with. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a legal represenative.
Posted by a Divorce client
my story is too long to tell but i promise you this deirdra is a billing machine that cared nothing about me as a client made promises to me while i was paying her thousands that soon turned into fears of my losing everything when i fell behind a a couple payments every phone call started with wheres my money do you have my money?! she even went as low as to call me into her office for a "meeting" when I got there she said she wanted to get paid or she would file a motion to withdraw to which I told her I was making payments every time I got money but she kept sending new UNREASONABLE bills making it impossible to get ahead & that I needed to start seeing some kind of results! Less than a week later i received a 440.00$ bill for that "meeting!" on my most recent court date ( a very crucial one) she stood outside the courtroom refusing to go in until I called in a payment which I did right then & there, when she saw that I was getting angry at how my court case was turning out she said to me "HEY dont get mad at me! I didnt marry her!!! are you kidding me? (In the weeks prior to this I made a 300$, 500$ & 400$ pyt) I paid 1000.00 that day just so she would enter the courtroom with me, half of the 2000.00 owed (this included the new bogus bill of 440.00, a new bill in which she charged me for the preparation of her motion to withdraw & a new 1500.00 retainer...no matter how much I paid out there were never any results on my case only new invoices for more money) this 1000$ was every dollar in my account she took the payment went into the court room approached the judge asked for & was granted permission to withdraw from my case anyways even with those pyts tapped me on the shoulder & said (exact words) Im out of here, good luck & left me standing before the judge & my exwifes attorney alone & scared to death & wondering where all the money was & what it went towards that was already paid to her. When you are facing a divorce things are stressful & scary enough you constantly wonder if the system will be fair to both parties not just the exwife & you typically dont have a million dollars to throw around on finding the right attorney DO NOT find out thousands of dollars into your case that you made a huge mistake & hired the wrong attorney in this case deirdra obrien, do your research find a caring lawyer that has good reviews by both men & women I only wish I looked at these reveiws BEFORE I hired her Im willing to bet what little $ I have left my divorce would be over by now instead I am facing losing everything & starting over with a new attorney which I have to say is worth every penny. The ONLY thing I can thank this lawyer for is removing herself from my case before it went to trial I at least have a chance at saving what little I have left as I have already lost everything else under Deirdras representation!